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Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River

Image of the Tennessee River in Savannah, Tennessee, taken by the UT School of Landscape Architecture's drone during the 2016 river tour.

Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. They traveled along the Tennessee River through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.

UT Student Spent Summer Conducting Tests at Nuclear Sites in Pacific

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Nashville native Adam Stratz got to experience what might be considered an ideal summer vacation just before the start of the fall semester, spending eighteen days in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. However, his mission was anything but vacation. Stratz was the lone student taking part in a radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the islands.

‘Rocky Top’ Heard Across Tennessee in New UT Commercial

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The state of Tennessee has a long history of great music and songs—including one of the most recognizable songs in the nation, “Rocky Top.” In UT’s new television half-time spot, Volunteers from across the state sing, hum, and whistle one of our most beloved musical traditions. The new 30-second spot will make its debut on national television Thursday on the SEC Network during UT’s home opening against Appalachian State. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares His Story with Freshmen

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The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.

That’s a Wrap! Students Complete Internship Working on Feature Film

Three UT students are working on the set of the Dog Years Movie. Filming at the Tennessee Theater. Movie stars Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase - Photo by Kellie Crye Ward, 7/1/16

Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.

Recent Graduate Recognized in ‘Junior Nobel Prize’ Competition

A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.

NIMBioS: New Fossil Computer Game Teaches Science, Math Fundamentals

Fossilized sloth dung is a special fossil find in the new computer simulation game Fossil Finder!

Dig for fossils and learn about geologic time with a new computer game developed by undergraduate students at the UT-based National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Three students developed the computer simulation game under the co-leadership of Susan Riechert, Distinguished Service Professor in the UT Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

UT Co-Hosts Stargazing Party in Calhoun County, West Virginia, September 30–October 2

Amateur and professional stargazers alike are invited to watch the nighttime sky during an event in Calhoun County, West Virginia, from September 30 to October 2. A partnership that includes UT will present the third annual Calhoun Stargaze at Calhoun County Park. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States.

UT Alumni Bring Hollywood Home

UT alumni Gordon Whitener and Brett Thomason brought Hollywood home this summer with Dog Years, a feature film starring acting legend Burt Reynolds. They worked with Tennessee legislators, the state’s film commission, and Knoxville’s film office to bring the project home.

McClelland Elected to Society of Professional Journalists National Board

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists have elected Rachel Wedding McClelland, director of the Office of Student Media, to serve on the organization’s national board. McClelland was sworn in Tuesday after a record-setting election turnout of its nearly ten thousand members. She was one of four candidates vying for the national at-large director seat

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Tips for UT Employees Applying for Internal Jobs

Our employees often reach out to Recruitment to ask what they need to do to get noticed by a UT hiring manager. First, employees need to know if they are eligible to apply. Internal employees may apply if they meet all these conditions: Are not in their six-month probationary period Have not transferred to their

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Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Time Effectively

It’s almost October and many of you have gotten in to a routine for the school year. But some of you may still be trying to develop a plan for managing your time effectively. Read tips and tricks from some of the Student Success Center’s academic coaches about time management. You may not need to use every technique, but you can pick and choose the ones that work for you.

Updates to the Campus Golf/Utility Cart Policy

UTPD, Parking & Transit Services, and Environmental Health and Safety are partnering to announce a policy effective immediately. Alternative vehicles (like golf/utility carts) are not allowed to operate in an unsafe manner, park on sidewalks and block entrances to buildings, and must be registered.

Be Well Hosts Living Well Program

Be Well is excited to partner with the Knox County Health Department to bring the Living Well Program to our campus. This chronic disease self-management program is an evidence based program out of Stanford Medical University. Sessions are highly participatory and focus on building skills to manage chronic health conditions (diabetes, arthritis, anxiety, cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, obesity,  etc.)

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