Community News

UT Economics Professor Tracks Trends in Senior Care Costs Nationwide

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The decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is often difficult—and made more stressful because of the expense. Matthew Harris, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has partnered with A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior referral service, to produce an assisted living price index and to further academic research on how individuals can make choices about residential long-term care.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Academic Health Department

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The Academic Health Department, this week’s featured partnership, establishes a relationship between public health practice and academia. The program provides students with field placement, internships, and service-learning opportunities, while providing faculty with practice-based research experience.

Facilities Services to Host Sustainability Workshop April 21

Looking for tips to help you adopt more sustainable practices at home and work? Facilities Services is hosting a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Sustainability for Home & Work,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the International House Great Room. The event is open to the public.