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CURENT Visits Two Local Schools for Family Engineering Night

UT’s Engineering Research Center, CURENT, recently held two Family Engineering Nights at Lake City Elementary School and Green Magnet Academy. The events connected about 400 students and their families to engineering exhibits which included solar cars, paper helicopters and homemade circuits.

Habitat Nominates College of Business Administration for Excellence in Partnership Award

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has nominated the College of Business Administration for Tennessee’s Best Excellence in Partnership Award. The college is one of nine Habitat partners in East Tennessee to be nominated for the award and one of sixteen partners to be recognized overall. Award winners will be announced at the Governor’s Housing Summit Oct.7 and 8 in Nashville.

UT Kicks Off 2013 Campus Chest Campaign

This year’s Campus Chest campaign is under way, and UT employees are encouraged to donate to various charitable organizations in East Tennessee. After exceeding last year’s goal of $605,000 by $15,000, the campaign challenges UT employees to band together and raise $610,000 by November 1.

New Human Rights Program Research Featured at Pregame Showcase

Before heading into Neyland Stadium to watch the Vols vs. South Alabama football game on Saturday, fans are invited to the Pregame Showcase to learn how faculty and students are exploring the causes, contexts, and consequences of contemporary crises. Tricia Hepner, associate professor of anthropology and co-director of the college’s new Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights program, will present “Anthropology as a Tool for Improving the Human Condition.”

Celebrate Constitution Day with Panel Talk, Constitution Signing

Constitution Day is tomorrow, September 17, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will celebrate with a Constitution signing event and a panel discussion on the Fourth Amendment and the issues of privacy, security, and transparency. Free and open to the public, the panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at Baker Center.

Knox High School Students Experience College Life at UT Summer Institute

Students from Austin-East and Fulton High Schools this month studied cancer genetic markers; science, technology, engineering, and math education; and written and verbal communications as part of the UT-Project GRAD Summer Institute. The weeklong residential program, taught by UT faculty, invited 130 rising juniors and seniors to experience what it was like to live, eat, and attend classes on a college campus.