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Arborist Works to Preserve Ash Trees on Campus

Landscape Services arborist Sam Adams has been working diligently to save campus trees from an invasive insect. The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that can kill an ash tree in as little as three years, was first documented in East Tennessee in 2010 and has affected all ash trees on campus.

Secretary of Commerce Visits UT Partner IACMI

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, visited the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Thursday as part of a two-day tour of the institutes that make up the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

On June Twenty-Sixth: A Historic Decision

“I’m a little bit superstitious sometimes,” said Val Tanco. “When I have hunches of something big, it usually ends up being right.” On a hunch, Tanco and her wife, Sophy Jesty, kept their daughter Emilia out of day care the morning of June 26 and asked their friend and attorney Regina Lambert to meet them at the College of Veterinary Medicine, where they are both assistant professors.

Clarification on Gender-Neutral Pronouns

We would like to offer clarification on statements referring to gender-neutral language. There is no mandate or official policy to use gender-neutral pronouns. We do not dictate speech. Most people prefer to use the pronouns he and she. However, some don’t.

Redesigned Electronic Newsletter Debuts August 20

The Office of Communications and Marketing is pleased to present the redesigned Tennessee Today electronic newsletter. The new design provides a better connection to the Tennessee Today news website and the campus calendar. The new design allows us to feature larger images of our vibrant campus and the great work of our faculty, students, and staff. You will also be seeing more highlights from UT’s social media.

Chamber Singers Tour England

The forty-six members of UT’s Chamber Singers choir departed on July 18 for a thirteen-day United Kingdom adventure, during which they had a twelve-day residency filled with rehearsals and singing during cathedral Chorale services at several famed venues—historic Canterbury Cathedral and Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London.