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The University of
Changes Its Web Address and All E-Mail Addresses
Memphis, Tenn. (January 20, 2010) The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has begun the transition to its new domain name uthsc.edu. A domain name is essentially the electronic address that identifies an organization throughout the Internet. The most commonly known uses for a domain name are for Web page and e-mail addresses.
The change to uthsc.edu synchronizes our electronic identity with the official name of our institution, said Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, executive vice chancellor and chief of staff at UTHSC. Rights to use the uthsc.edu identity were previously held by another educational institution, which had not used the electronic address for about two years. Educause, the nonprofit association that governs assignment of domain names related to higher education, released the uthsc.edu domain name to UT Health Science Center in the fall of 2009.
Through February 28, two domain names for UTHSC will connect to the Health Science Center: utmem.edu (the old address) and uthsc.edu. Effective March 1, utmem.edu will no longer be operational and none of the e-mail or Web addresses that use utmem.edu will connect. All addresses including utmem.edu must be changed to uthsc.edu before March 1. For additional information about the domain name change, visit www.uthsc.edu/domainchange/.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC has additional colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy plus an Allied Health Sciences unit in Knoxville, as well as a College of Medicine campus in Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.
This study quantifies the economic impact of the UTHSC on the economy of the state of Tennessee for FY2010.
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