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Kirk Englehardt takes us to Dr. DeAnna Beasely’s classroom, where the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professor is convincing students to get down and dirty with ants. The tiny creatures can teach us a lot about urban landscapes’ effect on insect life and about our changing environment.

The idea for Tennessee author/biologist David George Haskell's new book The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors came from an almost offhand remark he made while teaching at The University of the South in Sewanne. 

The two artists behind Squonk Opera—Steve O’Hearn, who is part visual artist/part construction engineer, and his partner, composer Jackie Dempsey—aim to create work that is “fast, funny, shameless and inclusive.” Richard Winham talked to Steve O’Hearn on the telephone from Pittsburgh, where he and his partner live and work. Also in the studio were Bob Boyer, the director of the Patten Performance Series here at UTC, and Lisa Darger from UTC’s Office of Sustainability.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga has said the decision to terminate the employment of reporter Jacqui Helbert was made by university officials, not the news editors at WUTC. The station's news staff says the decision to remove from WUTC's website the story that Helbert had done about meetings held by state legislators with students from a Gay-Straight Alliance Club was also made by university officials, not WUTC's editors.

Mocs Insiders 3-21-17

Mar 21, 2017

Listen to the second episode of the Mocs Insiders podcast, featuring discussion of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team.

 Dr. Jonathan McNair joins us to discuss "O King," a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that will feature music and spoken-word performances. At the event, two new instrumental works by Dr. Jonathan McNair will premiere.

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Every year for the past seven years the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Music department has staged a weekend-long Piano Extravaganza. The Extravaganza, a showcase for UTC students and faculty as well as special guests, was conceived and organized by Dr. Sin Sing Tsai. Dr. Tsai passed away recently, but the music department decided to continue with the Piano Extravaganza as a tribute to Dr. Tsai. 

Mocs Insiders Podcast: 2-18-17

Feb 18, 2017

Listen to the first episode of the Mocs Insiders podcast, featuring discussion of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head football coach Russ Huesman has chosen to resign from his position with the Chattanooga Mocs to take the head coaching job at the University of Richmond, UTC Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn announced today.  Huesman recently finished his eighth year at Chattanooga with a 59-37 overall record and three consecutive trips to the FCS Playoffs. 

The second installment of Chatt About Science, this city's Science Cafe series, is coming up Dec 8 at the Chattanooga Brewing Company. The events are informal, fun discussions with local scientists. Listen to an interview with organizer Sarah Webb and presenter Dr. Manuel Santiago.

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Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick nerds out about the power music has to affect the quality of life. She is the Executive Director of Music Therapy Gateway in Communications, Inc. She joins us today to talk about how music is an ancient language that can help patients suffering from autism, PTSD, and Parkinson's disease. MTGIC has a free concert, Quartet for the End of Time, coming up November 18th, and Dr. Summa-Chadwick is also telling us composer Oliver Messiaen had a neurological disorder, synesthesia, and composed the quartet while being held captive as a POW during World War II.

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  Football season kicks off Thursday at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

  Chattanooga State Community College students who plan to transfer to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga can get a head start by enrolling in the dual admissions program. In this segment, we discuss the program with Gail Campbell, Director of the Admissions and Enrollment Services Center at Chattanooga State and Yancy Freeman, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Services at UTC.

   In the next couple of decades, the area’s senior population will increase dramatically. By 2030, the region’s population over the age of 65 will increase from approximately 127,000 to 202,000, and more doctors and nurses are needed who are trained in geriatric care. At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the UTC School of Nursing and other departments are providing opportunities for students to learn about gerontology. Dr. Brittany Cusack holds the Vicky B.

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