Education

11:02am

Thu May 7, 2015
Education

Virtual Reality Game Demonstrates Conservation Success

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Conservation Game expands teaching opportunities for the Tennessee Aquarium.
Credit Todd Stailey

The Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Tech University collaborated to put the skills of iCube to work creating a 3D educational game. 

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5:01pm

Tue April 28, 2015
UTC

UTC Student Robert Fisher is the University's Third Rhodes Scholar

Robert Fisher is a Rhodes Scholar.
Credit UTC University Relations

Robert Fisher, a senior in the Brock Scholars program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is only the third student from UTC to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Widely regarded as the most prestigious scholarship in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship was established with a bequest from Cecil Rhodes to “promote civic-minded leadership among young people with the moral force of character and instincts to lead.”

In this segment, we have an interview with Fisher, one of only 32 students from across the US to be awarded the scholarship this year.

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5:49pm

Mon March 2, 2015
Education

UTC Partners With Zoo, Other Organizations to Help Animals

Last year, students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy helped create a new prairie dog exhibit at the Chattanooga Zoo.  Now more partnerships that will enrich animals' lives and gather research data are continuing and expanding.  Funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, this year's projects will involve the zoo, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.

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1:03pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Education

Battle Academy Seeking Mentors for Students

March is Mentor Month and Battle Academy is starting a new program to match mentors with their students.

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6:58pm

Sun February 15, 2015
UTC

UTC will be closed Monday, February 16

Due to the threat of bad weather, UTC will be closed Feb. 16, 2015.  All classes are cancelled and offices are closed for Monday, February 16, 2015. 
 

4:22pm

Wed January 28, 2015
UTC

UTC Mocs Announce Changes to Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Programs

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn announced the Mocs will no longer participate in men’s indoor and outdoor track & field and are limiting participation in men’s cross country after the end of the 2014-15 season.

“This was a very difficult decision,” stated Blackburn.  “You never want to cut a program, but based on our current Title IX situation and the current financial climate, it was a decision that had to be made.”

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11:45am

Fri January 23, 2015
Education

UTC Nursing Ranked Among Top Ten in Best Online RN to BSN Programs

Credit UTC University Relations

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was ranked among the top ten Best Online RN to BSN Programs by RNtoBSN.org.  UTC received the highest ranking of all Tennessee institutions in this curated list.

Nearly 400 online RN-to-BSN programs are offered in the U.S.—only 95 were ranked.

RNtoBSN.org‘s mission is to connect current and prospective nurses with the resources needed to pursue and obtain their BSN.

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3:17am

Wed January 14, 2015
Education

North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 4:49 pm

Math scores at McMichael High School have improved.
Courtesy of McMichael High School

It's shaping up to be an interesting year for the Common Core, barely five years after 45 governors embraced it. A few states have already repealed the new math and reading standards. Others are pushing ahead with new tests, curriculum and teaching methods aligned to the Core.

And in some states, its future hangs in the balance. North Carolina is one of them.

It was one of the first states that quietly adopted the Common Core, and it moved quickly to put the standards in place.

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12:16pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Education

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Earns Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation has designated the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a 2015 Community Engagement University.  Dr. Deborah Arfken, who chaired the committee that led the application process, and Dr. Steve Angle, the Chancellor of UTC, join us to explain how UTC won the honor and what it means.

From UTC's University Relations:

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3:25am

Fri January 9, 2015
Education

Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 7:15 pm

President Obama speaks at a Ford assembly plant on Wednesday in Wayne, Mich., about the resurgent automotive and manufacturing sector.
Carolyn Kaster AP

President Obama is in Tennessee previewing some of the big issues he'll talk about in his State of the Union address later this month. Friday, he'll speak in Knoxville, focusing on education and an idea that is gathering steam in some states: making community college tuition-free.

In the emerging debate over this idea, there are skeptics and there are true believers.

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1:33pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Education

LAUNCH Chattanooga Awards Prize Package to High School Students

Credit LAUNCH Chattanooga

LAUNCH provides a chance for people to see the dream of owning their own company come to life. 

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12:49pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Education

Step-Up to Raise Awareness of Abuse and Violent Behavior

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is beginning training on a new program to the campus.  Step-Up is  a national program that provides strategies to help address abusive and violent behavior. 

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10:45am

Tue December 9, 2014
Education

UTC recognized by U.S. News and World Report for work with student veterans

Credit University Relations

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is included for the second year in the top 25 Best Colleges for Veterans among Regional Universities in the South, according to U.S. News and World Report.

UTC’s participation “in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members apply for, pay for and complete their degrees” earned the University a spot at number 22 for 2015.

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10:57am

Thu December 4, 2014
Education

Polar Biologist Discusses Effects of Climate Change on Polar Regions

Dr. Jim McClintock has spent so much time studying life in Antarctica that they named McClintock Point in his honor. 

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2:40pm

Tue November 18, 2014
Education

PEF's 'Project Inspire' Trains Professionals to Teach in TN's At-Risk Schools

The Public Education Foundation's Project Inspire is a federally-funded program training math and science professionals to teach in some of the lowest-performing middle and high schools in Tennessee. In this interview, WUTC's Richard Winham is speaking with Mark Neal—the Services Director for Project Inspire—and Tadd Russell, a first year teacher in the program. Mr.

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