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UT Research Helps Explain Post-World Cup Rioting

Whether you are a soccer fan or not, it has been difficult to miss news surrounding the 2014  World Cup in Brazil – especially when riot police are involved. 

Sunday, Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time to take home the trophy. Shortly afterward, in the streets of Buenos Aires, fans took out their disappointment and aggression by rioting across the city

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ORI Publishes Misconduct Finding Against Former SRI Research Technician

According to a notice posted on the Office of Research Integrity website, Melanie Cokonis, a former research technician with the Southern Research Institute, voluntarily agreed to a three-year debarment to settle allegations of misconduct in research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

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Help TRIO Celebrate 50 Years

The U.S. Department of Education is celebrating 50 years of providing outreach and student services via Federal TRIO Programs. 

In an effort to commemorate this anniversary, they are asking for submissions from TRIO alumni who have participated in any of their programs. *

If you would like to take part, please visit their website for more information.

*(Educational Opportunity Centers, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound (UB), UB Math and Science, and or Veterans UB)

Nelson Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Janet Nelson has been named the new associate vice chancellor for research, focusing on research development, effective July 1.

Nelson joins UT’s Office of Research and Engagement from her position as director of business development for the URS Corporation. She replaces Greg Reed, who has served as associate vice chancellor for research since 2007.

“I am extremely excited about the terrific opportunities that await me at UT, and I am looking forward to working closely with the Office of Research and Engagement team,” said Nelson. ”It is clear that the faculty and staff here care deeply about developing and challenging the minds of our future generation of leaders, and it is a great honor to serve the university and community in building the research and scholarship programs.”

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Charlie Senn elected to NORDP Board

senn_charlieCharlie Senn, Director of the Research Development Team in the Office of Research & Engagement, has been elected to the Board of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) at its national conference in Portland, Oregon, this week.

This comes at a time when the University of Tennessee, through the Office of Research & Engagement, is becoming more aggressive in its approach to funded research and our effort to become one of the Top 25 research universities.  More…

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