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College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Announces $40 Million Fundraising Goal

T’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is kicking off a $40 million fundraising effort as part of UT’s Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign. The college is celebrating the public phase of the campaign, which has raised $33 million to date, at tonight’s annual Educators Hall of Honor induction ceremony.

Student-Athletes Launch Sports Fest for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

UT student-athletes will partner with campus and local community organizations from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, to present the first-ever UT Sports Fest, an event to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in sports. The free event will be held at the Robert E. White Indoor Field in UT’s Anderson Training Center.

In Memoriam: Joy DeSensi

Joy DeSensi, UT Chancellor’s Professor Emerita and longtime scholar and practitioner in the field of sport management, passed away April 1, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 71.

Grad Student from Jamaica Used Sport and Education to Find Better Life

Melissa Farquharson grew up in the inner city of Kingston, Jamaica. She says it was a tough place to be a girl with a lot of ambition. But driven by her love of sports, and fueled by her own tenacity and the help of some avid supporters, Farquharson found her way to UT and a better life. She will graduate Thursday, May 12, with her master’s degree in sport management and her parents, on their first trip to the United States, will be there to watch.