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UT’s Sixth Annual Research Week Begins Today

UT will celebrate its sixth annual Undergraduate Research Week today through Saturday, April 18, with events centered around research, art, and scholarship from undergraduate students across campus. Remember that you don’t have to be involved in research to stop by the more than twenty events throughout the week. You can attend workshops about national scholarships or funding for graduate school or even browse poster displays of your fellow students’ research projects and creative activities. A full schedule of events can be found here.

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Congratulations to Campus Leadership and Service Award Winners

Congratulations to all the students who were honored last night at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. Seniors Marj Itayem, Casey Renegar, Evan Smith, and Nolan White were awarded the Campus Leadership and Service Award for their leadership and service to others. Learn all about their accomplishments on the Honors Banquet website.

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UT’s Annual Economic Impact on the State

UT generates $1.6 billion in annual income for the state of Tennessee, creates nearly 33,000 jobs, and contributes more than $125 million in tax revenue to the state and local governments, according to a new study by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research.


Register Now for Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is a network of faculty, staff, and students who believe that every member of the UT community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in safe and open environments. The program is designed to improve visibility and support of LGBT students and employees. The next Safe Zone training takes place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday in UC Room 221.

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Graduate Admissions 101

Learn how to start your graduate school journey with Graduate Admissions 101. Career Services will host this session providing information about reasons to attend graduate school, types of degrees, timelines, entrance exams, application components, and helpful resources. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in UC Room 225.



Courage to Climb Award: Ryan Brown

Hailing from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Ryan Brown is a senior in marketing and international business. One of Ryan’s biggest accomplishments has been the development of UT’s Food Recovery Network. The group works to eliminate food waste at campus events and redirect the food to those who need it in the Knoxville community. Congrats on being named this month’s award winner, Ryan!


Volunteer during This Weekend’s River Rescue

UT will host River Rescue sites on campus from 8:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 11. River Rescue is a Knoxville tradition during Earth Month where the community comes together to clean our area waterways. UT’s Office of Sustainability will e-mail participants this Friday with specific meeting locations and details. Sign up to volunteer here.

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