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Center for Global Engagement awarded Global Catalyst Awards to nine professors with a wide range of research areas received the awards to pursue their global research initiatives.

“An important mission of the University of Tennessee is to engage locally and globally, and in doing so, we address and engage global challenges and opportunities through strategic research collaborations,” explains Jamie McGowan, director of the Global Research Office. “We are very fortunate to have so many talented professors who are actively reaching out to build institutional partnerships that will advance cutting-edge research.”

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Tyvi Small Named Permanent Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement

Tyvi Small, vice chancellor for diversity and engagement, places his handprint on the Rock on February 20, 2019. Photo by Steven Bridges

Tyvi Small, vice chancellor for diversity and engagement, places his handprint on the Rock on February 20, 2019. Photo by Steven Bridges

Tyvi Small, who has been serving as the interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement since December, will take on the role permanently.

“Tyvi has proven himself to be a compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leader who has built strong relationships based on trust and respect across our campus and the broader community,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Through his experience as a first-generation student and his various roles on campus, he understands the importance that mattering and belonging play in student success.”

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Expanding Horizons Research Seed, offered through the Office of Research and Engagement, provides awardees with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead large teams or centers. This allows ORE’s Research Development group work with a small group of emerging research leaders to support significant, collaborative convergent research.

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