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Art class improves public-use bicycles, designs communications strategy

When Aggie Toppins, head of the art department, first came to UTC as a professor, she taught a class for design students called Co-Creations. One of the class projects was about bicycles. Students in the class set their sights on the public-use green-and-blue bikes stationed throughout Chattanooga. No one asked the students why bicycles. Rather, the students asked: “Why aren’t people using these?” They began exploring reasons. First, the

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Cicadas are good indicators of environmental quality

Cicadas are good indicators of environmental quality, including city life.

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The Politics of Immigration Law

On Tuesday, April 2, attorney Carlos Calderin will take a nonpartisan approach to analyzing U.S. laws and policy that relate to immigration. Calderin is a local attorney whose practice focuses on American immigration and nationality law.

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Keyboards for Kids: Free piano lessons for kids who need music

The UTC Department of Performing Arts’ Music Division recently donated keyboards to the Chattanooga Public Library, where they’re used give free piano lessons to kids.

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Poetry in Musical Motion: UTC alum turns poems into songs

With support from an ArtsBuild Community Cultural Connections Grant, UTC’s Chamber Singers recently recorded an album of works by UTC alumnus Ethan McGrath, who has written musical arrangements for poems written by women. UTC’s Music Division celebrates the album, Silver Songs, with a CD Release Concert on March 22.

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