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Long Named UT Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Long, Alex

Alex Long, professor of law, has been named the College of Law’s new associate dean for academic affairs. Long joined the law faculty in 2007. He teaches and writes in the areas of torts, professional responsibility, employment law, and disability law.

Pumpkin Pie v. Pilates: UT Expert Puts Holiday Meal to the Workout Test

The Thanksgiving table is set with the traditional fare—roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pumpkin pie. It’s a feast meant to be enjoyed. But if you’re tempted to overindulge, beware: an average Thanksgiving meal contains upwards of 2,000 calories. Before you spoon up that second serving

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Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Reaccredited

The College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration has been granted continued accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs until 2024. The thirty-one-month program culminates in students receiving a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in nurse anesthesia. It is one of a very few programs granted accreditation with no

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College of Nursing Celebrates Forty Years of Nursing

The College of Nursing will honor the history of the first forty years of nursing graduates and celebrate its current standing in its mission to transform health care at its annual NightinGala.

In Memoriam: Clarence Minkel


Clarence Minkel, former dean of the graduate school and a professor of geography, passed away Monday. He was eighty-six.

McClung Museum Hosts Natural History Illustration Workshop October 5

The McClung Museum will host a workshop related to the new exhibit Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Natural History Illustration from the 1500s–1800s. Registration is now open for the workshop, “Using Scratchboard to Create Lifelike Natural History Illustrations.” It will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 5, at the museum.

High School Students Get to “Heart” of the Matter at UT Eastman Camp


For some students, summer camp means improving sports skills, spending time in a cabin, or learning how to tie different knots. In the case of those coming to campus this week, it could mean building heart valves or solving the world’s energy needs. The growing relationship between the College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Company will be on display this week as the company-sponsored High School Introduction to Engineering Systems camp will give students the ability to work on ongoing high-end projects with UT faculty and students.

Four UT Students Attend Prestigious Global Conference

Left to right: Summer Awad, Jacob Clark, Anagha Uppal, and Brianna Rader at Clinton Global Initiative University.

Four UT students participated in the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference which took place at Arizona State University March 21–23. Seniors Brianna Rader and Jacob Clark, sophomore Summer Awad, and freshman Anagha Uppal were among more than 1,000 students who were chosen to attend because of their innovative social ventures aimed at confronting some of the world’s most urgent challenges.

Lady Vols: SEC Champs!


The Lady Vols captured a record seventeenth SEC Championship on Sunday with a 71-70 victory over the University of Kentucky. The #6 Lady Vols have now won four of the last six SEC Tournament titles and seven of the last ten. The team now looks ahead to the NCAA championship tournament, which holds its first two rounds in Knoxville on March 22 and 24. The Lady Vols will pursue their “Grind for Nine,” to add a ninth national championship trophy to their collection.