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UT Study Finds China’s Newfound Mobility Increasingly Reliant on E-Bikes

Chris Cherry

China has long had the largest population of any country in the world, but its recent economic boom has presented it with a number of problems, especially transportation and air quality. UT researchers have been studying the use of e-bikes in China, and their new findings shed light on the demographic and geographic use of the new technology.

Lesson Inspires Students to Organize Human Trafficking Awareness Event


A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.

UT to Host International Architect Tatiana Bilbao


Tatiana Bilbao, international architect and founder of ESTUDIO, will present “Aftermath” as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. today in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building.

McClung Museum Hosts Lecture and Guided Meditation

In conjunction with the current exhibit, Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, the McClung Museum will host a lecture and a calm abiding meditation session at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8.

Students from UT and India Partner to Promote Clean Drinking Water

Ernie Cadotte

Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business are partnering with college students in India to promote clean drinking water through Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. This international program provides water-cleansing packets to developing countries.

Exchange Program Provides Tennessee Experience for Venezuelan Coaches


The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently hosted six Venezuelan coaches as part of an exchange program through Partners of the Americas and the US Department of State. The four-day exchange focused on how participation in sports can inspire youth to create positive change in their communities and avoid the violence, gangs, and drugs that plague much of Venezuela.

Students Partner with Indian Colleges to Clean Up Trash in Small Villages

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Five undergraduate students from UT are making a difference in the lives of people who live more than 8,000 miles away. The team developed Clean Cycle, a project to help dispose of trash along India’s roadways. Clean Cycle was born out of a service-learning class within the Haslam College of Business that teaches business management skills in a real-world context.

UT Celebrates Thirty-First Annual International Festival


The Center for International Education is hosting its annual International Education Week today through Friday with events that celebrate the diverse culture on campus and showcase the university’s global initiatives.

McClung Museum Hosts Tibetan Buddhist Monks

Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala at the McClung Museum beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, and concluding at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25.