Two professors who have advanced social good and welfare through their work have been honored by the Society for Social Work and Research.
Bill Nugent and John Orme, both faculty members in the UT College of Social Work, are 2015 fellows of the national organization.
Jeff Pappas, director of the School of Music, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Schools of Music. He will serve a two-year term as the chair of Region Eight.
The National Association of Schools of Music is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with about 650 accredited members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees. It also covers postsecondary non-degree-granting schools of music.
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An alumna of the Department of Political Science was surprised last week with a $25,000 national award for excellence in teaching.
Michelle Johnson, a 2006 UT graduate and second-grade teacher, received the Milken Educator Award for her work at Seaton Elementary School in Washington, DC.
Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Gary McCracken was a guest on “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook, a syndicated National Public Radio show, Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The segment titled “How Bats Can Help and Hurt You” looked at “the world of bats, vulnerability and immunity. Plus, the very latest on Ebola.”
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.
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.
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