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New Positions Highlight Eastman’s $2M Engineering Commitment to UT

UT’s College of Engineering and Eastman have built upon the momentum of their partnership by naming two new professors of practice.

Yan Xu, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Matthew Young, of theDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, received the designation as part of the company’s $2 million-plus commitment to the college.

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College of Arts and Sciences Honors Faculty at Winter Convocation

Awardees at the College of Arts and Sciences 2014 Winter Convocation

Awardees at the College of Arts and Sciences 2014 Winter Convocation

The College of Arts and Sciences recognized outstanding faculty at the 2014 Winter Convocation, December 3 at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. Awards were presented for work in advising, teaching, research, outreach, and service.

Find more information at artsci.utk.edu

Lynne Parker Selected as NSF Division Director

Lynne Parker

Parker stands behind a pair of robots that she helped design to be more independent.

When an accomplished faculty member takes a new position with another institution, it typically isn’t cause for celebration.

However, when that institution is the National Science Foundation and the professor can continue working with their school—as is the case with the UT’s Lynne Parker—it is a double bonus for the university.

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Five UT Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

(Left to Right) David Anderson, Taylor Eighmy, Liz Howell, John Larese, Dan Roberts

(Left to Right) David Anderson, Taylor Eighmy, Liz Howell, John Larese, Dan Roberts

Five UT professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2014 class of fellows for their teaching and research.

This year, 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate February 14 at the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, California.

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2014-2015 Outreach Incentive Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 2014-15 Outreach Incentive Grant Winners, listed below!

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the engagement mission of the university. UT Outreach Incentive Grants are allocated through a competitive annual process, subject to both academic and community peer review.  Learn more about community engagement funding here.

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