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Patrick O’Brien: Student Success

Chemistry major Patrick O’Brien names his “milestone moment” at UTC as the summer he spent working as a full-time researcher in the Chemistry department’s undergraduate research program with Dr. Steven Symes. O’Brien and Symes worked with local company eSpin to figure out a method for the release of antibiotics into the body through a biodegradable device designed to wrap around bone fractures. “If Chemistry interests you it’s a great

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Freshman Alex Durham steals the show at regional KCACT Festival

UTC’s Theatre department was well represented at this year’s regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Charleston, South Carolina; but Freshman Alex Durham stole the show when she was named for two distinguished honors: first place in sound design for her work in Our Town and the prestigious Don Childs Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Award.

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Monterica Neil: Your Passion Pays Off

She chose UTC because she wanted the experience of something new, but Monterica Neil stuck around because she found a culture of support and knowledge in her English program.

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Understanding pregnancy discrimination

Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.

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Professor’s work featured in solo exhibit at Sewanee

Christina Vogel, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing’s solo exhibition Encounters is currently on view at Sewanee’s University Art Gallery, less than an hour’s drive from Campus. The Encounters exhibit began in February and will run through Sunday, April 10.

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