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Recognitions, July 8

  • Wayne Davis, dean of the College of Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)—one of the highest honors an engineering educator can receive—in recognition of his contributions as a researcher, teacher, and leader.

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Alumna Curates McClung Exhibit on Alaska Native Art

When Christine Dano Johnson walked across the stage at commencement in May, she knew her work on campus was far from finished.


Christine Dano Johnson holds a Yup’ik box featured in her mini exhibition, Land, Spirit, and Sea: Alaska Native Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, at the McClung Museum.

Following her graduation from UT, Dano Johnson turned her focus onto polishing her curatorial experience. This led her to curate her first solo mini exhibition, Land, Sea, and Spirit: Alaska Native Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, at the McClung Museum.

The exhibition, which opens Tuesday, July 12, features her research into the McClung’s Alaska Native collections and an array of material culture reflective of the worldviews of the Iñupiat and the Yup’ik people. It will run through October 19.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup, July 8

Federal Opportunities

Please notify Paul Montgomery ( of your interest in the following opportunities.

DARPA Funding Opportunity in Distributed Computing

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has published a solicitation on Dispersed Computing.  This solicitation seeks to “produce software instantiations of algorithms and protocol stacks that leverage pervasive, physically dispersed computing platforms to boost application and network performance by orders of magnitude.”  The program has two primary technical areas, described on pp. 6-11 of the solicitation, and a single proposal may address either but not both:
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UT Regional Partner in Southeast Manufacturing Innovation Hub

UT has been selected to participate in the White House’s latest National Network for Manufacturing Innovation: the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

SMII will be backed by $800 million in federal and nonfederal resources and will include nearly 200 partners from industry, federal research labs, academia, and state and local government across 30 states. The new institute will be led by the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, based in Los Angeles, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. Five regional manufacturing centers across the United States will focus on local technology transfer and workforce development.

North Carolina State University will lead the southeast hub, which aims to spur technological innovation to improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States. UT will partner with NC State as part of the southeast hub.
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