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Registration Opens Sunday for Sixty-Sixth Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage


Registration for the sixty-sixth annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, February 14. The event is April 19-23 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each year, more than 700 people from more than thirty-five states and beyond descend on the Great Smoky Mountains to see the forest flowers blooming as vibrant spring migratory birds return to their summer home.

New Graduate Certificate Program Combines Contract Law, Engineering

The College of Law recently launched a graduate certificate in contractual and legal affairs in engineering and construction, offered in conjunction with the College of Engineering. Students can begin their studies toward the graduate certificate in fall 2016.

Study: Whooping Cranes’ Predatory Behavior Key for Adaptation, Survival


The whooping crane, with its snowy white plumage and trumpeting call, is one of the most beloved American birds, and one of the most endangered. As captive-raised cranes are re-introduced in Louisiana, they are gaining a new descriptor: natural killer. A new study from a UT researcher suggests Louisiana cranes are faring well thanks in part to their penchant for hunting reptiles and amphibians.

Baker Center to Host Environmental Historian Bart Elmore Thursday

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What can the history of Coca-Cola teach us about building an environmentally sustainable economy? Historian Bart Elmore will answer that question in a lecture from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11, at the Baker Center as part of the Energy and Environmental Forum.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Handbooks Available Online

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, circa 1930. From Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Records, 1926-1969. MS.0423. University of Tennessee Special Collections

UT and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club have partnered to create the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Collection, an online digital collection documenting ninety years of hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.