January 12, 2015 Faculty + Staff Newsletter: January 12, 2015

upcoming dates

Jan 12 | Mini-Term Information Session

Jan 13 | Chancellor + Provost Annual Visit

Jan 14 | College Faculty Meeting

Jan 16 | International Student Exchange Luncheon

Jan 21 | 50th Anniversary Lunchtime Discussion

Jan 21 | Governor’s Chair Seminar Series: Benton Johnson

Jan 21  | Film Series: “Breathless” by Jean-Luc Godard

Jan 26 | Church Lecture: Jason Young

faculty + staff news

University achieves Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. 5 of 50 exemplary projects are attributed to college faculty. Submitted via Scott Poole. 

“UnNatural History: Portraits”  is an exhibition of work by Diane Fox, January 8-February 28, 2015 at The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Submitted by Diane Fox. 

Faculty, Students Continue Haiti Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Efforts” as featured by Tennessee Today. Interview with John McRae will occur on Channel 8 on Jan. 12 or Jan. 13. Submitted by Kiki Roeder. 

Career Day is February 20. Please see and encourage students to attend the preparation events listed hereSubmitted via Julie Beckman.

The Final Review Schedule has been drafted. Please see the schedule, noting that spaces have not been allocated yet. Submitted by Lisa Mullikin. 

Successful national AIAS FORUM, Dec. 29-Jan 1, featured numerous faculty and was hosted by students of our UT AIAS Chapter. Our Freedom by Design won 4 awards. Submitted by Kiki Roeder. 

Ewing Gallery Exhibition: “Compound Lens” featuring the photographic and video work of 19 UT alumni and students of Baldwin Lee.  Submitted via Sarah McFalls. 

REMINDER: Chancellor and Provost’s annual visit is tomorrow on Tuesday, January 13.  The meeting will take place in Room 103 B from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.. Submitted via Jenny Collins. 

conferences + grants + competitions 

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Invites Applications. In order to promote dialogue and raise public awareness about the role of architecture in culture and society, the foundation is inviting applications from nonprofit organizations to assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment. To that end, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to help organizations with production-related expenses incurred as it takes a project from conceptualization to realization. Projects may include but are not limited to public presentations such as publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, and conferences/lectures.

Graham Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Carter Manny Awards. Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

National Institutes of Health Research Opportunities.  The Office of Research and Engagement has announced a new opportunity for faculty, staff, and students interested in health-related research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UT NIH Research Community listserv ( is a new forum to share NIH news and announcements, to learn about funding opportunities, workshops, and speakers, to connect with potential collaborators across campus and beyond, and to crowdsource questions related to all aspects of the NIH grant process—from proposal development to the application and review process to post-award management.

The ASLA is accepting proposals for education sessions for the 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO, November 6-9, in Chicago. If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our online system. Click here for detailed information on submitting education program proposals. The deadline for submissions is January 29, 2015.