Your writing could be featured in the second volume of an interactive children’s electronic book that will be produced by UT. The university’s Rocky Top Institute is accepting entries for Tales from Rocky Top, Volume II. The contest will run through February 28. The short stories should translate the meaning of Rocky Top from the author’s perspective.
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The UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice will host open houses this spring for families interested in kindergarten. Families have the opportunity to meet program staff, tour classrooms, and learn about the center’s curriculum and philosophy. The first open house will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, at the center’s 1206 White Avenue location. A second will take place on Sunday, February 2.
Holiday season left you feeling chubby, tired, and stressed out? Just imagine how Santa must feel. Chelsi C. Wolz, a nutrition research associate, offers some diet and fitness tips to help the jolly old elf—and other holiday revelers—ring in the New Year with a new attitude.
UT is helping to expand educational opportunities for deaf youngsters in the Southeast and rural Appalachia. The UT Center on Deafness has received a $1.25 million federal grant to increase the number of deaf education teachers in the region. The program, the Tennessee Education of the Deaf Personnel Preparation Project, is now accepting applicants with coursework to begin in January.
A study by a UT graduate teaching assistant on the trendy new compression socks some athletes are sporting provides some evidence the gear does speed recovery, probably by increasing the amount of blood flow to the lower leg. Prevention magazine recently featured the study, authored by Brian Rider of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
A faculty-owned business that created a test to assess a teacher’s ability to teach adults how to read was one of four startup companies licensed by the UT Research Foundation in fiscal year 2013. Psychoeducational Associates—formed by Sherry Bell, Steve McCallum, and Mary Ziegler in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences—markets educational assessment tools, including the Assessment of Reading Instructional Knowledge-Adults (ARIK-A).
The university’s teacher training program consistently produces graduates who outperform other teachers in the state, according to a report released today by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The program also is one of Tennessee’s top four producers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers, areas of critical need for the state, according to the 2013 Report Card on Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs.
The UT Wines of the South competition is back this year and for the first time, the average consumer will have the chance to be a judge. Faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in the event, which will begins at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at the UT Conference Center. The discounted price is $49.
The News Sentinel recently highlighted the impact of the UT-Project GRAD Summer Institute in this story. The program, which was held this month, served 130 students from Fulton and Austin-East High Schools. The weeklong program aims to prepare inner-city students to succeed in college. The institute is a collaboration between UT and Project GRAD, which stands for Graduation
The Washington Post featured UT professor Dick Allington in a story about summer reading loss and ways to help children maintain their academic skills. Allington is a professor of literacy studies and one of the nation’s leading authorities on summer reading loss. Read the story here.