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UT physicists to address questions after showing of “Particle Fever” documentary

UT Physicist will hold a Q&A at Regal Downtown West after the premier of “Particle Fever,” a documentary on the Large Hadron Collider.

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Highlighting our Grads: UT senior selected for abroad fellowship to Amsterdam

Ediobong Ebiefung–a UT senior–was one of 40 U.S. students chosen to participate in the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship, departing for Amsterdam at the end of May. Ebiefung applied as a sophomore and was not selected, but claims that after his foreign experience and studying abroad, he wanted to try again with help from the Honors program, Global Studies, and the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. While he may not know the specifics of his trip currently, Ebiefung is mostly excited to explore the Netherlands, and to get to know other students selected for this fellowship.

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Big Orange Orchard to provide accessible fruit, veggie gardens

The University of Tennessee student senate has recently approved the Big Orange Orchard Resolution. Neil Brown, a current senior in chemical engineering, and UT alumnus Chris Weller are working together to implement a series of permaculture, edible forest gardens on campus. “I envision a UT where students can pick fresh, naturally grown fruits and nuts [...]

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Discussion offers different perspectives on women, politics

A roundtable was held at the Howard Baker Center Auditorium on Thursday, April 10, discussing women in politics. Guest speakers included Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Melanie Hughes (University of Pittsburgh), Tracy Osborn (University of Iowa), Jana Morgan (UTK), Leslie Schwindt-Bayer (Rice University), and Sarah Fulton (Texas A&M), all discussing reasons why women are just now starting to rise in politics. One reason used by almost every speaker was because women are more risk-averse, thus the women encourages all who are interested in politics to get involved now.

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Doctor speaks about conflict, humanitarian crisis in Syria

On Wednesday, April 9, MESA hosted the event, “Syria: The Forgotten Revolution,” where guest speaker Dr. Jaber Hassan spoke about what he has seen in his visits over the past three years. Growing up in Syria, Dr. Hassan compared the Syria he knew then, and the Syria he can’t believe now, impounding the importance of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Daniel Sakaan–UT junior and MESA officer–hopes that by spreading the word of this increasing humanitarian crisis, it may someday soon come to an end.

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5 Easy Tips to help the environment

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FaithMarks exhibit showcases tattoos, spirtuality at Wesley Foundation

Currently held at the Wesley Foundation, co-curator Anna Golladay has brought multiple pieces from FaithMarks’ gallery for students to come see. The exhibit will be at the Wesley Foundation for roughly a week, according to Golladay, Golladay says that FaithMarks brings to life the representation of spirituality through body art. Christianity is not the only tattoo art displayed through FaithMarks, so Golladay welcomes anyone who has any form of spiritual tattoo art to submit a photo to the FaithMarks website.

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Social Media Week addresses online faculty, student interactions

UT Social Media Week continues with a controversial debate of whether or not faculty and students should have engage in a friendly presence on social media.

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For the Kids event to support Children’s Hospital

Previously known as Dance Marathon, the University of Tennessee will be hosting its For The Kids mission Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hollingsworth Auditorium of the Ellington Plant Sciences building in order to raise money for the patients of the Hematology and Oncology unit of the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The name [...]

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UT professor, graduate student teach music to Haitian students

Over Spring Break, associate professor Hillary Herndon and graduate student Emily Zaita went to Cange, Haiti, to teach children how to play music. The trip was based on the Holy Trinity Church summer music program, in which volunteers go to Cange and bring donated instruments to the children to teach over the summer. Herndon and Zaita decided to bring that joy to the children during the spring, and were overwhelmed with joy and astonishment by how much the students appreciated the art in music.

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