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UTC communication school achieves an accreditation first

These are good days for the Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In December, UTC students made an unprecedented seventh place showing among competitors from 75 universities across the country when the winners of the prestigious national Hearst Photo One News and Features contest winners were revealed. A few months earlier in 2019, UTC students received eight awards

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Fighting leukemia at the cellular level

Maximum effectiveness, minimal side effects, least-possible damage to healthy tissue. Scientists have long pursued cancer treatment offering one or more of these benefits, and a researcher at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is now among them. Michael Danquah is researching a highly precise form of treatment delivery—at the nanoscale, molecular level—to fight leukemia. Danquah researched vaccine production as a chemical engineering doctoral student and today is director of

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Cirque du Soleil is latest stop in John Faltus’ successful career

  What can you do with a master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga? In the case of John Faltus, joining the circus is an option—Cirque du Soleil, that is. Faltus, a Rhode Island native who came to UTC by way of Boston, is today head athletic trainer on a North American tour of the Cirque du Soleil production Cortéo. Founded in the 1980s

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Ana Rodas: Nothing is going to keep her from the kids

  A moment that almost didn’t happen will not be a moment too soon when Ana Rodas begins her professional nursing career two days after commencement. Rodas has wanted to be a nurse since her junior year at Nashville’s McGavock High School, where she was a strong student with more than her share of honors and recognition. Not only did Rodas discover her heart for service while on a

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Mina Sartipi: Woman of Influence

    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Professor Mina Sartipi has been named among the most influential business leaders in Chattanooga for 2019 by Edge magazine. Read more below about her work in and out of the classroom.   A lot of people and partners are betting on Mina Sartipi and the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress. As much as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga urban science

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