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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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Researcher explains efforts to restore the American chestnut

Dr. Stacy Clark of the U.S. Forest Services, spoke at Friday’s installment of the UT Science Forum on “American Chestnut Restoration: Can We Bring Back the Mighty Giant.” Her presentation highlighted current efforts being made to restore the large tree. The American chestnut was once one of the most important trees within its growth range, stretching from [...]

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Relay For Life uses Disney magic to ‘wish upon a cure’

What happens when you wish upon a cure? Campus organizations and community organizers gathered in Circle Park to find out. Relay for Life held a fundraising event on April 11, in Circle Park at The University of Tennessee from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Campus organizations, fraternities, sororities and community organizations gathered to help raise [...]

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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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College Democrats, Republicans tackle local, national issues

The University of Tennessee Student Government Association presented pizza and politics Thursday night as the UTK College Democrats and College Republicans took a stance on foreign affairs, abortion, same-sex marriage, the Tennessee tax code and more.

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5 Easy Tips to help the environment

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Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures sponsor mini world cup

Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures is sponsoring a mini world cup soccer tournament this Wednesday at the Regal Soccer Stadium.

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