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Recognitions, May 2

UT Fulbright Recipient’s Original Work to Be Featured at Recital

When Brendan McConville, an associate professor of music at UT, went to Italy on a Fulbright in 2016, he spent six months soaking up and recording the sounds of the country. During the program, he also translated those sounds into several original compositions based on the poetry of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the prized poet of the province of Abruzzo. Those works will be featured in a faculty concert recital to be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on the UT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Behn Honored with Faculty Merit Award by Federation of Schools of Accountancy

Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, has been awarded the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award (FSA) by the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The annual award, created in 1983, honors the outstanding contribution by a faculty member in a post-baccalaureate professional program of an FSA member school. “Bruce’s tireless commitment to higher education in the field of accounting, the discipline’s professional associations and our institution is self-evident,” said Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair at Haslam. “He has lead our Graduate and Executive Education division to numerous successes both in terms of nationwide and industry recognition. As a faculty member, his devotion to his students is unwavering. I’d like to congratulate Bruce on this award, of which he is highly deserving.”

Architecture Students Win International Design Competition

Two student teams from our School of Architecture were named winners of an international design competition for a science education facility near San Francisco. The competition, hosted by Architecture at Zero, challenged designers to create a zero-net energy bayside community education and visitor’s center, in support of the mission of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. This facility is San Francisco State University’s center for estuary and ocean science located on 53 acres of bayside property in Tiburon, Calif. The competition was open to students, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and designers from anywhere in the world. Winners were announced in professional, college and other categories. Sydney Flannery and Briyana Rainer, 4th-year Architecture students, received the Honor award, the highest award given to college students in the competition, for their project “Transparencies.”

Printmaking Student Receives Award from Japanese Papermaker

Emmett Merrill, an MFA student with a concentration in printmaking has been selected to receive the Awagami Paper Award, presented annually by SGC International to an outstanding student who best demonstrates the use of paper as an integral part of their printed works. Awagami Factory is a brand of Japanese washi papers produced solely in Tokushima, Japan. Awagami washi papers are based on eight generations of knowledge and skill in papermaking, and their papers are used by the world’s leading artists, photographers, designers, bookbinders, and conservators. The award of 100 sheets of ‘Awagami Editioning’ washi papers is being shipped directly to Merrill in Knoxville from their factory in Japan.

Student Wins Funding to Study Architecture Around the World

Cullen Sayegh, a fourth-year student in the College of Architecture and Design’s School of Architecture, was chosen as the 2018 Aydelott Travel Award recipient for his proposal “Architecture as Infrastructure: Investigating Spatial Networks.” Now in its third year, the Aydelott Travel Award was established by the late Alfred Lewis Aydelott, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and his wife, Hope Galloway Aydelott, to enable students to research architecturally significant structures around the world. Using his $20,000 award, Sayegh, of Farragut, Tennessee, will travel to four historical sites: the Trollstigen Visitor Center on the Geiranger-Trollstigen National Tourist Route in Norway; the Ouvrage Hackenberg in Vekring, France; the Humble Administrator’s Garden in the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, China; and the Angkor Wat Temple in Angkor, Cambodia.

WUOT Wins 2018 Golden Press Awards

WUOT, the NPR member station licensed to UT, has won three first-place Golden Press Card awards. Brandon Hollingsworth won first place in the Best Radio News Anchor category. He is in his eighth and final year as the station’s All Things Considered host. He was promoted in December to lead the station’s news department. The station won first place in the radio category of Documentary/Public Affairs Programming for HealthConnections: What Are the Demographics of Gun Violence? The November installment of HealthConnections examined the controversial subject of gun violence through the lens of who is most affected and how. HealthConnections was created by UT College of Nursing’s Carole Myers and launched in June 2017. WUOT’s monthly public affairs series, Dialogue, won second place in the category.

Moore Wins Diversity Award

NaQuaina Moore, an academic coach at the Student Success Center, is the newest recipient of the Tanisha L. Jenkins Beacon of Light Award for her work with diversity and multiculturalism. This award originated in 2015 with Jenkins, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Life, as the namesake and first recipient of the award, and recognizes outstanding contributions to diversity and multiculturalism at UT. As an academic coach at the Student Success Center, an office within in Division of Academic Success and Transition, Moore strives to foster and promote cultural awareness and respect among our students and colleagues.

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