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Knoxville support group helps owners deal with loss of a pet

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WATE Channel 6 recently featured UT’s Grief and Loss program, an initiative of the College of Social Work. The program helps Knoxville community members deal with the loss of a pet by offering support groups where they can share feelings they’re experiencing — from sadness to relief — in a space with people who are dealing

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Jill Mikucki’s Antarctica study in the news

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Jill Mikucki, a microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM. The hidden interconnected lakes could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. They also may provide the basis for future exploration of a subsurface habitat

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Knoxville expert offers advice for parents helping their kids deal with test stress

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WATE Channel 6 recently interviewed Karee Dunn about tips on how parents can help their children deal with the stress of taking the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program exams, or TCAPs. Dunn is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Watch the story here. WBIR

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In the News: Libraries New Digital Collection Showcases Smokies History

Several media outlets have highlighted the Libraries’ new online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies that were taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips. The story appeared in outlets including the Associated

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McClung Museum Store Hosts Spring Sale April 25 to May 3

Enjoy new merchandise and up to 70 percent off at the McClung Museum Store’s annual spring sale from April 25 through May 5. Museum members and UT students will receive an additional 10 percent off all purchases.

Educators Hall of Honor in the News

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WBIR Channel 10 highlighted UT’s Educators Hall of Honor, which recognizes educators who have significantly influenced students’ lives. The induction ceremony took place this week and recognized educators including renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and six others. The station interviewed Giovanni in downtown Knoxville. Watch it here. Other media outlets also featured the hall of honor, including the Tennessean.

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Architectural Record: Old Briar

Four UT architecture professors are featured in premier magazine Architectural Record for designing and constructing Old Briar, a farm in rural western Tennessee that fits seamlessly into its natural surroundings. The architecture magazine highlighted the work of Applied Research, the firm under which the professors worked. The professors are Brian Ambroziak, Tricia Stuth, Ted Shelton, and Katherine Ambroziak.

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Tuba Beginning To Win Fight For Respect

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WUOT 91.9 fm has featured UT’s Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium conference in this story. The event, which is being held this weekend, has brought hundreds of tuba and euphonium players and aficionados to Knoxville. WUOT also interviewed Kelly Thomas, UT professor of tuba and euphonium, about the respect and admiration the tuba commands.

ConstructionWeekOnline: SOM to design new Egyptian capital city

Philip Enquist, UT’s Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments, will lead the design of Egypt’s new capital city. The news was featured in a recent article at ConstructionWeekOnline.com. Enquist and a team from his firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, will design the $45 billion capital city to meet the needs of a modern

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Red Orbit: What’s in Antarctica’s Blood Falls?

Red Orbit featured the research of microbiologist Jill Mikucki that examined what is beneath Blood Falls, a five-story tall Antarctic phenomenon that looks like a bleeding glacier. Mikucki was part of an international team of researchers that recently tapped into the source of the brine leaking out of the falls, a reservoir that has sat there

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