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03/27/2014 – Baker Cafe: Dr. David Greene on Transportation Issues in Public Policy

9:30 am The Howard Baker Center is sponsoring a new monthly event called the Baker Cafe, where attendees will enjoy short bursts of knowledge brewed just for you. The Baker Cafe provides students with a chance to engage in caffeinated conversations about policy issues and to learn about these prevalent matters in a casual environment. [...]

02/17/2014 – UT Econ Club rescheduled ‘Inequality for All’

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Toyota Auditorium Help the UT Economics Club win the national Up to Us competition (dealing with the national debt) as we watch this award-winning film with former Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, as he explores the widening economic gap in the United States. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. The event [...]

02/12/2014 – Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy – Steven Chu

To watch this lecture, recorded on Feb. 12, 2014 at Oak Ridge National Lab, click on this link Chu Lecture. ORNL. 2.2014 Dr. Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, will present on Wednesday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. on “Energy and the Industrial Revolution: Past, Present, and Future.” This presentation will be webcast live from Oak Ridge National [...]

01/31/2014 – “The Promise of Universities in School Reform” Webinar

Join us for this webinar, with local speaker, Dr. Bob Kronick, and learn about the role of various higher education institutions in supporting their local K-12 schools. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Anchor Institutions Task Force, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership. UT’s own, [...]

01/30/2014 – Energy and Environment Forum: Elena Bennett

The Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum is an opportunity for academics to share their research findings to a broad set of academics, researchers, and students from outside their own discpline but who have a common interest in environmental and energy issues. We invite four to six speakers each semester from fields such as ecology, [...]

01/29/2014 – Baker Cafe: Dr. Matt Murray on the Economy & Public Policy

10-11 AM, Toyota Auditorium The Howard Baker Center is sponsoring a new monthly event called the Baker Cafe, where attendees will enjoy short bursts of knowledge brewed just for you. The Baker Cafe provides students with a chance to engage in caffeinated conversations about policy issues and to learn about these prevalent matters in a [...]

01/28/2014 – Showcase of UT Student Organizations

5:30-7 PM, Toyota Auditorium The Baker Center’s showcase of student organizations engaged in government policy, and politics is open to all students who wish to become more involved.

01/27/2014 – Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy

10-11 AM, Toyota Auditorium Dr. Arun Majumder, Vice President of Energy, Google, will present on Monday, January 27, 10:00 a.m. on “Energy and the Industrial Revolution: Past, Present, and Future.”  This presentation will be webcast live from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Toyota Auditorium. Dr. [...]

Applications for Baker Ambassadors Now Available – Due Feb 7, 2014

The Baker Ambassadors program – students who assist in planning, hosting and managing events at the Baker Center – is accepting applications for 2014.  Open to all with an interest in public policy, government, public service, energy & environment, global security and leadership – rising sophomores and up!  Baker Ambassador App 2014  Apply today!

Parking Policy Challenge Report – Now Available

In the Fall of 2013, the Baker Center hosted its first Baker Policy Challenge, led by the Baker Ambassadors.  The challenge was to research parking issues related to the Cumberland Avenue Strip and report the findings to the City of Knoxville. That report is now complete and available here.  Policy Challenge Report 1.14.14