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Wed May 23, 2012
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15,000 Students Descend on UT Knoxville

photo courtesy Destination Imagination

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  More than 15,000 students and their supporters arrive in Knoxville Wednesday for an international creativity competition on the University of Tennessee campus.

Students from across the U.S. and 13 foreign countries are converging on UT for Destination Imagination’s four-day, annual Global Finals contest.

Destination Imagination is a 13 year-old educational program that fosters creative problem solving through global competition.

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Mon March 26, 2012
TBR Sees Remarkable Enrollment Growth

Tennessee Works - Higher Education Gains


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues a series of stories that examine those small slices of the Tennessee economy that have prospered during hard times.

Public higher education in Tennessee experienced remarkable growth during the economic downturn. The state’s two public systems, the Tennessee Board of Regents system and the University of Tennessee system, both experienced significant enrollment increases over the past five years

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Mon November 7, 2011
Study Published in a Recent Edition of "Nature"

UTK Researcher Helps Confirm Bat Fungus Diagnosis

Bats killed by White-nose snydrome at Aeolus Cave in Vermont.
University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn (AP/WMOT)  A University of Tennessee researcher has helped confirm a link between a fungus and the widespread death of bats.

Justin Boyles, a post-doctoral research associate, was one of the study’s authors. The study discovered that the fungus Geomyces destructans is causing White-nose Syndrome, a disease decimating the bat population.

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