December 10, 2021

1. Dr. Peter Buckley is Confirmed by UT BOT as Next Chancellor

On Monday, the UT Board of Trustees approved UT System President Randy Boyd's recommendation that Peter F. Buckley, MD, be appointed as the next chancellor of UTHSC. Dr. Buckley's appointment is effective on February 1, 2022. He will replace Dr. Steve Schwab, who announced his retirement in June and will be returning to faculty.

For more information, please read the story, Buckley Confirmed as New Chancellor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, on our news website or the press release from the UT System. You can also read Dr. Buckley's first message to the campus on the "Messages from the Chancellor" website.

Dr. Peter Buckley
Incoming UTHSC Chancellor

2. UTHSC Impact Awards – TODAY!

You are cordially invited to the inaugural UTHSC Impact Awards honoring UTHSC's exceptional staff, faculty, and students. The UTHSC Impact Awards will be held via Zoom TODAY, Friday, December 10, at 12:00 pm, CST. Winners will be announced for the Thomas C. Lichterman Outstanding Employee Award, Chancellor's Exempt Staff Award, Student Social Justice and Diversity Healthcare Leadership Award, and the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Award. Registration is required.

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3. UTHSC's New Choir – Hippocratic Notes – Performs TODAY!

Come listen to a holiday concert by the Hippocratic Notes, a new UTHSC choir started by the M1s! The Hippocratic Notes Holiday Performance will be held TODAY, Friday, December 10, at 12:15 pm in the Schreier Auditorium on the first (bottom) floor of the Student-Alumni Center on the Memphis campus. All UTHSC employees and students are invited! Ugly sweaters encouraged!

4. Campus Events

As we wrap up the fall semester, we have several things happening on campus:

  • Campus Food Drive – ends TODAY, Friday, December 10
  • Commencement – Monday, December 13
    • Held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
    • 11:00 am
    • Degrees will be presented to 149 graduates
    • Keynote speaker will be UT Alumni Association President Emily Capadalis Love
  • UTHSC Employee Holiday Gathering – Wednesday, December 15
    • Mooney Building Library, Room 201, on the Memphis Campus
    • Pick up a complimentary UTHSC sweatshirt, hot chocolate, and a cookie
    • Check out the newly renovated Historic Quadrangle
    • Chancellor Schwab will give his holiday greetings at 12:00 pm
    • One sweatshirt per employee, with UTHSC badge required for pickup
    • If unable to attend, sweatshirts may also be picked up on Thursday, December 16 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Campus Toy Drive – ends Wednesday, December 15
    • Sponsored by the Women's Resource Group
    • Donate unwrapped toys for children up to age 18
    • Donation box is located in the Madison Plaza Lobby by the security desk
    • Supports the Department of Children's Services

5. Change in Email Forwarding Policy for Faculty, Staff, and Students Beginning December 14

Starting December 14, all UT faculty, staff, students, and departmental accounts will no longer be able to automatically forward university emails to a personal email address.

For anyone automatically forwarding your email to a non-UT email address, ITS recommends that you begin using your UTHSC email account as soon as possible to prevent an interruption in services.

UT’s Microsoft 365 Outlook is available for all. You can learn more about your UT email account options in TechConnect. Additional information about this change will be available later this month.

What if I have a business reason for an exemption?
We continue to evaluate the use of auto-forwarding for work-related exceptions. Faculty and staff will be able to request an exemption for qualifying email domains later this month.

Why is the University making this change?
Forwarding your email to an external email address presents an unnecessary risk to the university. It does not relieve the university or employee from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or other types of discovery. Therefore, the restrictions on email forwarding are made as part of a continuous effort to protect the university’s information.

To learn more about the new policy, including a list of approved domains and how to request an exception, please visit the Forwarding UTHSC Email to Another Email Account article.

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