Nineteen elite South Korean athletes—from Olympic gold medalists to world champions—will spend the next few months at UT learning skills to become coaches and international sports ambassadors. The retired athletes also will improve their English language, learn sports marketing, pick up coaching techniques, and work in their area of athletic expertise as part of the Next Generation Sports Talent program.
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A Clarksville, Tennessee, vineyard beat out wineries from fourteen states and won the Best of Show title at UT’s eleventh annual Wines of the South competition. Beachaven Vineyards and Winery took the main prize with its 2008 Syrah during the competition this month. Fifty wineries from across the Southeast entered the contest and submitted 392 wines.
WBIR Channel 10 takes a look at UT’s FUTURE program, an initiative that gives students with intellectual disabilities the chance
The Center for Literacy Studies has changed its name to reflect its broader mission to support improvement in education and workforce development through training, resources, advocacy, and research. The organization’s new name is the Center for Literacy, Education, and Employment.
Aspiring math and science teachers at the university will now have better access to state-of-the-art instructional tools to promote higher-level thinking in the classroom, thanks to a new home for the VolsTeach program. VolsTeach, which prepares math and science majors to become teachers in Tennessee’s high-need middle and high schools, moved into a new space last month.
As schools gear up for parent-teacher conferences, it’s important for parents to share concerns to ensure children have the greatest chance of academic success. Matt Devereaux, a child development specialist and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, offers suggestions to help parents navigate conversations with teachers during the conferences and throughout the school year.
Involving children in extracurricular activities builds greater self-esteem and leadership skills. Children learn teamwork, do better in school, and stay healthier. But a UT expert also cautions parents about over commitment and its detrimental effects.
Chris Skinner, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, has received the Senior Scientist Award from the Division of School Psychology, part of the American Psychological Association. The award is the division’s highest level of recognition for excellence in science.
Getting back into good homework and study habits after summer break may prove challenging for some students, but it is not impossible. Amy Broemmel, an associate professor of elementary and literacy education, offers these tips to parents to help their children transition back into school life.
Michael Zemel, professor emeritus of nutrition, was featured on WBIR-TV for his new nutrition supplements that promote weight loss and healthy blood sugar. Last week, NuSirt released two dietary supplements on the market: NuShape and NuControl.