May 10, 2016

At 18, Nursing Student May be Youngest Graduate in College's History

Jacqueline Gaddis is getting a head start on her nursing career. Gaddis—who will receive her degree on Friday from the College of Nursing—is the youngest graduate that college officials can remember. She is only eighteen. She entered college at age fifteen and is graduating alongside her twenty-year-old sister, Madeleine Gaddis, who entered college at age sixteen. Read more...

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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. Read more...
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Graduate Student Helps UTPD Crack Large Theft Case
Thanks to the help of an observant and courageous graduate student, the UT Police Department has recovered more than $100,000 in property stolen from campus buildings over the past several months. On Friday, May 6, Joy Buongiorno, a graduate research assistant in microbiology, led police directly to their suspect. Yibo "David" Hwang, 20, was charged Friday, May 6, with eight counts of felony theft, one count of misdemeanor theft, and one count of possessing burglary tools. Read more...
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TruckBeat: A Child's Eye View of Neighborhood Safety
What happens when kids lead the way on community improvement? With support from Associate Professor Laurie Meschke and her students in the public health master's program, a kid-designed walking tour gives East Knoxville middle schoolers a direct line to city public health and safety officials. Video from TruckBeat. Read more...
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Institute of Agriculture to Host Master Beekeeper Classes
The Tennessee Master Beekeeper Program has released its 2016 schedule for basic level classes. The first class will meet at the Plant Biotech Building on Friday and Saturday, May 13–14. Cost is $100 and includes classroom lectures and hands-on training at an apiary. Classroom presentations will cover bee biology and behavior, tools and equipment, disease and pest management, and other tips to improve beekeeping skills. Read more...
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Great Discounts Available to UT Employees
From floral arrangements to rental cars to theme parks, UT employees have access to dozens of added benefits. Read more...
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Announcements
OIT: Enhanced Automatic Replies Coming Soon to Outlook on the Web Read more...
In Case You Missed It: New Anonymous Hotline for Reporting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, or Noncompliance Read more...
Office of Undergraduate Research Seeks Creativity and Research Culture Survey Responses Read more...

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Events
Farmers Market, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
InDesign CC, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Read more...
Books and Blooms, 10:30 a.m. to Noon Thursday Read more...

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Retention and Graduation Rates Up

Over a six-year period, our four-year graduation rate has risen 12 percentage points and our six-year graduation rate has risen 9 percentage points. For these reasons, UT won the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' Most Visible Progress Trailblazer award in November 2014. Read more...

Savor the Ordinary Moments

From the Work Healthy UT Blog: Keith Carver, executive assistant to UT System President Joe DiPietro, has been thinking about what he'll miss about his daughter Carson as she begins the college admissions process. Read more...

 
 
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