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A real find: UTC scientist names beetle in honor of Darwin

Charles Darwin is not only known as the father of evolution, he also has a reputation as an excellent field biologist. On his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle from 1831-1836, he stopped along the coast of Argentina at Bahía Blanca, approximately 400 miles south of Buenos Aires. Among the many specimens he collected was a beetle that’s been lost for a long time, but was recently found by UTC Associate Professor Dr. Stylianos Chatzimanolis, who works in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Richard Jackson publishes two new poetry books

Dr Richard Jackson, UTNAA Professor of English, is publishing his eleventh book of poetry, Out of Place.

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Black male student initiative boosts retention and graduation rates

A highly structured program focused on more than success in the classroom is increasing the number of black male graduates at UTC.

Student Support Services (SSS) launched the University’s first-ever black male initiative, Black Males on Campus (BMOCS) in fall 2010 to promote the retention of black male students so that they can succeed and graduate from UTC. Not only does this program focus on success in the classroom, it also addresses social, cultural, emotional, personal and financial issues.

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Tell me a story: Alumnus wins awards for his photography

The first time award-winning photojournalist Billy Weeks ’84 flew to Central America, he was on assignment for the U.S. military in 1999. He was bound for El Salvador, where American troops were helping to rebuild schools and buildings in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch.

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Student named Mentor of the Year by Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Chris Whitehead may not look like your typical superhero. He doesn’t leap over tall buildings or wear a cape around campus, but that didn’t stop 10-year-old Jalanden from choosing him for an essay about his favorite hero. Whitehead, a UTC senior, and Jalanden met through Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga. Whitehead’s dedication to his little brother earned him the honor of as one of this year’s Mentor