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UTC students mentor local girls at CGLA

A group of UTC Sociology students recently began a mentorship program with 9th and 10th grade students at Chattanooga Girl’s Leadership Academy (CGLA). The students, from a Sociology of Education course taught by Dr. Shela Van Ness, were put through background checks and training to receive certification for the program. Each UTC student mentor was paired with one student from CGLA.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney to present “The Tarnished Badge”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Parker, Civil Rights Division, New Orleans, Louisiana, will present The Tarnished Badge on Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m. at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Fine Arts Center in the Roland Hayes Auditorium, located at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets. This event is free and open to the public.

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Animal behaviorist Irene Pepperberg to present parrot research

Dr. Irene Pepperberg, an internationally known animal behaviorist who holds faculty positions at Harvard University and Brandeis University, is coming to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to present “Alex and Me:  Can African Grey Parrots Understand What They Say?” on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Raccoon Mountain Room, UTC University Center.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Professors study effects of helicopter parenting

As college students leave fall semester in the rear view mirror, spring semester sparkles with the excitement of new classes and experiences.   But students whose parents have a difficult time cutting ties may face an unexpected burden.

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