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Pentatonix’s Avi Kaplan to Headline High School A Cappella Workshop

Music students from UT, area high schools and multiple states will have the opportunity this week to learn from an expert—Avi Kaplan, bass vocalist in the Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonic. The group formed in 2011 and won the third season of NBC’s vocal competition show, “The Sing-Off.”

Castaway Doubts: Jantz to Review Evidence of Amelia Earhart Theory

Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart may not have perished in a plane crash as many have long assumed. A group of researchers believe she died as a castaway on a remote island, and Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, is helping to provide the scientific evidence to back up that claim.

Faculty, Staff, and Student Stories That Captivated Us in 2016

Innovative research. Great teaching. Inspiring personal stories. Each year, UT shares hundreds of stories about the game-changing work and personal achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. Here’s a look at stories that struck a chord with media, logged the most online hits, and made a lasting impression on many.

Campus Construction Progress to Continue in 2017

The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.

Vol Court Pitch Competition to Begin February 1

UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series.

McClung Museum’s Annual Civil War Lecture Series Starts January 29

The McClung Museum’s sixth annual Civil War Lecture Series starts January 29 with “It Happened in East Tennessee: Longstreet’s Plunge into Independent Command 1863–64,” which will look at the major deployment of the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, from a Virginia summer to an East Tennessee winter and the many strategic, tactical, and personnel issues that intervened.

Top Five Reasons You Should Study Abroad

If you talk to anyone who has studied abroad, chances are they will tell you their experience was life-changing and well worth any of the obstacles they may have faced. In case you need any more convincing, here are our top five reasons why you should study abroad. Build your resume and develop valuable skills

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