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Alums to Be Featured on Food Network Competition Show

The Great Food Truck Race returns on the Food Network this weekend with seven teams of food truck novices—including a family of UT alumni—battling from New Orleans to Savannah, Georgia. Culinary and Catering program alumna Shona House of Rogersville, Tennessee, along with her two sons, heads up a team called Stick ’Em Up that serves various types of food on a stick.

Campus Construction Making ‘Strong’ Progress This Fall

UT’s innovative Strong Hall, the university’s first general classroom and lab building in many years, is among several new additions and upgrades awaiting the campus community for the new academic year. The building opened for summer classes in June.

Professor Offers Top Homework Tips for Parents, Students, and Teachers

Amy Broemmel knows about effective homework strategies. As a mom, former teacher, and current associate professor of theory and practice in teacher education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Broemmel has collected a wealth of helpful tips for parents, students, and teachers.

Professor Offers Solar Eclipse Tips for Parents

Professor Elizabeth MacTavish encourages parents to experience the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 with their children. But how do parents explain one of nature’s most extraordinary events?

Eclipse 2017: What You Need to Know About Safety

T minus 18 days. On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.

Alderman to Study Role of Geography, Geospatial Intelligence During Civil Rights Era

During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, activist groups used geography and geospatial intelligence—collecting geographic information and understanding its potential to effect change—to identify protest sites and plan protests. Derek Alderman, a UT professor of geography, has received a three-year $373,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore those geospatial tactics and determine what can be learned about patterns of racial inequality.

Professors to Debut Film Honoring Pat Summitt’s International Legacy

Two UT professors will debut their film Pat: A Legacy of Love at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the Bijou Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sarah Hillyer, director of UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, and Ashleigh Huffman, associate director of the center, have spent the last three years producing the film dedicated to the late Pat Summitt, which features her role in rebuilding women’s basketball in Iraq.