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Events: Week of March 30 – April 3

Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3

Social Media Week
“The Power of Social Media” is the theme of Social Media Week 2015. The week includes eight presentations, all of which take place in the Scripps Lab, located in the Communications Building in Circle Park. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

For more information and a detailed list of the speakers this week, visit the College of Communication and Information.

Monday, March 30

Comparative and Experimental Medicine Seminar
Pathogenesis and Control of Herpetic Lesions in the Nervous System and Visual Track
Dr. Robert L. Hendricks
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sequoyah Room
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Physics Colloquium
The Curse of the Bambino: History and Future of the Microwave Cavity Search for Dark Matter Axions
Karl van Bibber, University of California, Berkeley
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, The Science and Engineering Research Facility
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Microbiology General Seminar Series Spring 2015
Dr. Gregory Taylor, from the Duke University School of Medicine, will present a seminar titled, “The role of IRG protiens in innate immunity,” as part of the Microbiology General Seminar series for the spring 2015 semester. Admission is free and open to the public.
3:35 PM – 5:00 PM, Walters Life Sciences M309
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Architecture + Design Lecture: Nina-Marie Lister
Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester as part of the Church Memorial Lecture Series.The series, which will feature lectures, films, and exhibits, kicks off Monday, January 26. All events are free and open to the public and provide opportunities to gain insight into the works and ideas in the design disciplines today.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, McCarty Auditorium
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Writers in the Library:
Poetry Reading by Distinguished Alums Charlotte Pence and Bradford Tice

This is a poetry reading by two UT alums with new books of poetry. Charlotte Pence and Bradford Tice both received their BA’s and PhD’s in English from the University of Tennessee. Charlotte’s new book of poems is Many Small Fires, Black Lawrence Press. Brad Tice’s new book is What the Night Numbered. The event is part of the Writers in the Library series.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Hodges Library Auditorium
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Tuesday, March 31

Susan Ferber: The Dirty Little Secret of the Second Book
Susan Ferber, executive editor for American and World history at Oxford University Press, will be on campus to discuss what she calls “the dirty little secret of the second book.” Although it’s easier to get a second book published, as you’ve already established a track record of sorts, there are unique challenges.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Melrose Hall F-103
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Vol Court Pitch Competition
Vol Court is a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice by presenting their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,000 in cash, office space in the UTRF Business Incubator, and various professional services. This series (including the pitch competition) is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. No advanced registration is required.
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, Haslam Business Building, Room 104
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Wednesday, April 1

Hike the Hill in Heels
Kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by joining the hike to raise awareness about sexual assault. Everyone is encouraged to put on a pair of heels and hike from the Torchbearer to Ayres Hall. The event is open to anyone who wants to participate: individually, as part of a team, or as a donor to a participant.The entry fee is $10 for individuals or $8 for team members (minimum team of four).
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Torchbearer Statue
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Marketing your research experience on your resume
Have a great research experience but unsure of how to present it on your resume? We will help you translate your experience into language appropriate for a professional resume in this interactive workshop. 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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Thursday, April 2

Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum
Paul Ferraro, professor of Economics at Georgia State University
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Baker Center- Toyota Auditorium
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Friday, April 3

Spring Recess – Enjoy the long weekend!

Coming Up …

NeuroNET Spring Symposium
Pain and Opiates: Neuronal Mechanisms, Behavioral Consequences, and Societal Impact.
April 8-9, Toyota Auditorium, Baker Center.

Community Engagement and the Research University
Barbara A. Holland, Ph.D., holds academic affiliations with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Portland State University and University of Sydney. She is an internationally recognized expert in organizational change in higher education with a special emphasis on the institutionalization and assessment of community engagement and has published and consulted widely on these topics. She was also on the selection panel that assigned our new Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Details and RSVP: http://doodle.com/vga28k34ygfnezwg
April 10, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel

Research Week
The Office of Undergraduate Research and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are pleased to sponsor the sixth annual Research Week. This week celebrates and highlights undergraduate research and creative activities that take place across campus.
April 10 – 18

PRIM&R Institutional Review Board (IRB) Course
The Office of Research and Engagement will host a day-long Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Institutional Review Board (IRB) course on April 27th. Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101sm is based on an established, continuously updated curriculum that covers the ethics, history, and federal regulations involved in conducting research on human subjects. This course is free and open to the public.
April 27, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Alumni Memorial Building, Room 32