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Research Week 2016

2016 Research WeekThe Office of Undergraduate Research and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are pleased to sponsor the seventh annual Research Week from April 11 – 15.  This week celebrates and highlights undergraduate research and creative activities that take place across campus. We hope to see you at one of the many events and activities happening this week.

Events and Activities will be posted as they are scheduled.

Scavenger Hunt

Join the adventure! Crossing all majors and disciplines, you will be issued a series of missions to complete by Thursday, April 14. Some missions are very difficult and are worth a lot of points, other questions are easy, but are only worth a few points. Complete as many as you can before the deadline.

Compete as an individual or get a group of friends (no more than 5) and compete as a team.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Limited to the first 20 teams that register.

Register here

Research Week Kickoff

Monday, April 11, 4:30 pm; Hodges Library

Join us as Chancellor Cheek kicks off the 20th annual EURēCA competition and the 7th annual Research Week in Hodges Library. Brief comments will be made on the history of the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) and cake will be served.

 

Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA)
April 11-15; Hodges Library

The University of Tennessee offers undergraduates the opportunity to reach beyond the classroom to pursue the excitement of original research and creative projects. Every spring, the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Research & Engagement organizes the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) — a multi-day exhibition and performance event for students. 2016 will be the 20th anniversary of this event. Join us as we celebrate! See the full schedule of events at http://eureca.utk.edu/schedule-of-events/.

 

Child and Family Open House Event
April 11, April 13, and April 15, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

We invite prospective students and their families to join us for the Department of Child and Family Studies’ First Open House, a series of events tailored to your academic interests. Throughout your time at the Open House, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, admissions staff, and current students. Please RSVP at https://twitter.com/utk_cfs by March 25th. You can also take a campus tour by registering online at vip.utk.edu.

 

Writers in the Library: Adam Day and Leslie LaChance
Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Poets Adam Day and Leslie LaChance will read from their work at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, in the Hodges Library auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Leslie LaChance is an assistant editor with Sundress Publications, where she curates The Wardrobe and is developing a children’s literature list. She also edits Mixitini Matrix: A Journal of Creative Collaboration. LaChance’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journalsHer chapbook collection, How She Got That Way, was published in the quartet volume Mend & Hone by Toadlily Press in 2013. Her work has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. A University of Tennessee alumnus, LaChance is currently an associate professor of English at Volunteer State Community College, in Gallatin, Tennessee, where she teaches writing and literature courses.

Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books, 2015), and he is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. He directs the Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.

 

UT Jazz Big Band Concert
Tuesday, April 12, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

 

Spring Saxophone Studio Recital      
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

 

Ricardo Ferreira; violin graduate recital; assisted by Elizabeth Vaughn-piano
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

 

Miriam Budayr and Ryan Stennes; compositions, joint senior recital
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

 

Earth & Planetary Sciences Colloquium
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Michael Russell from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory presents “How Life Emerges on Wet and Rocky Worlds”. Earth & Planetary Sciences, 1412 Circle Drive, Room 302.

 

Mathematics Honors Day
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Tennessee is pleased to announce that the annual Honors Day Reception will be held in the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

 

Michael Douty; conducting graduate recital; assisted by selected members of the UT Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

 

Christine Dunn; piano, senior recital
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

 

UT Opera Theatre presents: Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
The Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN 37902

 

Undergraduate Business Plan Competition – Final Round
Friday, April 15, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm; Stokely Management Center, Room G2

With the mission of strengthening the entrepreneurial culture and spirit across the university, the competition allows participants to enhance their understanding of new venture creation, polish their communication skills, minimize the risks involved in creating a sound business plan, and network with other entrepreneurially-oriented students, successful local entrepreneurs, and potential investors. The final round will be open to spectators for the first time!

 

2nd Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium
Friday, April 15, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Min Kao

This year’s 2nd Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium is a full-day professional conference with undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and staff poster & oral sessions, a keynote address, a question & answer panel of STEM faculty & staff from the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and local industry, plus a Career Fair with companies and organizations across STEM fields!
All are invited to attend! ​Female undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff researchers are invited to submit an abstract. Registration located in Min Kao Building, Main Landing area

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