December 7, 2016

Grad Follows Heart to New Career Path
Tracy McBroom Tramel became a student at UT at just 16 years old and graduated at 20 with a degree in broadcasting in 1997. Nearly 20 years later, she's graduating again, this time as a nurse practitioner. She'll graduate from the UT College of Nursing on December 8. Read more...
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Suspense Author to Graduate from UT Forensic Human Identification Program
Alana Joy Scudiere has written about crimes and mysteries for years, but she will soon have a hand in solving them. A published suspense novelist, she is one of the first three graduates of the UT Forensic Human Identification program. The program launched in fall 2015 and is the first graduate degree program in forensic human identification in the United States. She will take part in tonight's graduate hooding ceremony. Read more...
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Construction Projects Honored for Excellence in Design

Four construction projects at UT have been honored by American School and University magazine as examples of the best in design among college and university projects. "We're pleased with the recognition," said Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for facilities services. "Two of our projects, Strong Hall and the Stokely Family Residence Hall, aren't even finished yet and they're earning national praise, which is thrilling." Read more...

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UT Alumnus Participated in Pearl Harbor Dive

Underwater archaeologist Bert Ho (’01) gets up close and personal with shipwrecks as part of his job with the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center. This job takes him to lakes, rivers, oceans, and beaches in the United States and around the world. Last year on the anniversary of the attack, Ho was part of a meaningful dive at the USS Arizona to commemorate the events of Pearl Harbor in 1941. He says being a part of the reading of names of the 1,100 sailors and marines on the memorial’s wall was “incredibly humbling.” Read more...

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New York Times Interviews Bruce About Genetic Tinkering of Plants to Combat Hunger
The New York Times recently interviewed Barry Bruce, professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, for a story about the genetic tinkering of plants as a way to address hunger around the world. Read more...
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Don't Forget VolShop Gift Cards for Holiday Gifts
Looking for that special Christmas gift? Try a VolCard Gift Card. It's the perfect gift for friends, students, employees or co-workers. A VolCard Gift Card allows purchases on campus including food, vending, souvenirs from the VolShop, VolTech and at participating off campus merchants. VolCard Gift Cards are available at the VolCard Office located at Gate 9 in Neyland Stadium. Read more...
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Announcements
Christmas Carol at Clarence Brown Theatre, Multiple Weekend Performances Read more...
Commencement Ceremonies Tomorrow and Friday Read more...

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Events
5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity Faculty and Staff Seminar Tomorrow Read more...
TRECS Lower Level Closure Starts Tomorrow Read more...

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