Student@Tennessee, Monday, Nov 8, 2010 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Students living in South Knoxville may want to pay special attention to detouring that began last week for the Henley Street Bridge rebuild project. Right now, the biggest change you will notice is that TDOT has closed Davenport Road to traffic from East Moody Avenue to the southbound ramp of James White Parkway which intersects Old Sevierville Pike. The closure will remain in effect for the duration of the Henley Bridge project. For those that use this portion of Davenport, please visit the TDOT Henley Bridge project website at Don't forget to stop by the Henley Community Center if you have additional questions or concerns.

Good News

--- Harry "Hap" McSween has agreed to serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2011. His appointment will coincide with Dean Bruce Bursten's plans to return to the faculty at the end of the year after serving for more than five years.

--- The Mortar Board National Foundation has awarded UT Knoxville psychology student Mike Finn with its $2,500 Mary Elizabeth Ramier Fellowship in recognition of his scholarly achievements, which include his work with "Finding Voice," an organization dedicated to improving the campus environment for students with psychological disorders and promoting mental health education.

--- UT students who received the W.K. McClure Scholarships for the Study of World Affairs during 2009 and 2010 were honored last week at a symposium where they displayed their work. Prestigious UT awards given primarily to graduate students, McClure Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for students to support independent research and creative projects abroad. Projects focus on legal, cultural, political, economic, social and scientific studies that shed light on significant issues or problems associated with world affairs and the reduction of international conflict. The W.K. McClure Fund for the Study of World Affairs was established by W.K. McClure, a UT graduate. Wallace McClure, the son of W.K. McClure, who started the endowment, attended last week's symposium. Applications for McClure Scholarships to fund study-abroad experiences during the coming summer and the next academic year are now available. For more details, see

Mark Your Calendar

--- Interdisciplinary lecture, 3 p.m. today in Hodges Library auditorium. Speaker: Piers Bierne, professor of sociology and legal studies, University of Southern Maine. Topic: "Is Bestiality a Crime?" Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Sociology department, the Veterinary Social Work program and the Center for the Study of Social Justice.

--- UT engineering, technical and logistics online career fair, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 9 – 10, 2010. Registration and job fair at
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--- The McClung Museum gift shop's annual sale is Nov. 9 - 14. All items in the shop will be 30 percent off (except books) and there will be special tables with items with extra special prices. View the selection of new gift items, jewelry lines, holiday items and toys. All the revenue from the gift shop supports the museum's educational programs for the public. Questions? Call 974-2144 or visit the museum website at

--- Want some helpful tips of what to do and what not to do with your resume? Attend the Career Services' Resume Workshop, 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Dunford Hall classroom. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Nine teams of UT student entrepreneurs will square off in the last session of "Vol Court" at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Stokely Management Center, seventh floor. The team with the best business idea will receive $1,000 to launch their business, space at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation business incubator, mentoring from Technology 2020's Center for Entrepreneurial Growth and 10 hours of legal advice from Miller & Martin, PLLC -- a prize package worth more than $20,000. A second-place prize package will also be awarded $8,000.

--- The UT Libraries' Documentaries in the Library film series continues with a screening of "The Future of Food," 7 p.m. tomorrow in Hodges Library auditorium. Joanne Logan of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science will lead a discussion following the film. Free and open to the public.

--- Digital and interactive advertising discussion, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Communications Building auditorium. Speaker: Brittany Hunley, interactive account executive at the Erwin-Penland advertising agency. Hunley will discuss agencies, online advertising, website development and social media. Erwin-Penland also offers summer internships in advertising. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Archaeology lecture, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in M311 Walters Life Sciences Building. Speaker: John Friend, UT Classics department. Topic: "The Greek Hoplite from Marathon to Chaeronea." Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the McClung Museum. For more info e-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8279.

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, Nov. 12, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D. Speaker: Andrew Kramer, UT Knoxville anthropology department head. Topic: "Teaching the 'E-Word' in Tennessee: Student Misconceptions about Evolution." Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the arena dining room. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156.

--- Historian Cynthia Robinson of Cornell University will deliver the Marco Institute's annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Hodges Library auditorium. Topic: "Who's That Girl?: Cross-Cultural Narrative, Mysticism and the Lady on the Alhambra Ceilings." Free and open to the public.

--- Photographs of the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp taken by Rob Heller, a UT Knoxville photojournalism professor, will be on display at UT's Ewing Gallery from Nov. 15 to Dec. 13. Heller will present a lecture on the photo exhibition at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, in the McCarty Auditorium of the Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. The photos were taken by Heller during the 2007 European tour of "Living On," his exhibition of photographs and interviews of Tennessee Holocaust survivors and liberators.

--- STAND (Students Taking Action Now for Darfur) along with the Issue Committee and the Honors Council are hosting Carl Wilkens, a witness to the Rwandan genocide, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the UC Auditorium. Wilkens was one of the few Americans to remain in Rwanda during the genocide. Free and open to the public.

--- Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the country, is holding a Dodge Ball and 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 21, in HPER. Information and registration materials can be found on the Dance Marathon website, Be sure to check the website often to see more upcoming fundraisers to cure childhood cancer like the annual 5k run/walk (held on January 29, 2011) and mark your calendars now for the actual Dance Marathon event held on Feb. 25-26, 2011.

--- Interdisciplinary lecture, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the McClung Museum auditorium. Speaker: Alec Mishory, the Department of Religious Studies' 2010-2011 Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor. Topic: "'Alphabet of Creation': Some Aspects of Beauty and Uniqueness of the Hebrew Alphabet." Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Art, the departments of Religious Studies and History, the Abraham and Rebecca Solomon and Ida Schwartz Distinguished Lecture Fund for Judaic Studies, the Karen and Pace Robinson Enrichment Fund, the Knoxville Jewish Alliance and the Jewish Community of Knoxville.

Get Involved

--- MEDIC Regional Blood Center is calling all Volunteer fans to get inVOLved and prove that your blood runs orange. It's time for the 23rd Annual Battle of the Orange and Blue, a blood drive competition that puts Tennessee fans against Kentucky fans. The annual event kicks off on Monday, Nov. 15, and runs through Friday, Nov. 19. Each donor will receive a special game day Orange/Blue t-shirt and a coupon for a free pint of Mayfield Ice Cream. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds (16-year olds can donate but MUST have parental consent), and all donors must have positive identification.

Ready for the World Events

--- The Ready for the World Café takes a trip around the world this week, offering dishes inspired by the cuisine from most every continent. The menu includes Brazilian chicken with rice and olives; Peruvian ceviche, a seafood dish with citrus and onion; roasted pork with sage, rosemary and garlic; summer corn with tons of herbs; Mama Voula's spanakopita, or spinach pie; cherry tomato couscous; herb salad with feta, roasted red peppers and toasted nuts. The café is an international buffet operated by students in the advanced food production and service management class, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) 445. It is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center. Diners pay $11 for the all-you-can-eat buffet or $9 for a plate of food to carry out.

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