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Students Get Their Hands Dirty with Research

—Beth Ellen Roberts When UC Foundation Assistant Professor of Biology Hope Klug saw a 703 area code on her caller ID one day last November, she eagerly picked up the phone, anticipating that she was about to get some very good news. And in fact, the caller informed her that the National Science Foundation (NSF) had chosen her to receive a coveted NSF CAREER award, which will provide $655,000

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Self-assembling Carbon Nanotubes: A Story that Tells Itself

Researchers at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga (UTC), Rice University and Texas A&M University have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil can guide tiny tubes of carbon invisible to the naked eye to self-assemble into wire-like structures as long as your hand, or up to 15 centimeters long.

Freshman Alex Durham steals the show at regional KCACT Festival

UTC’s Theatre department was well represented at this year’s regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Charleston, South Carolina; but Freshman Alex Durham stole the show when she was named for two distinguished honors: first place in sound design for her work in Our Town and the prestigious Don Childs Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Award.

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Understanding pregnancy discrimination

Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.

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COB Graduate named Influential Leader by AACSB

UTC College of Business graduate Max Fuller was recently named one of the first 100 Influential Leaders by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Fuller is founder and CEO of Chattanooga-based U.S. Xpress.

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