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Memphis Mayor to Deliver Keynote at UT Law’s Fifteenth Blackshear Gala

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City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton will deliver the keynote address at the fifteenth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala, which recognizes and celebrates students and alumni who have positively impacted the UT College of Law through their commitment to diversity.

Arts and Sciences Honors Champion for 25 Years of Pregame Showcase

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Twenty-five years ago Lynn Champion, director of communications for the College of Arts and Sciences, founded a lecture series before home football games featuring talks by faculty from the college. From 1989 through 2014, Champion organized and staffed the Pregame Showcase, never missing a lecture.

WomEngineers Day To Bring Advice, Resources to Knoxville

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Leadership in the workplace, financial management techniques, and finding a work-life balance are a few of the topics on the docket for attendees of a new event coming to Knoxville this spring. WomEngineers Day, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on April 11, aims to bring together people interested or involved in engineering and other STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—fields of study.

Partnerships that Make a Difference: Plan East Tennessee

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PlanET began in 2010 as a regional partnership of communities building a shared direction for our future. PlanET comprises five counties, sixteen cities, and four towns, all investing in one region. The partnership addressed challenges regarding jobs, housing, transportation, a clean environment, and community health. UT’s role was to assist in the development of research, critical inquiry, planning and design strategies that accommodate an anticipated population growth rate of forty-five percent through 2040.