November 12, 2015

Audience Gets Taste of Tennessee During Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Performance
An estimated 400 million people worldwide tuned in this past August to see the music, pageantry, and demonstrations at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. That means people from all over the world heard Commander Mike Alverson (’95) lead the Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes in a rousing rendition of "Rocky Top." >> Video Read more...
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John Orme to be Inducted as Fellow in Academy
John Orme, a College of Social Work professor, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Read more...
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Wang is Quest Scholar of the Week
Shanfeng Wang, associate professor of biomedical and materials science engineering, has been awarded a three-year NSF grant. His research program focuses on polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering applications such as bone, nerve, and cardiovascular regeneration. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Wang as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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NIMBioS Study: What Makes a Leader? Clues from the Animal Kingdom
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, experts from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) explore some interesting perspectives on the nature of leadership in a new study. Read more...
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UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Against North Texas on Saturday
UT welcomes football fans and alumni to campus this Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for noon EST for the Volunteers' game against the University of North Texas Mean Green. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game. Read more...
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Student Was In Army Division Featured in Film
A UT student belongs to an elite group of US Armed Forces troops whose war efforts in Afghanistan were chronicled in a major motion picture. Bryan Fitzgerald, now a senior forestry major, was a mortar sergeant in the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division featured in the documentary The Hornet's Nest. Read more...
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In the News: onEarth Interviews Dinets About Guano

onEarth magazine interviewed Vladimir Dinets for this story about the importance of bat guano to the existence of entire ecosystems. The publication featured his research about the Caucasian parsley frog—an amphibian living in caves near the border between Russia and the Republic of Georgia—that shows significant preference for caves with bat colonies, most likely because insects breeding in bat waste provides a rich source of food. Read more...

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Homecoming Events Including Parade in Full Swing on Friday Read more...
Construction Begins on New Special Collections Exhibit Area
Facilities Services YouTube Channel Features How-To Videos

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Rocky Top Talents: Student Talent Showcase, 7:00 p.m. today Read more...
Goethe Festival, 1:00–6:00 p.m. Friday
Dreamweaver CC Level 2, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17–18 Read more...

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UT Observes Veterans Day

Teresa Gilbert, left, and Peggy Love, right, read names of Tennessee veterans and other service members who have died since Sept. 11, 2001, during the National Day of Remembrance Roll Call in Circle Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Adam Brimer)

Great American Country on Campus

Great American Country's Top 20 Countdown host Nan Kelley was on campus Saturday and interviewed student ambassadors Allison Burgard, Seth Carver, and Kennedy Kyle. The segment will air at 6:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. and noon Sunday on GAC-TV.

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