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UTC among universities IBM partners with to help train tomorrow’s data scientists

New programs offer business and IT skills for successful data science careers IBM announced it is partnering with 28 new business schools and universities, including The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, to help prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support big data by 2015.

Concert raises funds for UTC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

Nashville-based band Here Come the Mummies brought their own special brand of funk to historic Engel Stadium for the second annual American Dream Concert. The event raised more than $6,000 for the Engel Foundation and the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s College of Business.

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Professor and students provide data analytics to local start-up companies

For local entrepreneurs Shayne Woods and Maurice Saliaba, having access to reliable data analytics is integral to the growth of their new business ventures. For help, they turned to Dr. Ashish Gupta, Associate Professor of Analytics for the UTC College of Business.

Two professors earn UTAA Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Joanie Sompayrac’s impact on students is “beyond extraordinary” and Dr. Matthew Guy is able to take “abstruse concepts and make them understandable” for his students. Both were selected for the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) Outstanding Teaching Award.

University hosts Sisters of the Academy Institute

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Office of Equity and Diversity partnered with Sisters of the Academy Institute (SOTA) to host a writing retreat for UTC faculty. At this retreat, participants had access to coaches and facilitators who provide advice and feedback on dissertations, manuscripts, reports or book chapters.

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