Posts By: Lola Alapo

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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WBIR Features UT’s Ethnomusicology Conference

WBIR Channel 10 recently interviewed Leslie Gay, music associate professor, about UT’s ethnomusicology conference that took place this weekend. The station also featured the performance of American Songster Dom Flemons that was part of conference. Watch the story here.

Three Students Receive First-Ever Culinary Certification Scholarship

Three UT Culinary Program students are the first recipients of an inaugural culinary certification scholarship that will help them continue to hone their skill and perfect their craft. The scholarship was established by the East Tennessee chapter of the American Culinary Federation and presented last month. The recipients: Tara Garland, who is the first Hotel, Restaurant and

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Daily News Journal: Tennessee’s economy is growing

The Daily News Journal highlighted a recent UT report that shows the state’s economy is growing. More than 7,000 new businesses were formed in Tennessee during the final quarter of last year, according to a new economic report released this week by the Tennessee Secretary of State. The report was produced by the Center for Business and Economic

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McClung Museum Rare Maps in the news

Knoxville News Sentinel

The  McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has received a gift of almost 200 rare maps of Europe and other parts of the world created between the 1500s and 1800s. The large gift came from private donors. The News Sentinel recently published a story about the maps. Read it here. (login required) Other media outlets also

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Haslam College of Business Launches Summer Online Courses

Beginning this summer, the Haslam College of Business will offer undergraduate students a selection of online courses. The Business Online Summer Session is intended to give business minors and students in other fields of study an opportunity to pursue coursework remotely.