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MOOC technology pilot program earns continued state investment

As an experienced online lecturer at UT Chattanooga and fan of technology, Tiffany Mitchell jumped at the chance to convert her online English rhetoric and composition course to Coursera, one of two national innovators in massive open online courses (MOOCs), being used in a pilot program throughout the University of Tennessee.

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.

Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918

Steven Cox began to appreciate the value of the journals of Emma Bell Miles shortly after he joined the UTC Library in 2001. One year before, the work of this “gifted writer, poet, naturalist, and artist with a keen perspective on Appalachian life and culture” had been donated to UTC, and researchers began to ask if they could have a look.

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Department of Biological Sciences receives anteater specimen from Nashville Zoo

The UTC Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences has a new specimen to add to its collection in the UTC Natural History Museum. A six-foot-long, nearly 100-pound one. The department recently received a specimen of a giant anteater from the Nashville Zoo. The animal died of natural causes.

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Model ship dedication honors Dr. Gavin Townsend

Dr. Gavin Townsend, UTC Professor of Art History, was recently honored with the dedication of a model Viking ship. With a special research interest of American architectural history, Townsend has received the SGA Outstanding Professor Award, has served as Faculty Senate President, and also been on the Tennessee Historical Commission.

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