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U.T. Students return from busy time at Super Bowl

WBIR-TV

Members of The Big Orange Combine — UT students and staff who attended the Super Bowl — appeared on WBIR‘s Live at 5 at 4 this week to share their memories of working behind-the-scenes in Arizona at the mega event. Watch the video here.

UT names Pride of the Southland Band directors

Knoxville News Sentinel

UT this week announced permanent leadership for the Pride of the Southland Band. Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. The News Sentinel highlighted this news in a recent story (login required). The Low Country Current also featured this news in this

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Continuing Ed At 30,000 Feet: Virgin America Offers The Great Courses

Forbes

A recorded lecture course by History Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be offered as part of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment, beginning February 1. Liulevicius’s lecture, Becoming a Spy; from the course Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History, is one of thirteen that will be offered from The Great Courses. The free lectures range in topic from cooking tips to

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Social work society honors 2 UT professors

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two professors who were recently honored by the Society for Social Work and Research for their continuous role as mentors and as well as leaders and scholars in the field of social work. Bill Nugent and John Orme are faculty members of the College of Social Work. Read the story

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Getting a handle on health care leadership

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s healthcare leadership program, the newest track of the executive Master of Business Administration program. Read the story here.

Jobless rates drop in Georgia, Tennessee

Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently featured Bill Fox in an article about jobless rates in the southeast, namely in Georgia and Tennessee. The two states added jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country last year, but both states still ended 2014 with a higher unemployment rate than the US average, according to

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Two Professors Named Fellows of Society for Social Work and Research

Two professors who have advanced social good and welfare through their work have been honored by the Society for Social Work and Research. Bill Nugent and John Orme, both faculty members in the UT College of Social Work, are 2015 fellows of the national organization.

UT creates business institute for aerospace, defense

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s new Aerospace and Defense Business Institute in this article (login required). The institute, based in the Haslam College of Business, will help the university better organize and build aerospace- and defense-related research, education, and training. The Maryville Daily Times also featured the institute in this article.

Expert insights: Maintaining a more efficient rail industry.

Mandyam Srinivasan

SmartRail World, a rail and metro technology website, recently interviewed Mandyam Srinivasan, a professor in the Haslam College of Business, regarding his latest book, Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul. Srinivasan’s book highlights how greater efficiency in maintenance, repair and operations can affect a company’s financial outcomes. Read the story here.