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UT to Host Live Webcast, Q&A Session with US Ambassador to China October 29

UT will host a live webcast and question-and-answer session with Gary F. Locke, US ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, to discuss US-China relations on Monday, October 29. The event, “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” is part of a national day of programming on China involving sixty cities throughout the United States.

Improvements to Neyland Express Begin Tomorrow

Service improvements on the Neyland Express T route take effect Friday, August 31, and will result in shorter travel times and less waiting between buses. The major changes involve the end of the route detour, the addition of another bus, and service to the agriculture campus going to and from the main campus.

Sinkhole Closes Campus Road, Delays Shuttle Bus Service

Traffic Cones

A sinkhole on the University of Tennessee agriculture campus has closed a road and affected the campus shuttle bus route. The sinkhole was discovered over the weekend on Service Drive behind the Plant Biotech Building.

Students and Campus Shuttles

Traffic Cones

The university is working to resolve a delay in the T’s Neyland route (formerly the Ag route) to get students to the Hill (Gate 21) faster.

Living Light Goes to Chattanooga for Last Tour Stop

Living Light

Living Light, the university’s energy-efficient, solar-powered house, is traveling to Chattanooga as part of a multi-city tour of the state from July 20-29. This is the home’s last stop before it comes back to Knoxville where it will reside at the UT Gardens.

UT, Tennessee Fare Well in New Student Loan Debt Report

Tennessee graduates are less likely to have student loan debt than students in other states. And those who do owe less. That good news comes from the new Project on Student Debt report, issued by the nonprofit Institute for College Access & Success.

Workshop to Highlight Year’s Best Books for Children and Young Adults

Looking for some great books for your children or your students? Educators, librarians, and parents are invited to a workshop Friday that will highlight the best titles of the year. Registration is now under way for “The Best of the Best 2012 Workshop,” which is being co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.