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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 UT’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures’ Language and World Business program who are getting hands-on experience in business while applying their foreign language skills in internships this summer.

Letters from China: Visiting Museums and Landmarks, Saying Goodbye to New Friends

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Twenty-eight faculty, staff, and students took Big Orange Country to China through an English immersion camp—and the UT community has been following along over the past two weeks. Lola Alapo, public relations specialist in the Office of Communications and Marketing, sent back reports about the group’s adventures.

Alumna Curates McClung Exhibit on Alaska Native Art

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Following her graduation from UT, Christine Dano Johnson turned her focus to polishing her curatorial experience. This led her to curate her first solo mini exhibition, Land, Sea, and Spirit: Alaska Native Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, at the McClung Museum.

New Bag Policy for Athletic Venues Starts this Fall

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To enhance safety and expedite fan entry to athletic events, UT is implementing new safety policies for fans bringing bags into all athletic venues, including Neyland Stadium, beginning in August.

Eighmy Receives National Campus Safety Award

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The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Association named Taylor Eighmy as a recipient of its 2016 Campus Leaders Who Care Award in recognition of his work to enhance laboratory and research safety at universities across the country.

In Memoriam: James Russell Church

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James Russell Church, a former faculty member who coached the UT Debate Team for many years, passed away July 6. He was 69.

Athletic Department Announces Launch of AllVols.com

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AllVols.com is the new official website for fans to manage season tickets, make donations to the Tennessee Fund, purchase single-game tickets, and take advantage of other promotional opportunities and benefits from the Tennessee Athletic Department.

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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