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Lavan Hired as Experience Learning Director

Christopher Lavan, who has led service-learning and community engagement efforts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, is the new director of Experience Learning.

Nutrition Expert Recommends Superfoods for Healthy Resolutions

It’s a week into 2016, and your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier may already be going sour. But it’s a sweet goal, and one easy way to make progress is to add a few “superfoods” into your diet, according to Lee Murphy, professor of nutrition at UT.

Students Embrace Spirit of Halloween with Bugs

In the spirit of Halloween, freshmen are embracing the ghoulish holiday in a creepy, crawly way. The popular First-Year Studies course It’s a Bug’s Life, taught by entomology and plant pathology professor Jerome Grant, examines how insects have shaped our world and influenced our lives through movies, television, art, literature, and even food.

Frieson Black Cultural Center to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renaming of the Black Cultural Center as the Frieson Black Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 2. The center is being named for accomplished businessmen Ron and Don Frieson, who recently gave $1 million to the university to further the work of the center. The identical twins are UT alumni.

Experience China as Teachers, Classroom Assistants

UT and Southeast University in Nanjing, China, are hosting an English Immersion Summer Camp during the first two weeks of July 2016. This is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to work as teachers and classroom assistants in China.