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Chattanooga named to lead White House TechHire Initiative

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced today that the City is joining forces with Unum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and others to launch a new TechHire Initiative to increase access to technology training and IT jobs for Chattanoogans. The nationwide kick-off for the TechHire Initiative will occur today at the National League of Cities (NLC) summit in Washington D.C. where President Obama will announce twenty-one communities, including Chattanooga,

Chattanooga GENI Rack installed at UTC

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, working in partnership with The Enterprise Center and US Ignite, has acquired and activated a GENI rack. The GENI rack (i.e., Global Environment for Network Innovations) is linked with similar racks in 60 other leading universities in smart cities in the U.S. and internationally. The racks act collectively as a programmable nervous system for researching and deploying the next generation of the Internet

Professor assists World Bank with international policy issues

For a woman who speaks seven languages, it makes sense that Dr. Irina Khmelko, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management, is interested in international politics. She’s putting her expertise to good use by serving on a committee for World Bank, a United Nations international financial institution focused on ending global poverty and boosting shared prosperity. The five-member committee includes Khmelko, another university professor,

Higher education agreements with institution in China encourage collaboration

Two agreements established between The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Shanghai Institute of Technology will allow academic and collaborative opportunities for students and faculties across both campuses as well as a specific agreement for the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science. “The goals of this endeavor were to grow the graduate school at UTC and increase the presence of international students,” said Dr. Randy Walker, Interim Dean

Center for Community Career Education celebrates 35 years of service

By Cheryl Toomey, University Relations Graduate Assistant The Center for Community Career Education celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2015, while two of its programs, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) and Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS), celebrated their 15th anniversaries in 2014. Since its founding in 1980, The Center has helped the University fulfill its mission, providing outreach services and programming that engages the University,