Posts By: Lola Alapo

UT students help Haiti, five years after quake

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the efforts of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design as they help Haiti rebuild following a devastating earthquake that rocked the island nation five years ago. Since 2010, students and faculty have designed a secondary school, housing, and a clinic that are now in various stages of construction.

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Affect Magazine: In College, Google AdWords Meets Altruism

Affect Magazine recently highlighted a new UT  pilot program that is training young businesspeople to use sophisticated Web advertising and analytics tools, and also teaching them the value of giving back to their community. Students in the Business Analytics and Statistics program are learning to use Google AdWords, a set of tools for targeting Web advertising to

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Pulitzer Prize Winner to Address UT Grads

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel featured noted biologist Edward O. Wilson in a recent article. Wilson held a conversation with staff and students last week and also was the fall commencement keynote speaker. Read the story here.

Ant Expert, Sociobiology Founder Receives UT’s Eighth Honorary Degree

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Throughout his career, Edward O. Wilson has discovered more than 450 ant species and is now regarded as the founder of sociobiology. Today, UT awarded him the Honorary Doctor of Science and Letters degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the College of Arts and Sciences during the fall commencement ceremony. This is the eighth honorary degree the university has granted.

Culinary Program Hosts Info Session December 9; Classes Begin January

The Culinary Program will host an information session Tuesday, December 9, for those interested in sharpening their culinary arts skills or taking them to the next level. The 6:00 p.m. event will be held on the fourth floor of the UT Conference Center, 600 Henley Street. A second information session will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6.

Succeeding in the Digital Age


The Economist magazine has featured UT’s Department of Business Analytics and Statistics in a white paper that examines what businesses need to achieve success in a digital age. The paper addresses the market, business and technology strategy issues organizations must address to succeed on digital platforms and how digital businesses must tackle customer and employee issues.

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