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Lessons from a History of Religious Violence

More violence in the Middle East. More land and lives lost. The sudden rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (al-Sham), or ISIS, has left most of the world terrified and baffled. Continue Reading »

Signs of a Flood

On one December morning Larry McKay suited up in a rain coat and rubber boots and headed out into the Tennessee River basin. A couple dozen other people joined him.. What were they searching for? Continue Reading »

Finding Peace

Mike and Jane are fighting. Again. There is a lot of screaming and shouting. Neighbors hear the noise, get concerned, and call the police. Mike gets arrested and referred to a batterer intervention program. Continue Reading »

The Power of Hair

We’ve all had one. A day where you feel like your fate is sealed before you even step out the door. A day where you feel less than confident and not like yourself. Continue Reading »

A Legacy of Opportunities

How we invest our time reveals our values. So does how we invest our treasure. The estate gift of the late Ken and Blaire Mossman follows their heart and creates a legacy that reflects their values. Continue Reading »


At five, Benjamin Parton simply wanted to be like his older violin-playing brother. His competitive streak of simply wanting to be better at strings than his brother waned as he honored his calling. Continue Reading »

Vested in Promise

Timothy Deidesch and Mohammad Moniruzzaman are the first two recipients of the Penley Fellowship which provides a graduate student with resources to pursue a research project or creative endeavor of exceptional promise. Continue Reading »

Impactful Results

Paying it forward placed the Department of Geography on the map for Neil Conner. A mostly privately funded cushion of financial support adds to the robust learning environment of the doctoral geography student. Continue Reading »

Students Experience Summer Internships at Volkswagen

Summer internships at Volkswagen Chattanooga allow students to apply their German language and culture knowledge while gaining valuable career experience. Continue Reading »

Preparing for a Career in Medicine

Undergraduate Jordan Roach's experience in a UT lab is a pathway to realizing his dream at St. Jude's Research Hospital. Continue Reading »

Political Science Study Abroad

Last summer, London became the classroom for Professor Ian Down’s course on the British Political System and Political Culture. Continue Reading »

International Service-Learning: Gulu Service and Study Abroad Program (GSSAP)

Students enrolled in the Gulu Service and Study Abroad Program earn six credit hours while providing valuable community service. Continue Reading »