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Legal Clinic receives $100,000 to advance expungement efforts

The University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic has been awarded $100,000 from the Tennessee Bar Foundation to fund a project that will offer civil legal assistance to rural East Tennesseeans.

The Legal Clinic’s project, ExpungeTN, aims to lift barriers for those who want to clear their criminal records and rebuild their lives, and will target vulnerable populations in geographically isolated areas of East Tennessee.

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UT’s Fulbright Success Continues: 17 Students Offered Awards for 2019–20

UT is looking at another blockbuster year for Fulbright Student awards, with 17 current students and recent graduates offered fellowships and another eight named alternates. A year ago, UT had 19 Fulbrights.

“On the heels of being named one of the nation’s top-producing Fulbright Student institutions, we’ve enjoyed another fantastic showing in this prestigious national program,” said Andrew Seidler, director of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. “I am so proud of these students and thrilled about the experiences that lie ahead for them. And I’m grateful for the tremendous faculty and staff support of our campus Fulbright efforts.”

See the students and recent graduates that were offered 2019–20 Fulbright awards.

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UT Economist Wins Arrow Award for Research on Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Marianne Wanamaker, an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business, has been named a co-recipient of the International Health Economics Association’s Arrow Award for research showing the Tuskegee syphilis study decreased the overall life expectancy of black men.

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Kathryn Cosgrove Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Tennessee senior Kathryn Cosgrove has been selected for the NCAA Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship, a $10,000 award given to just 13 female college graduates across all NCAA institutions.

A four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a recipient of the Service Medallion for 350+ Community Service Hours, Cosgrove is set to graduate Magna Cum Laude in May with a GPA of 3.65 and a degree in therapeutic recreation and sports management. Now medically exempt from competition, she rowed for two seasons for Tennessee and was named to the All-Big 12 Rowing Team in 2017.

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Dongarra Named a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society

UT Distinguished Professor Jack Dongarra has been named a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society, joining previously inducted icons of science such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking.

“This honor is both humbling because of others who have been so recognized and gratifying for the acknowledgement of the research and work I have done,” Dongarra said. “I’m deeply grateful for this recognition.”

Dongarra is perhaps best known for his work helping to compile the annual list of the world’s fastest, most powerful supercomputers.

That list, the TOP500, has been used as the global standard for more than 25 years, helping spread knowledge of Dongarra and his work along with it.

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