Updates and news for the week of April 11 – 17, 2023

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Quantum is coming to UTC

Source: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201911/qubits.cfm

Source: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201911/qubits.cfm

Quantum technology is coming and, with it, new opportunities in education, jobs and business. Learn more about this emerging field via “Gig City Goes Quantum,” an EPB initiative in which UTC is a leading collaborator. UTC will be connected to the EPB quantum network launching this summer, and students will have access to it, where they can develop qualifications for new, quantum technology applications.

A series of informative events kick off on World Quantum Day Friday, April 14, with live-streamed demonstrations from Tyner Academy and Chattanooga State Community College, followed by three, free, UTC-hosted presentations April 17, 19 and 21 from quantum technology experts.

  • Monday, April 17 (quantum computing): Dr. Raphael Pooser, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distinguished Research Scientist
  • Wednesday, April 19 (quantum networking): Dr. James Troupe, Xairos Quantum Communications Chief Scientist
  • Friday, April 21 (quantum sensing): Dr. Tian Li, UTC Assistant Professor of Physics

Each talk begins at noon at the Center for Professional Education in the Mapp Building. For more on these events and others, as well as learning modules to explore at your convenience, visit UTC Quantum Initiative or EPB Quantum Network.

The Day Has Arrived: UTC Spring Research and Arts Conference

The UTC Spring Research and Arts Conference, the largest academic conference on campus, takes place Wednesday (April 12) in the University Center. This conference, which provides a place for students to showcase their academic and creative endeavors, will feature displays, presentations and posters from UTC undergrads, graduate students and faculty.

More than 260 unique presentations are slated throughout three sessions in the Tennessee Room and Chattanooga Room—beginning at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Click here for the conference schedule.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Center for Women and Gender Equity and Center for Wellbeing have partnered to put on a series of events throughout the month. For more information and an updated list of events, check out MocSync. Teal ribbons have been placed on trees around campus that link to the MocSync page.

This week’s events include:

  • Today (April 11): Dear Survivor Letter Writing
  • Monday (April 17): Sound Bath Meditation for Survivors (and Those Who Support Them), University Center Room 350, 4 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact emily-rosenquist@utc.edu in the Center for Women and Gender Equity or megan-mcknight@utc.edu in the Center for Wellbeing.

Collegiate Recovery Week

April 10-14 is Collegiate Recovery Week, and the Center for Wellbeing and the Mocs Recovery Program welcome all members of our campus community to celebrate recovery this week and learn how to be strong allies. Click here to contribute to our social media campaign. Let us know why you support collegiate recovery and/or the importance of recovery in your own life. We will be sharing responses and videos throughout the week.

Please join us for the following initiatives and events:

  • Today (April 11): Mocs Recovery Alumni Instagram Live Chat, @mocsrecovery on Instagram, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Friday (April 14): Wear Purple Day to show your support and tag @mocsrecovery
  • Friday (April 14): Recovery Hike, Stringer’s Ridge, 4-6 p.m.

Click here to find weekly Mocs Recovery meetings.

Register today for MOC Forward Workforce Diversity Symposium

Next Monday, April 17, MOC Forward will present a panel of local experts and community partners sharing their knowledge, experiences and perspectives on issues related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, followed by a Q&A. The Workforce Diversity Symposium will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium and will be moderated by Wade Hinton, CEO and founder of Hinton & Company.

Door prizes are available and lunch will be served in the Tennessee Room for all who RSVP by Thursday (April 13). For more information and to RSVP, contact oei@utc.edu or call (423) 425-5824.

SMILE Fund advances to Americas Region Finals

From left: Jacob Barber, Grant Fetters, Claire Hoeke and Nick Morris (photo courtesy of Dr. Hunter Holzhauer).

The UTC SMILE Fund team of senior Jacob Barber and juniors Grant Fetters, Claire Hoeke and Nick Morris has advanced to the Americas region finals in the global CFA Institute Research Challenge.

On Thursday (April 13), the UTC team will square off against student teams from Universidad EAFIT (Colombia), University of Waterloo (Canada), Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska), California Polytechnic State University and California State University, Fullerton—with the top two groups moving on to the May 3 global finals in Washington, D.C.

The outstanding people of UTC

From left: Gabriel Castillo, Kera Healey, Garrett Engle, Alyssa Lavdis

From left: Gabriel Castillo, Kera Healey, Garrett Engle, Alyssa Lavdis

Four UTC student-athletes were selected as Southern Conference Players of the Month for March in their respective sports. Men’s tennis sophomore Gabriel Castillo became the first player in program history to win the award twice. Women’s golf freshman Kera Healey tied for 11th against a strong field at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Arizona. Men’s golf sophomore Garrett Engle took home SoCon top honors after recording two Top 10 finishes during the month. Sophomore Alyssa Lavdis was the softball Pitcher of the Month after going 3-0 with 29 strikeouts in 20.2 innings.

Check out these Mocs making a difference:

  • As part of its coverage of Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Dalton, Georgia, last week, Local 3 News interviewed Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Sungwoo Yang on the benefits of clean energy. 
  • Freshman Brock Scholar Sebastian Jimenez, a biology and chemistry double major, was offered a spot on the Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology REU at the University of Chicago. National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates are typically 10-week summer opportunities.
  • Dr. Mina Sartipi was featured in a Teknovation.biz story about the collaboration between the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress and CO.LAB.
  • Dr. Dawn Ford and Master of Public Health student Laura Baker were among the participants in last week’s Hamilton County Health Department launch of the 2023 Public Health Survey.
  • Following the expulsion of two state legislators from the General Assembly last week, Assistant Professor of Public Administration Chris Acuff was interviewed by NewsChannel 9.

Google (MocsMail) Account Storage Quota Limits

UTC offers enrolled students the option to store files or collaborate using a Google (MocsMail) account or a Microsoft O365 account. Google has recently removed unlimited storage options from all Google Workspace for Education accounts. These changes impact UTC’s ability to provide the same level of service as in the past.

As a result, storage quotas for Google will be applied to all UTC MocsMail accounts on Wednesday (April 12). This will impact storage limits for services like Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos. A total of 99.9% of UTC accounts are already within the new storage quotas of 100GB for students and 500GB for faculty and staff. However, you are encouraged to remove any unnecessary files to ensure you stay under the new limits.

For more information on changes to Google MocsMail accounts, click here.

Another Busy Week at UTC

Lori Waite’s Sociology 1250 “Social Problems” class has been partnering with the Salvation Army all semester and will hold a clothing drive on behalf of the organization from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today (April 11) on Cardiac Hill. Donations of gently used clothes and shoes will be accepted.

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The Be The Match/National Marrow Donor Program team will be on campus from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today (April 11) in the University City. Be The Match is partnering with the Mocs football team as part of its “Get In The Game” initiative, which is celebrating its 15th year and has led to nearly 1,000 searching patients receiving a second chance at life.

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The Graduate School, in coordination with International Student Services, will host a Graduate Fair and Information Session from 3-5 p.m. today (April 11) for international students to answer questions about graduate studies at UTC. To register, click here. For more information, click here.

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Are you a student who also works on campus? If so, the Center for Career and Leadership Development wants to celebrate you. Join us from 4-6 p.m. today (April 11) in the University Center Game Room for the Student Employee Celebration. There will be food, games and lots of “Thank You’s” for all your hard work on campus.

All student employees and supervisors of students are invited to this celebration. Check out MocSync for more information or reach out to endia-butler@utc.edu or mandy-mcallister@utc.edu. You can also call (423) 425-4948.

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UTC Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is hosting its 2nd annual Mental Health Wellness Fair from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday (April 12) on Chamberlain Field.

Stop by for some pet therapy, courtesy of Love on a Leash, or meditate as you walk through the guided labyrinth, courtesy of Margy Oehmig. A variety of community resources and connections will be there to help support your mental health journey. For more information, contact Psi Chi President Leigh Humphrey at kmk128@mocs.utc.edu.

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In conjunction with the Spring Research and Arts Conference, Environmental Studies will present a scientific panel on translational research from 2:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday (April 12) in the University Center Raccoon Mountain Room.

Biology, Geology and Environmental Science faculty members Jennifer Boyd, Sarah Farnsley, Deanna Beasley and Stephanie DeVries will describe how their research advances scientific knowledge with applications that benefit society.

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On Thursday (April 13), the SMILE Fund Investment Strategy Meeting (ISM)—an update on the SMILE Fund’s performance and economy/markets—will take place from 10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. in the University Center Raccoon Mountain Room. Everyone who attends is invited to a free networking lunch at Universal Joint (532 Lookout St.) following the ISM. For questions or information, email Hunter-Holzhauer@utc.edu.

The ISM agenda: The officers review portfolio performance, recent trades, their economic outlook for the summer and remainder of the year, and any risk management issues.

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Jasmine Marie

Jasmine Marie

As the semester comes to a close, the Center for Wellbeing and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are hosting a talk at 3 p.m. on Thursday (April 13) in Lupton Hall Room 119 on the importance of Black Indigenous People of Color mental health needs and learn about the power of breath in caring for our mental health.

BIPOC Mental Health and the Power of Breath features Jasmine Marie, a speaker, breathwork practitioner, author and the CEO and founder of black girls breathing. Her work is innovating the wellness, healthcare and research industry by making mental health services accessible to Black women while filling in the gaps of data and research available on this underserved and underrepresented demographic.

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UTC Special Collections' Carolyn Runyon and Emily Ruiz show items from the Barry Moser collection

UTC Special Collections’ Carolyn Runyon and Emily Ruiz show items from the Barry Moser collection

A UTC Library Special Collections exhibit is going on the road for the first time, beginning with an exhibition kickoff from 6-9 p.m. on Friday (April 14) at the Association for Visual Arts, located at 30 Frazier Ave. on Chattanooga’s North Shore.

Special Collections and AVA have organized an exhibition of art pieces and fine bindings created by Barry Moser, a native of Chattanooga and a 1962 graduate of the University of Chattanooga. The exhibition, titled “Transformation: Exploring the Art of Bookmaking with Barry Moser,” will take place at AVA from April 14 to May 26.

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The UTC Bookstore is hosting a pair of special events this month. Authors Tom and Jane Bissonette will be on campus to introduce their book, “These Waning Walls,” from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday (April 15). The book can be pre-ordered at the Bookstore.

On Friday, April 21, the Bookstore will hold a tie-dye event from noon-4 p.m.

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The UTC Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert, open to the public, at 3 p.m. on Sunday (April 16) in the UTC Fine Arts Center’s Roland Hayes Concert Hall. The spring concert also will be available to watch via livestream.

This performance includes “Marche Slave” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland, and the “Infernal Dance” and “Berceuse and Finale” from “The Firebird Suite” by Igor Stravinsky.

WUTC Pledge Drive Recap

Thank you, WUTC listeners!

During the Spring Pledge Drive, 293 people donated $40,883.72 to support your public radio station here in Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley. Fundraising continues online, and you can donate here anytime.

Call for Marshals

A handful of faculty or staff (10-15) are being sought to serve as marshals at each of the three Saturday commencement ceremonies:

  • Saturday, May 6—Gary W. Rollins College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 6—College of Arts and Sciences (History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Mathematics; Political Science and Public Service; Psychology; Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies), 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6—College of Arts and Sciences (Art; Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science; Chemistry and Physics; Communication; English; Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; Performing Arts; Philosophy and Religion), 4 p.m.

Click here for more information, including the volunteer signup form.

UTC Theatre Co. Presents “Everybody”

From left: Karlee Jamieson, Ellen Rich, Katie Mullins and Austin Oppedisano

From left: Karlee Jamieson, Ellen Rich, Katie Mullins and Austin Oppedisano

The UTC Theatre Co. will present Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Everybody” April 18-22 in the Fine Arts Center’s Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 18-22, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on April 22.

Tickets can be purchased through the UTC Box Office in person, by phone (423-425-4371) and by visiting the UTC Theatre web page. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students (with proof of student ID) and seniors.

You’re Invited: Moc LEAD Graduation Celebration and Reception

The Center for Career and Leadership Development is excited to recognize the spring 2023 cohort of the Moc LEAD Organizational Leadership Experience from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in the 1st Floor Multipurpose Rooms of the West Campus housing complex. Students have spent 10 weeks actively exploring critical membership areas such as recruitment, retention, motivation, leading change and executing transitions; discovering new approaches; connecting with a network of resources; and creating a blueprint that will help plan for positive changes in their organizations/communities. If your schedule permits, please join us as we congratulate these Mocs for their commitment to learning and leadership.

If you plan on stopping by, kindly RSVP on MocSync as soon as possible. A brief program is expected to begin at 4:45 p.m. Hot appetizers, dessert and mocktails will be available.

And the finalists are …

The 2nd Annual Fly for Researchers pitch competition for UTC faculty and graduate student innovators will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on April 19 at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Mapp Building, spotlighting ideas that have the potential to be commercialized or licensed.

The finalists:

  • Whole Homes: Andrew Eubanks (student), Connor Mackey (student) and Sungwoo Yang, assistant professor, Civil and Chemical Engineering
  • Modular, Pneumatically Actuated Balance Platform: Erkan Kaplanoglu, associate professor, Engineering Management and Technology; Max Jordon, assistant professor, Physical Therapy; Dr. Jeremy Bruce, M.D.; Ahad Nasab, professor, department head, Engineering Management and Technology
  • Drone-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) System to Detect and Assess Damaged Solar Panels: Abdul Ofoli, UC Foundation associate professor, Electrical Engineering and Vahid Disfani, assistant professor, Electrical Engineering
  • Audio Quality eXtreme (AQX): Joshua Tyler (student) and Donald Reising, UC Foundation associate professor, Electrical Engineering
  • Clear Insulator Energy Efficient Window Applications: Sungwoo Yang, assistant professor, Civil and Chemical Engineering

To register for the event, click here. For more information, email jennifer-skjellum@utc.edu.

Please Participate in the Public Health Survey

Want to give your input on health concerns and health issues as a Hamilton County, Tennessee resident? UTC is collaborating with the Hamilton County Health Department on a Public Health Survey. This is an anonymous survey to help us know what programs are needed in Hamilton County. To take the survey online, click here.

Campus Updates

The Office of Research and Special Projects announced a pair of limited submission funding opportunities now available to all faculty members. Please click here to learn more about the internal competition process for the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities and NEH Summer Stipends programs.

Both programs have a submission deadline of Wednesday, April 19.

Please direct any questions about InfoReady Review to ashley-ledford@utc.edu. Quick guides on how to set up a profile and how to apply are available on the ORSP page.

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The Office of Title IX has launched a campus survey for students. All students should have received an email on April 3 inviting them to participate in the survey, which is completely anonymous. Each email contains a unique URL, so students must check their email for their link to participate. Students have until midnight on April 24 to complete the survey.

The survey only takes about 15 minutes, but it will have a far-reaching impact for years to come. The survey’s goal is to measure how people of different backgrounds and identities experience our campus and to use that data to further enhance campus programs and services. The more students participate, the deeper our understanding will be about the experiences of students on our campus. Click here to learn more.

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University Health Services and Employee Wellness are holding a biometric screening event for employees enrolled in State of Tennessee and Higher Education Health Insurance. Participants can earn $50 for completing the biometric screening.

Screenings will take place from 8-10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 18, in the University Center Chattanooga Room. This screening is by appointment and at no cost when you bring your insurance information to your appointment. After the screening, have a light snack and enjoy health education resources. For questions related to this process, call (423) 425-2260.  

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The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies is hosting Crimes of the Powerful from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in the University Center Chattanooga Rooms B and C. Topics range from banking and technology to meat packing and agriculture.

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This year’s UTC Holocaust Lecture, titled “An Ancient Antisemitic Myth: The Blood Libel during the Holocaust,” will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in Derthick Hall Room 201. The speaker is Elissa Bemporad, the Jerry and William Ungar Chair in East European Jewish History and the Holocaust and Professor of History at Queens College and the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Bemporad, a two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, is the author of “Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk,” “Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets,” and “Revolution, Civil War, and New Ways of Life.”

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Dr. Lindsay Whetter, a visiting researcher scholar from the United Kingdom, will be the featured speaker for Stories from Prison: The Case for Prison Ethnography, taking place at noon on Wednesday, April 19, in the University Center Auditorium. Dr. Whetter will be conducting ethnographic research on the lived experiences of people incarcerated in Tennessee prisons while she is at UTC.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies and the Center for Global Education.

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Human Resources provided a series of April staff development opportunities, wellness opportunities and 2023 UT System conferences. Click here to learn more.

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To all our graduating Mocs, congratulations from UTC Advancement. As you transition from student to alumnus, you have the opportunity to have a lasting impact at UTC. By donating just $5 or more, you can receive an exclusive gold cord to wear at commencement, signifying your commitment to future Mocs. This small donation can go a long way in helping to fund scholarships and enhance academic programs. Plus, wearing the gold cord will set you apart as a proud UTC supporter. Donate today and leave a legacy for future students at your alma mater.

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The Department of Art, along with the Institute of Contemporary Art, is hosting the 2023 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition in the UTC Fine Arts Center.

The annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, which takes place through April 22, is the capstone achievement of graduating BFA studio majors, comprised of a public exhibition and artist lecture series, which represents the culmination of two years of intensive artistic and intellectual development for the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates. This year’s class is a cohort of 24 artists from four BFA studio concentrations—graphic design, painting and drawing, photography and media art, and sculpture.

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The College of Engineering and Computer Science is looking for judges for the upcoming Technology Symposium taking place on April 20. All professions and backgrounds are needed.

For more information about the Technology Symposium and to register to be a judge, click here.

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The International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security—ISDFS 2023—will be held both online and in person at UTC on May 11-12. This symposium has been supported by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 2016. All papers approved by the referees and presented at the symposium will be sent for publication in the IEEE Xplore library. For information or questions, email Asaf-Varol@utc.edu.

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Any university email that contains the following protected or sensitive information must be encrypted:

  • Protected health information (i.e., patient record information)
  • Personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number)
  • Credit card information
  • Any information protected by governmental or institutional regulations

Did you know you can send encrypted emails to other employees in Outlook by putting the word “encrypt” in the subject line of your email? For more information and step-by-step instructions, visit the IT Knowledge Base.

The UT Vault is another method for securing sensitive emails. This tool is especially useful if you are sending a sensitive email to a student, someone with another email service provider, or if someone outside of UT needs to send you sensitive information. The UT Vault is also useful if you need to send an email with a large attachment. Visit UT Knoxville’s OIT webpage for more information.

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Mocs Card Services is issuing new cards to all faculty, staff and students. Please get your new card before the end of the semester.

What is the difference in the current Mocs Card and the NEW Mocs Card? The new Mocs Card is embedded with a RFID chip (tap technology) that will coincide with the installation of new card readers across campus.

  • Bring your current Mocs Card to the ID Office in University Center Room 262 to exchange for the new card.
  • The ID Office is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • If you do not bring your current ID, there is a $30 replacement fee. Replacement fees are processed in the Bursar Office (University Center Room 274).
  • Contact Mocs Card Services (423-425-5819) or the ID Office (423-425-2218) with questions.

Looking ahead

Events posted to this week’s University master calendar include:

The Mocs men's golf team claimed a second straight tournament title, winning the Hoosier Collegiate Invite. From left: Assistant Coach Nick Robinson, Paul Conroy, Braedon Wear, Samuel Espinosa, Carson Johnson, John Houk, Garrett Engle and Coach Blaine Woodruff. Phto credit: IU Athletics.

The Mocs men’s golf team claimed a second straight tournament title, winning the Hoosier Collegiate Invite. From left: Assistant Coach Nick Robinson, Paul Conroy, Braedon Wear, Samuel Espinosa, Carson Johnson, John Houk, Garrett Engle and Coach Blaine Woodruff. Photo credit: IU Athletics.

This week’s Mocs Athletics calendar:

  • Friday (April 14): Women’s Tennis at Western Carolina (Cullowhee, N.C.), 11 a.m.
  • Friday (April 14): Beach Volleyball at Austin Peay (Clarksville, Tenn.), noon
  • Friday (April 14): Beach Volleyball vs. Jacksonville State (Clarksville, Tenn.), 4 p.m.
  • Saturday (April 15): Men’s Tennis at UNCG (Greensboro, N.C.), noon
  • Saturday (April 15): Beach Volleyball vs. Jacksonville State (Clarksville, Tenn.), noon
  • Saturday (April 15): Beach Volleyball at Austin Peay (Clarksville, Tenn.), 2 p.m.
  • Saturday (April 15): Softball at ETSU (Johnson City, Tenn.), 1 p.m.
  • Saturday (April 15): Softball at ETSU (Johnson City, Tenn.), 3 p.m.
  • Sunday (April 16): Women’s Golf at the SoCon Championships (Hilton Head, S.C.), All Day
  • Sunday (April 16): Softball at ETSU (Johnson City, Tenn.), 1 p.m.
  • Monday (April 17): Women’s Golf at the SoCon Championships (Hilton Head, S.C.), All Day

Looking back

Dr. Mina Sartipi, founding director of the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP)

A memorandum of understanding between UTC and CO.LAB provides students and scientists with the University’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) with unprecedented opportunities to apply today’s knowledge in Smart City research to find solutions to society-scale challenges.

Here are some other recent UTC stories featured in the Newsroom:

  • UTC is collaborating with the Hamilton County Health Department to conduct the most comprehensive health assessment in the county’s history.
  • The 2nd Annual Fly for Researchers Faculty Pitch Competition will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, located in the Mapp Building (410 E. Eighth St.).
  • UTC held its annual spring Blue and Gold Preview Day on April 1 to show prospective students and their families the uniqueness of the University. Approximately 465 high school students were in attendance for the event.
  • This semester, students interested in helping their community better understand income taxes and all they entail were drawn to a new class, Introduction to Tax Preparation, taught by Assistant Professor of Accounting Steve Davenport.
  • Beginning Hiking and Backpacking is a new Health and Human Performance class taught by Dr. Sarah Canatsey, an instructional developer for the Gary W. Rollins College of Business.

WUTC Spotlight: CO.MOBILITY Summit

The recent announcement of a memorandum of understanding between UTC and CO.LAB highlights the work being done by the University’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP). This partnership comes just ahead of CO.LAB’s CO.MOBILITY Summit, set for May 9-11.

Guests on a recent episode of Scenic Roots included CO.LAB CEO Tasia Malakasis, Director of Marketing Ashlyn Gentile and Angela Poffenbaugh.

Be Well Tip of the Week: Survivor Advocacy

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To serve students, faculty, and staff who are impacted by gender-based violence, UTC offers advocacy. Survivor Advocacy Services (SAS) strives to reduce the impact of gender-based violence at UTC and in the community through advocacy to support survivors of relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment. SAS’ aspires to work with an individual to do the following:

  • Affirm—support and validation
  • Navigate—reporting options, referrals and supportive measures coordination
  • Empower—accompaniment and safety planning

You can find more information at utc.edu/survivors.


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