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Icove Named National Academy of Forensic Engineers Fellow

David Icove, the UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UT, was recently awarded one of the top honors in his field as he was chosen a fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.

“This is a tremendous honor for me, but it’s also a recognition that the work I’ve done matters in a real-world sense,” said Icove. “It’s nice to get that notice, but it’s far better to realize that I’ve been able to help improve safety and lives.”

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National Institutes of Health Researcher Joins College of Nursing

Lynda Hardy has joined UT’s College of Nursing as associate dean for research.

HardyHardy has extensive experience in research administration in the private and public sector, most recently serving as the senior program director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health.

During this time Hardy was responsible for the development, coordination, and administration of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with a special focus on clinical trials, global health, infection, and noninfectious diseases across the lifespan.

“Dr. Hardy’s expertise in advancing nursing science in clinical and governmental agencies will bring new perspectives to the College of Nursing,” said Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing. “Her drive, energy, and passion for collaboration and research will strengthen our impact on health and health care in Tennessee and beyond.”

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Funding Opportunities Roundup: July 10

Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) NSF 15-582 

This program seeks to encourage new approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of both the scientific community and the broader public. The program is especially interested in the development of informatics tools and resources that have the potential to advance or transform research in biology supported by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences.
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Tennant Named Director of UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences

Alan TennantOAK RIDGE—Alan Tennant has been appointed director of the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The institute is a partnership between ORNL and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“Neutrons are the future in characterizing materials, especially soft matter,” said Taylor Eighmy, vice chancellor for research and engagement at UT. “With Alan as director, we can begin to establish deep thought leadership at UT and ORNL in this growing field.”

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Eastman Again Partners with UT to Encourage Young Engineers

The College of Engineering’s summer enrichment programs are in full swing at UT, and Eastman is proving once again to be a vital partner.

The Fortune 300 company, headquartered close by in Kingsport, is providing support for the camps and the college for another summer, this time sponsoring the High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for 12th Graders—or HITES 12—from July 12 to 17.
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