November 17, 2014 Faculty + Staff Insights: November 17, 2014

upcoming dates

Nov 17 & Dec. 1 | Fulbright Information Sessions

Nov 20 | Art Critics Smith + Saltz Present

Nov 20-Dec 2 | Final Reviews (see schedule)

Nov 27-28 | Thanksgiving Break

Dec 2 | Last Day of  Fall Classes

Dec 3 | College Day

Dec 5 | Holiday Get Together at Dean Poole’s House

Dec 29-Jan 2 | AIAS FORUM in Nashville

faculty + staff news

“Members Recognized by DesignIntelligence, ” IDEC News (web), featuring Ryann Aoukar, who is named one  of “30 Most Admired Educators” for 2015 by DesignIntelligenceSubmitted by Scott Poole. 

UT launches VOLstarter to impact students’ Big Ideas. Two college projects are featured, Freedom by Design and Design Matters Camp. Contribute to and share these crowd-funding efforts. Submitted by Amy Howard.

“UT Students Gain Experience While Helping Others,” Knoxville News Sentinel. Features work of Appalachia Project and video interviews with graduate students. Submitted by Kiki Roeder. 

U.S. Military Flag Court designed by UT Professor Curtis Stewart dedicated at Louisville, KY, Town HallThe Daily TimesSubmitted by Gale Fulton.

Charity Event Highlights Breasts, Cancer Battles,” The Daily Beacon. Showcases work by Professor John McRae.

Art Power Couple Roberta Smith + Jerry Saltz to Speak Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. Submitted by Tricia Stuth

Contract Policy Notice. Email Florence Graves with any  contracts you may receive (restaurants, software related, or any other).  UT employees are not authorized to sign any contracts (paper and online) on behalf of UT per policy.  This also includes clicking the “Yes or I Agree” for online contracts related to UT business.  All contracts have to go through UT contract process from College Business Office to Central Administration for approval.  Submitted by Florence Graves. 

conferences + grants + competitions

The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center in collaboration with the Graduate School is now accepting applications for the Graduate Teaching Certification Program. Please share with graduate students. The program is designed to foster confidence and excellence in teaching and learning.  This 15-18 month, noncredit program will allow for the deep exploration of current theories and practices and application in the participant’s own classroom.  Applications are due Monday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m. Submitted by Lisa Mullikin. 

HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design & Planning Competition challenges multi-disciplinary, graduate student teams to respond to a real life affordable housing design and planning issue. The competition is sponsored by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Deadline for teams to register is December 1. Submitted by Julie Beckman. 

P3: People, Prosperty and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability is a unique college competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life. Applications accepted until December 16, 11:59 p.m. Submitted by Kiki Roeder.

ONSF Exploration Grant Program supports current UT undergraduate students in their efforts to plan for, research, and establish connections for nationally competitive scholarship opportunities. Application form due January 12 at 5:00 p.m. Submitted by Kiki Roeder.