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Dr. Richard Brown honored by United Way of Greater Chattanooga

Dr. Richard Brown has always enjoyed volunteering with the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.  For the last 25 years, he has worked with United Way agencies, served on the allocations committee, chaired the education campaign for K-12 and higher education, and held a cabinet position for several campaigns.  For the last eight years, he has served on the United Way Board of Directors, and for ten years, he led

“A Discussion of Health Justice in the Black Community” set for October 28

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown prompted a discussion among several student leaders at UTC, who exchanged their thoughts about what racism looks like in the 21st century.  Those discussions motivated the students to take action. The Black Issues Steering Committee began a speaker series this semester, to discuss issues in the black community “in an effort to deepen students’ knowledge

Computer science and electrical engineering students participate in Maker Faire

Dr. Craig Tanis and students took the blue and gold to “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on earth.”

Provost Jerald Ainsworth conquers Ironman Chattanooga

Provost Jerald Ainsworth swam 2.4 miles in the Tennessee River, rode his bike 116 miles, and ran 26.2 miles in thirteen hours and four minutes in Ironman Chattanooga because he wanted to challenge himself and cross an item off his bucket list. “I’ve been involved in triathlons for over 25 years. I’ve done a lot of 70.3 races, a half Ironman, and they aren’t that difficult to train for. 

Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent addresses UTC crowd

Dr. Thomas J. Sargent is quite sure that President Obama knows two countries that use U.S. currency, but he doubts he could name the third country. Sargent, the William R. Berkeley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 2011 for his “empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy,”

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