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Law Student Awarded Latino Civil Rights Scholarship

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juan-quevedo-headshotJuan Cristóbal Quevedo, a second-year student at the College of Law, was one of twelve students nationwide to be awarded the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Law School Scholarship. Quevedo, the only scholarship recipient from a law school in the Southeast, is an immigrant from Mexico who successfully coordinated his family’s seven-year immigration case.

Culinary Program Hosts Info Session December 9; Classes Begin January

The Culinary Program will host an information session Tuesday, December 9, for those interested in sharpening their culinary arts skills or taking them to the next level. The 6:00 p.m. event will be held on the fourth floor of the UT Conference Center, 600 Henley Street. A second information session will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Forget Big Orange Friday

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On Rocky Top, every Friday is Big Orange Friday. Watch the latest Big Orange Friday video, which highlights the new Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall and the new extension of Pedestrian Walkway. The cold weather gives these students even more ways to keep orange on Friday.

UT Engineers Make Key Finding in Cerebral Palsy Research

The possible detrimental effects on balance following a surgical procedure performed on many children with cerebral palsy is being better understood thanks to research conducted in part by a UT doctoral student.

Chancellor Meets with President Obama Again About Higher Ed Access

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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is meeting with a group led by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington, DC, today to address increasing college access for low-income students. This is the second time this year Cheek has been invited by the White House to discuss this issue. Cheek will share UT’s commitment aimed at increasing STEM graduates by 20 to 25 percent with a primary focus on underrepresented students. Find more information on the College Opportunity Day of Action summit, or watch it live at WhiteHouse.gov.

Chemical, Materials Engineering Students Have Strong Showing

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Seven students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering recently took part in the undergraduate poster competition of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers conference in Atlanta.