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Chuck Cantrell, assistant director of university relations, spoke on "Developing Advertising Campaigns" at the fall meeting of the Tennessee College Public Relations Association in Nashville.

Julius Dodds, director of the retention and advisement center, recently presented "Minority Recruitment and Retention&emdash; Guaranteeing Minority Success in College," at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dr. Greg Grant and the Chemistry Department have been awarded $15,000 from the Dreyfus Foundation to expand the capability of the department's nuclear magnetic resonance system. With the new equipment, UTC students will be able to process and manipulate NMR data rather than just view a printed spectrum. Grant awards from the Dreyfus Foundation are extremely competitive, and only programs of excellence succeed in the award competition.

Joseph M. Kizza, associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering, together with his European group, had their latest book The Ethical Global Information Society: Culture and Democracy Revisited published by Chapman and Hill, London, England.

A research paper entitled "Uniform-ity in School Garb: A Year Later" by Judy Miler, associate professor in human ecology, has been accepted for presentation at the annual American Culture/Popular Culture Conference in Orlando, Florida, April 9-11.

Anne Monroe, program manager for the Center for Community Career Education, has been selected to serve as an external reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education's Talent Search Program. This program is one of several that enables minority and disadvantaged students to complete undergraduate education.

NewsTalk, UTC's news interview program, received a 1997 Commander's Award from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Program. NewsTalk is produced by the Department of Communication and the Office of University Relations. Communication students learn video production skills by serving as the program's production crew.

Gregory O'Dea, UC Foundation associate professor of English, served as leader for the 11th Annual Literature Retreat of the American College of Physicians, held February 21-22 at Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee. Dr. O'Dea designed and conducted the two-day lecture and seminar series, which explored the topic of "Literature and the Structures of Memory."

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is proud to announce that Dr. Brian Ruppert's book, Jewel in the Ashes: Buddha Relics and Power in Early Medieval Japan, has been accepted for publication at Harvard University Press.

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