News from Our Colleges

Students Fluent in Foreign Languages Land Impressive Internships

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Xylina Marshall, who graduated in May, is honing her Italian skills by participating in the VoluntarItaly program in Northern Italy. Marshall is one of nine students from the program who are working at summer internships through the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures and World Business program where they are getting hands-on experience in business while applying their foreign language skills.

Retiring Burdette Looks Back on His Fifty-Plus Years at UT

Edwin "Ed" Burdette gestures during a celebration honoring his fifty years-plus connection to the University of Tennessee. Burdette first came to UT as a student in the late 1950s and is retiring this summer as true icon of civil engineering, both at UT and internationally.

Retiring Burdette Looks Back on His Fifty-Plus Years at UT Germany and Austria were still occupied by Allied forces, Hawaii and Alaska weren’t yet states, and chimpanzees—let alone humans—had not gotten anywhere near space exploration. That was the situation around the world when Edwin “Ed” Burdette came to UT as an undergraduate in the mid-1950s.

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Baxter Reflects on Recent Supreme Court Rulings

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Professor Teri Baxter recently took time to analyze some of the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on major issues such as affirmative action, immigration, and abortion, as well as the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death.

Study: Relationship Woes Could Have Roots Close to Home

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to having successful relationships lies within. That’s the somewhat startling finding of a study conducted by graduate student Jerika Norona and Professor Deborah Welsh, both of the psychology department, which Welsh heads.

Pregame Showcase Lecture Series Takes a Time-Out

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The Pregame Showcase—the popular faculty lectures held on campus two hours before each home football game—will be on hiatus until Phase II of the new Student Union construction is completed.