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VOL. 41 | NO. 20 | Friday, May 19, 2017

Reinventing the Wing

UT’s NASA grant could reshape flight

Jim Coder’s fascination with flight has been a lifelong interest, a career and now a partnership with NASA. “I’ve always been interested in airplanes,” says Coder, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Tennessee.

Chancellor: $9.9M grant ‘hugely gratifying’

NASA’s $9.9 million grant to a University of Tennessee aviation research team is believed to be the largest-ever NASA award for a UT-led project.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Haslam credits GOP ‘experiment’ for Tennessee’s success

If you ask Gov. Bill Haslam, Republican government is the best thing since sliced bread. Not only is GOP leadership responsible for a myriad of tax cuts leading to record surpluses and a $37 billion budget funding better K-12 and higher education, shoring up the rainy day and TennCare funds, shrinking state debt and building an economic environment for job creation, Haslam says.

Local Weather

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EVENTS

Arrowmont’s Shine, Wine & Dine. The 7th annual event features an evening of fun, fine arts and crafts, live and silent auctions and food and drink. Festive spring attire is encouraged. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and live auction to follow at 7:15 p.m. Attendance is limited to 200. Corporate and individual sponsorships and tickets are available. Individual tickets are $175; table sponsorships start at $1,500. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Information: www.arrowmont.org/events/7th-annual-shine-wine-dine-dinner-and-auction

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Road to WCWS once again goes through Knoxville

Several of Tennessee’s athletic teams would just be glad to get an NCAA tournament bid. UT’s softball team expects a lot more. Like getting to the Women’s College World Series.

Geer a senior leader on a team loaded with youth

Megan Geer is savoring every moment as her career with Tennessee’s softball team approaches its end.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

If Saban’s the best, why aren’t his protégés?

In a recent article at CBSSports.com, Nick Saban was ranked the top coach in the so-called Power Five conferences.

NEWSMAKERS

TMA recognizes Knoxville physician

Clifton R. Tennison Jr., M.D., of Knoxville, has received the Tennessee Medical Association’s Outstanding Physician Award, one of three honored by the organization.

BRIEFS

Sexual misconduct reports increase at UT Knoxville in 2016

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A new report from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville says sexual misconduct reports at the school rose by more than two-thirds last year, from 38 complaints in 2015 to 64 in 2016.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

2017 Sienna adds more power, better fuel economy

Toyota’s Sienna van adds a more powerful and more fuel-efficient engine for 2017 and now ranks at the top in gas mileage ratings with competing family vans.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Take a weekend off, read a book about relaxing

Zzzzzzzzzip. That was the sound of your last weekend as it passed by, but it probably doesn’t matter anyhow: it was packed with work, To-Dos and obligations, kid’s sports, and more work. Sometimes, you wonder why you even bother. You might as well just go to the office – but first, read “The Weekend Effect” by Katrina Onstad before you zip out Friday afternoon.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

The negotiation game: Turn a nibble into a bite

Negotiations occur several times throughout the day. They may not be as major as buying a new car or asking for a raise, but they happen almost every time you interact with another person.

CAREER CORNER

Ask questions of hiring manager when given the chance

Sometimes, getting a job is dependent more on what you ask than what you answer. We spend so much time preparing for how we will answer the hiring manager’s questions but very little time thinking about what we want to know.