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Events: Week of March 2-6

More events are listed on the Campus Events page. For a list of workshops offered by the Office of Research and Engagement, visit https://tiny.utk.edu/oreworkshops

Monday, March 2

Comparative and Experimental Medicine Seminar
Large Animal Regenerative Medicine Program
Speaker: Dr. Madhu Dhar, Associate Professor
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, College of Veterinary Medicine
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Physics Colloquium
“The Proton Radius Puzzle”
Speaker: Ron Gilman, Rutgers
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, The Science and Engineering Research Facility
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Spring 2015 Microbiology General Seminar Series
“Clostridium difficile infection: Tripartite interactions between a pathogen, host, and microbiota”
Speaker: Dr. Vincent Young, University of Michigan
3:35 PM – 5:00 PM, Walters Life Sciences M309
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Tuesday, March 3

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Information Session
For those new to undergraduate research the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) information sessions are the best way to learn about what our office has to offer. You must register to attend on the OUR website at http://ugresearch.utk.edu/seminar-registration/.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Blount Hall, Room A004
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UT Humanities Center ‘Conversations and Cocktails’
Professor Ernest Freeberg will illuminate (pardon the pun) how electric light shaped the modern world in his conversation on “The Age of Edison: How the Electric Light Created Modern America.“He willtrace the evolution of the light bulb from Edison’s laboratory into the streets and homes of Americans across the continent, showing that this new world of electric light actually had many inventors-men and women who adapted the light to change the way we work, shop, sleep and play.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, The Orangery
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Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT
Start off Women’s History Month with a conversation with Dr. Susan Riechert, recipient of 2014 Notable Woman Award from the Commission for Women and prominent scholar in spider research, discuss challenges in her work in the male-dominated field of spider research and her outreach to local schools through Biology in a Box. Presented by the UT Commission for Women.
6:30 PM, Hodges Library Auditorium
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Civil War Archaeology of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Martha Wiley, historian at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, will talk about recent archaeological research related to the Civil War.
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
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Wednesday, March 4

Cancer Community of Scholars Symposium
Donald M. EngelmanHiggins Professor of Biochemistry at Yale University, will present “Insertion of a transmembrane helix, and its uses in targeting tumors” at the Cancer Community of Scholars Symposium Wednesday, March 4. Engelman is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the National Institutes of Health, and has been a Guggenheim fellow.
5:00 PM, Wood Auditorium, UT Medical Center
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Thursday, March 5

Public Lecture: Fossil Evidence on the Origin of the Mammalian Brain
We all know that humans are special because of our huge brains, but how did this great innovation come about?  And why should a paleontologist be the one to explain it?  Thanks to advances in Computed Tomography (CT), this revolutionary medical diagnostic tool has been adapted to other specialized uses, and it now enables us to see non-destructively inside the skulls of rare and precious specimens from the ancient fossil record.
3:40 PM – 5:00 PM, Earth & Planetary Sciences
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Dinner Dialogue: Allies- Taking Action for LGBTQQIA Communities
Being an ally means learning and taking action for those in the LGBTQQIA community. Check out this video to get ready for an interesting and informative discussion.
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, OUTreach: LGBT & Ally Resource Center
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Friday, March 6

2015 EHHS Spring Research Colloquim
This is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize research done by UT’s graduate students in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. There will be oral presentations and poster presentations representing each of the College’s academic departments.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Spencer Olmstead who will present “Finding our WAE: Examining and promoting Wellbeing for Adolescents and Emerging adults.”
10 AM – 3 PM, Black Cultural Center on Melrose Ave.
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UT Science Forum | presented by Quest
David Dixon, graduate teaching associate in nuclear engineering, will speak on “Nuclear Power for Deep-Space Missions” from noon to 1 p.m. during the UT Science Forum in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
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EEB Seminar: Kiona Ogle, Arizona State University
The weekly EEB seminar starts at 3:30 p.m. in Room 307 of the Science & Engineering Bldg, unless otherwise noted. For title and abstract information, please visit the EEB website.
Speaker: Kiona Ogle, Arizona State University
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM, The Science and Engineering Research Facility
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Saturday, March 7

Big Orange Adventure Fun Run
The Big Orange Adventure is a fundraiser for the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event, hosted by the Graduate Student Senate, is a “fun run” where pre-registered teams of 4 to 6 participants will race to complete challenges and solve puzzles.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
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PEER Symposium
Dr. Fiske is a nationally-recognized author and lecturer on the subject of career development, leadership and entrepreneurship for scientists and engineers. He is a regular contributor to Nature (the #1 international scientific journal) and a past columnist for Science (the #1 US scientific journal). His articles have appeared in The New Scientist.
9:00 AM – 2:15 PM, Min H. Kao Building
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Women’s Empowerment Summit
This Summit seeks to educate and empower UT students through a series of workshops about feminism, sexuality and religion, women in leadership roles, and current legal issues. Featured speakers will include Knoxville’s first female mayor, Madeline Rogero, and UT Dean of Students, Dr. Melissa Shivers.​ Additionally, there will be a panel during lunch featuring women in male-dominated career fields.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, University Center
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Spanish Immersion Day
Don’t miss a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hispanic culture, life, cooking, dancing, and much more! You will play indoor and outdoor games, cook and eat delicious food from various Hispanic countries, play a Scavenger Hunt, and enjoy a salsa and merengue final party! It is a great opportunity to improve your Spanish and deepen your knowledge of Hispanic culture, in a fun and joyful environment. To sign up, please contact Annachiara Mariani at amariani@utk.edu
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Tennessee School for the Deaf
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