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Pregame Showcase Marks Twenty-Fifth Year with Diverse Topics, Noted Faculty

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It’s football time in Tennessee, and that means a new Pregame Showcase lineup. Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, before the Vols face the Utah State Aggies.

Professor’s Civil War Book Wins Critics Choice Award

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The Civil War changed a lot in America. Hundreds of thousands died. Millions of slaves were freed. And the country’s higher education system was transformed. A book by a UT history professor—which explores how the war reshaped colleges—is being honored with a prestigious book award.

The ABCs of Animal Speech: Not So Random After All

The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to a study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.

UT Research Uncovers Subglacial Life Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

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UT research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ecosystems.

Gartner Report: UT Undergraduate Supply Chain Program Ranked Third in US

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UT’s undergraduate supply chain program was recently ranked third in the US, according to a report from a leading industry company. Gartner Inc. placed UT’s program just behind those at Michigan State and Pennsylvania State, which tied for first. UT previously ranked eleventh. The program is housed in the College of Business Administration.

Engineering Alum’s Patent Trims Hours Off of Yard Work

Alumnus Mark Arnurius invented Tarp Tow to help cut back on the hours of yard work involved in things such as tree limb removal, seen here.

It has long been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Thanks to the necessity of a College of Engineering graduate, people doing yard work the world over could save hours. Mark Arnurius was frustrated with how long it was taking him to clear refuse from trimmed trees and bushes when inspiration struck.