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Two with UT Ties Named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has appointed as fellows two researchers with UT ties. The association is honoring C. Neal Stewart Jr. and Parans Paranthaman for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Stewart is a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences in the UT Institute of Agriculture. He

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Professor to Discuss New Alex Haley Biography December 2

A UT historian will present his new biography of Alex Haley, an acclaimed American author, Wednesday, December 2. Jeff Norrell will discuss his biography Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, at a 6:00 p.m. presentation at the East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay St. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow the talk.

Learning to Deal with Change: Journalism Students Study Entrepreneurship

The journalism world is changing, and a new course at UT is helping students think about how they might carve out a niche in this evolving field. Entrepreneurial Journalism debuted this fall as a special topics course focusing on business models of journalism start-ups.

Pregame Showcase Examines Sleep Disorders on November 28

Wide-awake and raring-to-go Vol fans can learn all about sleep from psychology professor Ralph Lydic during the final Pregame Showcase of the season on Saturday, November 14. Lydic will present “The Brain Basis of Sleep Health” at 2:00 p.m., prior to the Vols’ game against Vanderbilt.

In the News: McKanders Discusses Process of Settling Syrian refugees


Karla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, recently spoke to WBIR-TV about the more than two dozen United States governors asking the federal government to temporarily stop accepting refugees from Syria in light of the recent Paris attacks until a stronger vetting system can be developed and implemented.

Wang is Quest Scholar of the Week


Shanfeng Wang, associate professor of biomedical and materials science engineering, was recently awarded a three-year NSF grant. His research program focuses on polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering applications such as bone, nerve, and cardiovascular regeneration.

Audience Gets Taste of Tennessee During Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo


An estimated 400 million people worldwide tuned in this past August to see the music, pageantry, and demonstrations at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. That means people from all over the world heard Commander Mike Alverson (’95) lead the Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes in a rousing rendition of “Rocky Top.”

Where Do My Student Fees Go?

How does the university spend the money collected from the various mandatory fees you pay? We break down how your money is spent on the programs and services provided to you as a student.