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Restoring an American treasure

Dr. Hill Craddock, Davenport assistant professor of biology, biological and environmental sciences, calls restoring the American chestnut tree “the right thing to do,” especially since the blight that destroyed the US population of the American chestnut tree was caused by human carelessness. The blight, imported to the U.S. on Asian chestnut trees in the early 1900s, is a fungus that spreads via spores in the air, raindrops or animals.

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UTC team selected to attend National Summer Engaging Departments Institute

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) selected a team from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to attend the Engaging Departments Institute at the University of Pennsylvania from July 7-11, 2010.  The UTC team will include:  Dr. Barbara Norwood (Nursing and incoming chair of the General Education Committee), Dr. Victoria Steinberg (Foreign Languages), Dr. Rebecca Jones (English), Dr. Lorraine Evans (Sociology), and Dr. Karen Adsit (Teaching Resource

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Graduate student selected for Presidential Fellows Program

Graduate student Adrienne Teague has been selected to participate in the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellows program based in Washington DC, which encourages participants from colleges and universities around the country to learn about leadership and governance, to share research and scholarship, develop leadership qualities and be inspired to pursue careers in public service.  She is one of 85 students selected.

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Students design fitness program for children at Boys & Girls Club

Students at the Highland Park Boys & Girls Club are discovering it is “Fun to be Fit.” As part of their work with Leadership Chattanooga, Dr. Dee Dee Anderson, associate vice chancellor of student development, and Dr. Mike Owens, assistant dean of graduate programs in the College of Business, developed the Fun to be Fit pilot program, designed to encourage physical activity among Boys & Girls Club members. “The

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