Current Students News

Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares His Story with Freshmen

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The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.

Classics Students Spent Summer Seeking Archaeological Sites in Morocco

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Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.

That’s a Wrap! Students Complete Internship Working on Feature Film

Three UT students are working on the set of the Dog Years Movie. Filming at the Tennessee Theater. Movie stars Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase - Photo by Kellie Crye Ward, 7/1/16

Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.

OIT Announces Clicker Technology Update

Beginning this fall, the university will migrate to Turning Technologies’ TurningPoint Cloud as a campus-supported personal response system for classroom polling, commonly referred to as clickers. TurningPoint Cloud is a hybrid polling option that features desktop polling with a hand-held clicker device and ResponseWare for web-enabled polling via a mobile license and a smartphone, tablet, computer, etc. With the

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