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Recognitions, May 30

Alumna Endows Professorship in Honor of Her Father Andy Holt

Ann Skadberg, left, and Julia Jaekel

Ann Skadberg, left, and Julia Jaekel

In honor of late UT President Andy Holt, his daughter Ann Skadberg and her husband Dean, have established the Andrew D. Holt Endowed Professorship in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

Julia Jaekel, associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, has been named the first recipient of this honor.

“I am deeply grateful for having been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Andrew D. Holt Professorship,” said Jaekel. “Since my arrival at UT in 2015, I have heard many wonderful testimonies of the outstanding achievements and treasured memories of Dr. Holt, and I will strive to carry on his mission of academic excellence and dedication to teaching, service, and research.”

2018-19 Community Engagement Incentive Grant Winners

As part of UT’s commitment to community engagement and the scholarship of academic outreach, five faculty and staff members have been selected to receive Community Engagement Incentive Grants through the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach.

These grants provide funding for proposals that enhance the public engagement mission of the university. They are allocated through a competitive annual process, subject to both academic and community peer review. Panelists’ decisions were based on the proposal’s benefit and impact on the university, community, academic scholarship, and sustainability.

Click here to see the projects that will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019.

EECS Professor and Grad Students win Best Paper Award

Dr. Qing Cao recently co-authored a paper with two of his graduate students, Yunhe Feng and Zheng Lu, entitled “Secure Sharing of Private Locations through Homomorphic Bloom Filters.” This paper has now won the Best Paper Award at IEEE BigDataSecurity 2018, the 4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud. About 150 papers were submitted to this conference this year.

Current continuously increasing demands of cloud computing and relevant network-based techniques have driven a dramatic growth of the implementations of data mining, smart data, artificial intelligence, and data analysis in multiple domains. Security and privacy issues in big data have become a great concern due to the interconnecting environment. IEEE BigDataSecurity 2018 addresses this domain and aims to gather recent academic achievements in this field.

Office of Communication and Marketing Wins 13 TCPRA Awards

The Office of Communication and Marketing won 13 awards, including the Best in Show and six gold awards at the Tennessee College Public Relations Association contest. The awards were handed out at the group’s annual conference last week in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Join the Journey Campaign Invitation claimed a gold award in the postcard/invitation category. That entry also won best in show.

Click here to see the rest of the awards.