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CCI Research Symposium to Highlight Health Messaging

“Engaged Research: Communities, Communication, Information” is the theme for the College of Communication and Information’s (CCI) thirty-eighth annual Research Symposium to be held on Wednesday, February 24. Nancy Grant Harrington, professor of communication and associate dean for research in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, will be the keynote presenter this year.

Researcher Urges Caution on Rewilding to Restore Wild Spaces

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Efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals have become increasingly popular in recent years. A study co-authored by Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, says scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is limited at best. The introduction of species into new places is often met with unexpected negative consequences for the environment.

Tee Time: Looking at Leisure Time in CEO Effectiveness

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Andy Puckett, associate professor of finance and Paul and Beverly Castagna Professor in Investments, wanted to examine a common assumption about corporate structure—because owners of the firms are separate from those who manage the day-to-day operations, the managers don’t have as much at stake if the business fails.

Water Conservation Focus of February Calendar

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More than one hundred Brita water bottle refilling stations in buildings across campus provide free filtered water. The next time you need a break, grab your reusable water bottle and head to the nearest refill station. You’ll get some exercise and save another plastic bottle from the landfill. After you’ve quenched your thirst, be sure to download February’s Make Orange Green desktop and screensaver wallpapers.

Students Can Now Apply for 2016 Disney, ESPN Internships

Gain invaluable experience working in the Disney College Program or interning at ESPN. These unique internships will give you valuable on-the-job training while being mentored by some of the best in the business.

McKay Candidate Forum to be Rescheduled

Due to UT’s weather closure on Wednesday, the forum featuring Larry McKay, candidate for vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, is being rescheduled. A new date and time will be announced as soon as it is set.