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Mercer and Campagna Selected as ORE Faculty Fellows
Holly Mercer and Shawn Campagna were recently appointed as Office of Research and Engagement Faculty Fellows to assist with strategic efforts behind two critical programs within the division: responsible conduct of research and the Science Alliance. They will work closely with Robert Nobles, interim vice chancellor for research, as well as other members of the ORE leadership team, administrators, and researchers.
Recognitions, January 9
UT Appoints Tyvi Small Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis announced that he has appointed Tyvi Small interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement. Small currently serves as executive director of talent management, diversity, and community relations in UT’s Haslam College of Business.
“Tyvi has been instrumental in recruiting, developing, and supporting student success since joining UT in 2007,” said Davis. “At Tyvi’s core is a passion to help students succeed. He has spent his entire career working with young people and inspiring them to be the best they can be.”
The new position will be focused on student success. Small will lead efforts to coordinate existing student success programs and diversity initiatives across the university that support students, including those from underrepresented communities, veterans, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Fall Dean’s List Now Posted
The fall 2018 dean’s list has been posted online.
To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.80 to 4.00 (summa cum laude), 3.65 to 3.79 (magna cum laude), or 3.50 to 3.64 (cum laude). Students must complete at least 12 credit hours, not counting work taken on a satisfactory/no-credit basis, to be eligible.
Preparing for a Partial Federal Government Shutdown
As you may already know, the United States government is facing a partial shutdown this weekend. In September, Congress passed and President Trump signed a spending bill that will fund 75 percent of government agencies through September 2019. However, several agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, are at risk of running out of funds.
The Office of Research and Engagement has been closely following the situation. As of Friday morning, December 21, President Trump has stated that he will not sign a proposed stopgap spending bill that would fund the affected agencies through February 8. The previous spending bill funds the government through 11:59 p.m. today (December 21).
Government Shutdown: Memo from the AVCR and Director of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Research and Engagement has been monitoring activities in Washington, DC in case of a potential government shutdown. As of Friday morning, December 21, President Trump has stated that he will not sign a proposed stop-gap spending bill that would fund the affected agencies through February 8.
We will continue to maintain the Federal Budget Outlook website (research.utk.edu/budget-outlook) over the winter break and post new information as it becomes available. We will also disseminate information through a variety of other mechanisms, including the ORE social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) and Catalyst newsletter.