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Partnerships that Make a Difference: Eyes on LaFollette

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As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement will be celebrating throughout the coming year by featuring individual exemplars of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. This week’s feature: Eyes on LaFollette.

UT Places Second Nationally in GameDay Recycling Challenge

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In addition to a bowl game win, UT finished the season ranked second nationally in the “Total Recycling” category of the 2014 national GameDay Recycling Challenge. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a competition that invites universities nationwide to see which can produce the least amount of waste on campus during football games.

UT’s Sawhney Receives Top Honor from Industrial Engineering Group

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Rupy Sawhney, a mainstay in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded one of the highest honors a professor in his field can receive, the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society Outstanding Educator Award. Given annually by the society for “exceptional contributions” to that focus, the award recognized Sawhney for the years of dedication and innovation he has brought to the discipline.

McClung Museum’s Annual Civil War Lecture Series Starts January 18

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Knoxville’s Civil War era churches and cemeteries will be the topic of a lecture at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture on Sunday, January 18. The event kicks off the fifth annual McClung Museum Civil War Lecture series, which focuses on the places and people of the Civil War in East Tennessee.

Spring Brings Progress on Campus Construction Projects

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Spring semester has arrived, and it’s now peak season for our efforts to transform our campus. Several ongoing projects will soon cross major milestones, while a few new upgrades will kick off later this spring.

Professor Uses Plantations to Examine Race in America

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As the nation pauses to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday, a UT professor is reflecting on the country’s racial history in a different way—by examining plantations.

Faculty, Students Continue Haiti Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Efforts

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In the five years since a massive earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti, UT faculty and students have helped the country’s rebuilding efforts by designing a secondary school, housing, and a clinic that are now in various stages of construction.