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In Historic Move, UT Names College of Business for James A. Haslam II

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For the first time in its history, UT has named a college in recognition of an alumnus and donor. The Haslam family, of Knoxville, announced today a landmark gift of $50 million to the UT College of Business Administration. The UT Board of Trustees voted today to name the college the James A. Haslam II College of Business.

UT Hosts Elite South Korean Athletes, Future Global Sports Leaders

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Ten elite South Korean athletes, including a three-time Paralympic gold medalist, will spend the next few months at UT and will experience many firsts—their first American football game, first academic lecture in the United States, and first time traveling in the States.

Campus Welcomes Fans to Florida Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of Florida. Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Gators. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.

UT Aims to Double Big Orange Give Donations from Last Year

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Counting on the generosity of Volunteers, UT’s second annual Big Orange Give kicks off Homecoming Week and seeks to raise $500,000 in five days. The campaign has doubled its goal from last year’s successful effort, which involved more than 1,630 alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students pledging a total of $250,105 online.

Research Confirms Controversial Darwin Theory of Jump Dispersal

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Charles Darwin hypothesized that species could cross oceans and other vast distances on vegetation rafts, icebergs, or the plumage of birds. Though many were skeptical of Darwin’s idea, a new study suggests that he might have been correct.