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Iraq to America: UT Coach Pat Summitt, Sport 4 Peace Host Iraqi Girls

An Iraqi girls’ basketball team made up of 10 players and three coaches will be making a stop at the University of Tennessee and the Lady Vols basketball camp as part of a program that helps promote peace through sports. Sport 4 PeaceSponsored by Sport 4 Peace/Global Sports Partners and SportsUnited, the players arrived in Washington, D.C., on June 3 and spent several days in the nation’s capital.

UT Knoxville to Host Disney Keys to Excellence Program on July 21

Businesspeople interested in gathering valuable advice from Disney insiders are invited to register for the Disney Keys to Excellence Program on July 21 at UT Knoxville. The one-day workshop is being offered through the College of Business Administration’s Center for Executive Education. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center.

MBA Alum, First-Year Student Place Second in Business Competition

KNOXVILLE — A company created by an MBA alumna and a current University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MBA student has won second place in a contest sponsored by Fairview Technology Center, a small-business incubator owned by Knox County and managed by the Development Corporation of Knox County and Tech2020. The winner is NewCo, a company that

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UT Celebrates ‘Black Music Month’ with Live Music Events

June is Black Music Month and, to celebrate, there will be live music on Thursdays at the Black Cultural Center on UT Knoxville campus. On June 4, neo-soul and R&B will be featured; on June 11, the theme will be jazz grooves; on June 18, the Carib Sounds Steel Band will perform; and, on June 25, UT will join forces with the Kuumba Festival to promote the Taste of Africa event at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

UT Knoxville-led Team Starts First-ever Tennessee Valley Earthquake Survey

A new research project at UT Knoxville will provide the first-ever record of seismic activity in the Tennessee Valley, providing new information not only on past quakes but insight into future activity, as well. Led by Robert Hatcher, UT Knoxville distinguished scientist and professor of earth and planetary sciences, the research team will explore sites from just north of Knoxville, Tenn., through the Chattanooga area to just north of Rome, Ga.

Water Leak Closes Dougherty Engineering Building

An air conditioning system water line malfunction on the roof of Dougherty Engineering Building overnight caused significant water damage to offices and classrooms. The building is closed today. Employees who work in Dougherty should check with their supervisor to see if they should report elsewhere or go home. Those sent home will be on administrative

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Two UT Students Head to Ecuador for Research and Volunteer Work

Two UT seniors are heading to Ecuador this week to help preserve the environment and assist the local people. Erin Anzalone, a studio art major from Franklin, and her boyfriend, Ian Ware, an ecology and evolutionary biology major from Collierville, have found a way to travel and spend the summer together — while at the same time doing academic research and volunteer work.

UT Knoxville Hosts Japanese Exhibit, Artists

International learning and art will be center stage when a 320-piece artwork exhibit and a group of Japanese artists arrive at UT Knoxville this week. The exhibit includes traditional and contemporary Japanese ceramics, calligraphy and paintings. A reception welcoming the artists will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Ewing Gallery, at which the visiting artists will present the university with a sculpture.

WUOT’s ‘Dialogue’ Named State’s Best Radio Talk Show for Third Year

‘Dialogue,’ WUOT 91.9 FM’s monthly discussion program, has been named the Best Radio Talk Show in Tennessee for the third consecutive year by the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB). WUOT airs the call-in talk show on the first Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. from its studios at UT Knoxville.