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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
College of Arts & Sciences
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From the Dean

Catch up on the latest news from the Hill.
Dean Theresa Lee shares observations on the state of the college as the new academic year begins.


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Welcome Break for Hardworking Staff

It's rare for hardworking and dedicated CAS staff to find time for a break.  But at the end of spring semester, they did just that.  As guests of the dean, they paused from work to share some good eats and kick up their heels to the sounds of bluegrass music under a large tent on the south lawn of Ayres Hall.


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Hitting the Ground Running

Andy Kramer joined the college as associate dean for academic personnel on July 1.  He moved quickly into his new office in 312 Ayres Hall and has been hard at work preparing for the beginning of the new academic year.


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Leadership Appointments in Departments

As the new academic year begins, five of the college's twenty-one departments have new or reappointed leaders: political science, earth and planetary sciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, religious studies, and anthropology.


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Safeguarding Your Identity

All of us are familiar with the security risks regarding passwords, online shopping, and social media posts. However, there are other areas that may make those in higher education susceptible to ID theft.


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Learning Outcomes Assessment for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Kudos to Arts and Sciences faculty and staff who enabled the college to meet the May 30, 2014 deadline for completing degree level assessments for the past academic year.



September 12, 2014
Diversity Summit

September 30, 2014
Teaching and Cunningham Awards Nominations Due

October 10, 2014
All Other Convocation Awards Nominations Due

December 3, 2014
Winter Convocation

December 12, 2014
Graduate Hooding

December 13, 2014


The University of Tennessee
College of Arts & Sciences
Office of the Dean
312 Ayres Hall
1403 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-1330
Phone: 865-974-5332 | Fax: 865-974-4352
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