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Recognitions, September 16

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    • The University of Tennessee has been recognized for its strong support of veterans and their families with a 31st ranking among public universities and 66th among all public and private colleges and universities in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report List of Best Colleges for Veterans, a rise of eighteen spots in the past year.

  • Adam Stratz, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, was the lone student to participate in a recent radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the Marshall Islands. The team was led by Terry Hamilton, scientific director of the Marshall Islands Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Stratz is also a department of Homeland Security nuclear forensics graduate fellow at the UT Radiochemistry Center of Excellence.
  • The University of Tennessee has been ranked 46th among all public universities in the 2017 U.S. and World Report undergraduate rankings. Increases in graduation rates, alumni giving, and the quality of incoming students competing for admission continue to help the university gain recognition and reputation.
  • The Volunteer Bridge program, now in its sixth year, is experiencing record enrollment this year with 175 invited students participating. The Volunteer Bridge program is one of UT’s many efforts to enhance cooperation between the UT system and schools in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
  • The School of Music’s new Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano, Chi-Long Hu, will make his recital debut in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall this weekend, Sunday, September 18th. Hu comes to UT as the result of a nationwide search after spending the last ten years on the faculty of East Tennessee State University.