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Oh Snap! Take a Fresh Look at Some Iconic Photo Spots on Campus

Aloha Oe on Ayres Hall lawn, May 5, 2015. Photos by Nick Myers

Whether you’re new to UT or someone who’s been around campus for years, there are some special places where you—or your visitors—must have photos taken. To get a really nice shot, you’ve got to see these iconic places in a new way. It takes some planning and creativity, but the result will be a photo that gives you that orange fuzzy feeling.

UT Gardens and McClung Museum Partner to Grow Prehistoric Native American Plants

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UT’s McClung Museum has partnered with UT Gardens to create a garden featuring food plants grown in the Americas thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The project is the work of Gary Crites, the McClung Museum’s curator of paleoethnobotany; Susan Hamilton, UT Gardens director; James Newburn, UT Gardens assistant director; and Holly Jones, UT Gardens kitchen manager.

Campus Quirks: Odd but Wonderful Things about UT

Two female students walking on the Joe Johnson and John Ward Pedestrian Walkway by the sculpture A Startling Whirlwind of Opportunity by Alice Aycock. Photography by FJ Gaylor Photography.

UT is home to some unique stuff. You’ve probably heard about the Anthropology Research Facility and the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection housed in a basement room in Neyland Stadium. While these two parts of campus are well-known curiosities, there are plenty of other eyebrow-raising things to see on Rocky Top.

UT Law Students Argue Cases before US Court of Appeals

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Students in the College of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic recently traveled to Cincinnati to argue two cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Third-year law students Alexandra Wolff and Trey Neal received the opportunity to argue their cases after nearly a year of intense preparation supported by fellow students Cameron Kapperman, Patrick Morrison, and Sara Ohlman.

UT Dedicates Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research

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A crowd gathered Friday to dedicate the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research within UT’s Haslam College of Business and to honor alumni and benefactors Randy and Jenny Boyd. The Randy and Jenny Boyd Distinguished Professorship was also created, and will be linked to the director of the Boyd Center going forward.

Oak Ridge Native, Longtime Hollywood Photographer George Holz to Speak at UT

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Scanned and Retouched at Holz Studios by Helena Kaminski in 2012

Photographer George Holz, who attended UT, and is known for his fashion and celebrity photographs, will return to campus to speak about his new book, Holz Hollywood: 30 Years of Portraits, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. His talk will be in the auditorium of the College of Nursing. Sponsored by the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media, the event is free and open to the public.

Have An Ornamental Insect Problem? Ask an Expert Today

Frank Hale, Extension entomologist at the Soil, Plant and Pest Center in Nashville, will bring his “Traveling Elixir of Ornamental Ailments” to campus from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Hollingsworth Auditorium in the Ellington Plant Sciences Building.

Veterans Resource Team Offers Poppies

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The Veterans Resource Team will distribute 1,000 Buddy Poppies for faculty, staff and students to wear the week preceding Memorial Day, May 23-27.

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Honors Faculty, Staff

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Dean Bob Rider celebrated faculty and staff in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health and Human Sciences for their accomplishments and service Wednesday at the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony. The event was held in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agricultural campus.