The Full-Service Community Schools program seeks to improve educational outcomes and reduce the number of high school dropouts by filling basic needs of children and their families. Project GRAD Summer Institute helps prepare students to perform well in college-level courses.
Starting July 3, residents in Clay County, Kentucky, will no longer have to get their water from contaminated wells and streams thanks to the opening of a new water kiosk designed by an interdisciplinary team of UT faculty and students.
The Appalachian Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project partnership works to winterize local homes, build a clean drinking water kiosk, distribute and demonstrate carbon monoxide monitors based on the type of heating sources many families use, conduct health surveys, assess flood damages, train hospital staff on basic and advanced disaster life support, and develop prototypes for homes.
Faculty member Andrew Steen will travel to Pennsylvania this month to continue a research project that allows inner-city New Jersey teens to experience hands-on science.
Two of the driving forces behind the College of Law’s Education Law Practicum were recently honored by the disABILITY Resource Center for their work in the community.
Dakotah Brown is poised for takeoff with Remote Area Medical—a job that will allow him to blend his love of flying with his training in the law. Brown is a first-generation licensed pilot from Tellico Plains, Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science UT in 2012, and he will graduate from the College of Law on Friday.
An Alternative Break trip three years ago motivated one graduating senior to establish an organization that helps feed the hungry with food recovered from events and dining establishments at UT.
A temporary bout of hearing loss gave Lisa Tackett a taste of the struggles deaf and hard-of-hearing students experience daily in school.
Tanisha Jenkins, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Life, was honored at this year’s Multicultural Gradation Celebration with the Beacon of Light Award, named in her honor.
As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close, the Center for Health Education and Wellness thanks YOU, the Volunteer community, for diligent work over the past year to address sexual assault.