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“The Ape Who Went to College”

Chantek, an orangutan who was raised at UTC and taught sign language, was featured in “The Ape Who Went to College,” a story that aired nationally as part of the PBS series, My Wild Affair.   Dr. H. Lyn Miles, UC Foundation Professor of Anthropology, scientific researcher, and biocultural anthropologist, is at the heart of the story. Chantek learned hundreds of signs, made up his own words, told lies, learned

Tom Hoover, UTC’s CIO, shares insights on “MetroCampus”

Tom Hoover, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (Information Technology) at UTC, shared his insights on “MetroCampus,” hosted by Chuck Cantrell, Vice Chancellor of Communication and Marketing at UTC. “MetroCampus” is a monthly public affairs program produced by Cantrell, which highlights campus programs and activities. Watch the broadcast.

Online portal created for First Year Reading Experience

The Postmortal, this year’s First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) selection, raises questions about the ethics and the consequences of a cure for aging. UTC’s FYRE committee created an online portal for students and the campus community.

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Local high school students visit UTC TV Studio

Lights, camera, action! Local high school students got a chance to film their own mock talk show at the UTC TV Studio. The students are on campus as part of The University’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative.

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Lupton Library exhibit: an assassination and the beginning of WWI

On June 28, 1914, the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, an action that lit the fuse for the beginning of World War I. To mark this historic event, the Lupton Library has an exhibit on display until July 15th. Visitors are welcome to view it during the library’s regular hours. The exhibit was arranged at the suggestion of Dr. Aaron Shaheen, UC Foundation Associate Professor of English.

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