Groundhog Day 2009 was Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek’s first day on the job as chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. At least, it was the first day for which he was paid. He’d actually been on the job unofficially for weeks, squeezing UT Knoxville’s business in around his full slate of duties as a senior vice-president of the University of Florida. Idle hours were rare before February 2 and have been even rarer since, with his current schedule of 70- to 80-hour weeks. Still, he managed to find some time for a conversation with Higher Ground.
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- UT’s Vols Vote Coalition Enhances Campus Election EngagementVoter education, registration, and participation in elections has dramatically increased on campus since organizers began hosting civic summits and formed the Vols Vote Coalition. The post UT’s Vols Vote Coalition Enhances Campus Election Engagement first appeared on News.
- UT Experts Hope Tree Colors Can Help Missing Person SearchesResearchers want to determine whether decomposing body nutrients might alter leaf color enough to aid searches for missing persons. The post UT Experts Hope Tree Colors Can Help Missing Person Searches first appeared on News.
- A Love Letter to Black AppalachiaSince she arrived in Knoxville, Black scholar and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, sociologist Enkeshi El-Amin has been building bridges between academia and local communities. The post A Love Letter to Black Appalachia first appeared on News.
- UT Herbarium among Recipients of NSF GrantThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Herbarium is part of a multimillion-dollar grant to digitize and study bryophytes and lichens, two important species in cryptobiotic communities. The post UT Herbarium among Recipients of NSF Grant first appeared on News.
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