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Recognitions, October 3

Luther to Participate in Prestigious TV Academy Foundation Program

Catherine Luther, director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information, is among 25 professors nationwide chosen to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.

The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during a weeklong seminar in Southern California in November.

“It is such a privilege to have been selected for this wonderful program,” Luther said. “I hope to gain insight into the current undertakings in the entertainment industries and bring that knowledge back to my unit.”

The seminar will include panel discussions with broadcast and cable network programming and scheduling executives, legal experts, and cutting-edge content creators. Private studio tours and trips to top Hollywood production facilities to meet with producers, observe production, and get firsthand updates on television technologies are also part of the program.

Mary Long to Lead UT Global Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Forum

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business has appointed Mary Long the new managing director of the Global Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Forum. Long’s 26-year industry career includes leadership roles in supply chain for companies including Campbell’s Soup, General Mills, Quaker Oats/Gatorade, Pillsbury, and Domino’s Pizza. She most recently served as managing director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego’s School of Business.

Shay Scott, executive director of the institute, said Long brings a stellar combination of industry insight and experience as well as an expansive professional network that will help cement UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute as the premier international hub for supply chain knowledge and talent development.

“Mary is nationally recognized as a supply chain leader, and we are thrilled that she is joining our team,” said Scott. “She is an ideal choice to maintain and grow our Supply Chain Forum’s leading position. Her leadership in attracting and developing great talent in the field aligns well with our institute’s goals.”

Keogh Interns with Globally-Recognized Gensler in Tokyo

Patrick Keogh, a fourth-year Interior Architecture student, spent his summer 2018 interning with Gensler in Tokyo.

Gensler is an award-winning, billion-dollar global design firm that serves more than 3,500 clients in a variety of industries.

Keogh worked in Tokyo for two months. As an intern, he worked on 3D models, and as he became more familiar, he began rendering and working on presentation graphics. Keogh received this unique opportunity to work in Tokyo after meeting with the Gensler representative at the college’s Career Day.

McClung Museum Honored as ‘Knox Star’

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture was honored last week as “the best museum in Knoxville” during the Knox Stars awards handed by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

A public vote determined the awards, formerly known as Best in Knoxville.

Graduate Student Returns from White House Internship

Jorge Narvaez spent the summer putting his science knowledge to work in a coveted position in the nation’s capital. The internship has encouraged him to pursue a career in public service.

Narvaez, a second-year doctoral fellow in the Energy Science and Engineering Program in the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, worked in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which advises the executive office on scientific affairs. As one of only eight interns and one of six in the policy sector, he conducted research concerning artificial intelligence, STEM education, and strategic management.

He also attended meetings with various federal agencies and helped during two White House summits.

“I was very happy and nervous during my first day at OSTP,” he said. “However, all staff members were friendly, welcoming, and willing to talk to me about their career paths and experience.”