December 7, 2015

Astronaut Kelly Honored by Magazine as Scientist of the Year

Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year. Read more...

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Learning to Deal with Change: Journalism Students Study Entrepreneurship

The journalism world is changing, and a new course at UT is helping students think about how they might carve out a niche in this evolving field. Entrepreneurial Journalism debuted this fall as a special topics course focusing on business models of journalism start-ups. Read more...

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Freshman Students Host Radio Broadcast

Freshmen enrolled in a first-year studies course at UT will gain firsthand experience at radio broadcasting today. "Voices from the Golden Age of Non-Idiomatic Improvisation" will air on WUTK (90.3 FM) at 8:15 p.m. The show is an extension of a first-year studies course titled The Golden Age of Non-Idiomatic Improvisation. Read more...

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Charleston Gazette-Mail Features Ezzell in Story about Creation of 'Dark Sky' Park

The Charleston Gazette-Mail featured research scientist Tim Ezzell in a story about the potential creation of a "dark sky" park in West Virginia. Fairmont State University architecture students have produced a conceptual design for a planned addition to Calhoun County Park, which boasts some of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The goal is to help draw stargazers to the site. Read more...

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Events
Experience Learning Director Forum, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Read more...
Homegrown: Tree ID, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Family Fun Day: International Winter Activities, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...

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Cone Zone

A section of Middle Drive from Lower Drive to Cumberland Avenue will close Monday, December 14, and will reopen by Monday, December 21. Traffic on Middle Drive will be diverted to Lower Drive during the closure. For more info, call 974-3061.

 
 
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