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Russian Official Blasts Nuclear Industry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Russia’s nuclear power industry is in chaos and poses greater environmental threat than ever before, but government leaders won’t admit it, a Russian official says in a University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory publication. Artiom Ustinov, a Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs official in Moscow, says chances of an accident like the

UT Programs Show Benefits Of Dog Ownership

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dogs benefit human health by increasing a sense of well-being and by lowering stress among elderly people, University of Tennessee veterinarian Dr. John New said Friday. New said UT’s Human Animal Bond In Tennessee (HABIT) program takes dogs to nursing homes and other institutions. UT helps Knoxville’s Humans and Animals Learning Together

Thompson Top Counselor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Dr. Charles L. Thompson of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville has been named Counselor Educator-Supervisor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. The award was presented at AMHCA’s recent national meeting. Thompson is a professor in the counselor education and counseling psychology unit in the College of Education. He is co-author

Tennessee Approves Sports Agent Legislation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill intended to bring much-needed order to sports agents’ relationships with college athletes. The bill now goes to Gov. Don Sundquist. The legislation requires prospective sports agents to register with the state and provides for civil relief if an agent’s or athlete’s actions result in financial