College of Education Health and Human Sciences News

UT Students to Gain Work Experience at Super Bowl XLVI

A group of UT Knoxville students and one faculty member will help prepare special events and conduct other behind-the-scenes work at this year’s NFL Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. TEAM UT, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, will work directly with the Indianapolis Host Super Bowl XLVI Committee for the February 5 event.

Retired South Korean Elite Athletes to Leave UT as Global Sports Ambassadors

When South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics, Kyunsuk Kim hopes to be at the forefront of helping his country plan the international event. Kim, 36, a retired competitive alpine skier, this fall studied at UT Knoxville through the Next Generation Sports Talent program, an initiative designed to prepare retired South Korean elite athletes to be coaches and international sports diplomats.

UT-Knox County Leadership Academy Calling Aspiring Principals

Talented educators who aspire to be principals in the Knox County Schools are encouraged to apply to be a part of the third cohort of the Leadership Academy, a collaborative effort between the Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

UT Student Spearheads Calculator Donation to Knox County School

A year ago, after learning that many high schools were desperate for high-end math and science calculators, UT Knoxville physics senior George Duffy began collecting them one by one. Along the way, he met professor Fritz G. Polite, director of the Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity. On Wednesday, the collection project—dubbed Calculators to Classrooms—donated twenty-five graphing calculators and fifteen scientific calculators to the Paul L. Kelly Academy.

UT Professor to Report from Clashes, Demonstrations in Egypt

UT Knoxville professor Brian K. Barber will be UT’s eyes and ears on the ground in Cairo, Egypt, during the next two weeks and through social media will report on the drama unfolding in Tahrir Square. He’ll also report on happenings in other parts of the North African country through Twitter, Facebook, and a blog.

UT’s Work with Refugees Being Highlighted in National Competition

A UT Knoxville effort to help refugees from Burundi adjust to living in Knoxville is being showcased this week as one of the top higher education and community engagement projects in the nation. The project is one of four initiatives competing for the 2011 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.

UT Student Among First Women on Non-compliant Search-Seizure Team

When she was in the Navy, Melissa Watson was one of the first women trained to use hand-to-hand combat, if needed, during searches of foreign ships in a war zone. Watson finished eight years of military service in 2007 and is now at UT Knoxville working on her master’s degree in therapeutic recreation. She hopes to use her healing hands to work with injured soldiers and veterans.

UT Student Campaign to Encourage Healthier Eating on Campus

Get Fruved! Eat more fruits and veggies, that is. UT Knoxville students today are launching a healthy foods campaign that will run through November 19. The goal of Fruved is to challenge fellow students to set daily and practical health goals: Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Trade a soft drink for water. Eat one extra serving of fruits and vegetables a day.