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Bishop and Stainback Appointed Research Integrity Officers

Wade Bishop and Joseph Stainback IV were recently appointed faculty fellows within the Office of Research and Engagement to serve as interim Research Integrity Officers.

In this role, Bishop and Stainback will provide leadership and assistance to the Assistant Research Integrity Officer in the areas of research integrity policies and procedures, training for responsible conduct of research, and the conduct of research misconduct allegation assessments. They will work closely with Robert Nobles, interim Vice Chancellor for Research, as well as other members of the compliance team, administrators, and researchers.

“I am grateful for the contributions that Wade and Joseph will be making to UT’s research integrity infrastructure,” said Nobles. “Our research integrity officers will fulfill a critical role in promoting the responsible conduct of research and assisting with allegations of research misconduct.”

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Funding Opportunities, October 11

Limited Submission Opportunities

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

The Tennessee Arts Commission is providing funds for diverse arts projects in urban (APS) and rural (RAPS) counties. Proposed arts projects must involve one or more Commission recognized art forms, including: visual arts, craft, media, design, music, theater, dance, folk and ethnic, or literary arts. A project may start no earlier than July 1, 2018, and must end no later than June 15, 2019.

Funding will depend upon an organization’s rating in the review process and upon the total amount of funds available to the Tennessee Arts Commission for grant allocation.

Please see the full opportunity description for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 10/16/2017 12 p.m.
Application to Agency: 1/22/2018
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: Up to $9k per award
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD

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Recognitions, October 11

Yuri Efremenko makes cover of Science magazineYuri Efremenko

Professor Yuri Efremenko of the University of Tennessee and Jason Newby of Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among 80 participants in COHERENT, a large, collaborative, particle physics experiment to record neutrinos at the Spallation Neutron Source.

UT Physics plays a key role on the scientific team that found neutrinos—typically among the least social subatomic particles—interact on a broader scale than previously shown. The results are published in Science (“Observation of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering”) and provide compelling evidence of a concept that has been predicted for more than four decades but never seen.

Efremenko was among the scientists who proposed placing a neutrino facility at SNS, which has clearly already paid dividends. He holds a joint faculty appointment with ORNL and has a long and deep involvement with neutrino physics research, having worked with the KamLANDDoubleChooz and Majorana experiments. Other UT Physics connections to the COHERENT experiment include Jason Newby (PhD, 2003), who is the technical coordinator for the collaboration, which comprises 80 researchers from 19 institutions and four nations. Physics graduate tudent Brandon Becker is also involved with the research.

Interior Architecture’s Liz Teston Named Fulbright ScholarLiz Teston

Liz Teston, an assistant professor and James Johnson Dudley Faculty Scholar in the School of Interior Architecture was named a 2017 Fulbright Scholar.

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative that awards about 1,100 grants to American scholars each year. Funded by the U.S. government, Fulbright Scholars are chosen based on their leadership and abilities to teach, conduct research and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns.

Teston will spend seven months in Romania as part of the interior architecture faculty at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. There, she will teach a course that focuses on urban spaces, the way people use urban spaces and politics related to design.

Erin Smith to Enter the East Tennessee Writers Hall of FameErin Smith

Erin Elizabeth Smith, senior instructor in English and the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at UT Libraries, will be inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 19.

Smith teaches poetry writing, public writing, and literature and genre classes including Women in American Literature and Introduction to Poetry. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Naming of Strays and The Fear of Being Found, which were re-released last year. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in 32 PoemsMid-AmericanThe Yalobusha ReviewNew Delta ReviewFlorida ReviewThird CoastCrab OrchardWest Branch, and Willow Springs.

As writer-in-residence, she organizes the Writers in the Library series, which brings local, regional, and nationally known authors to Hodges Library to share their works with the campus community.

Samuel Named Director of Community Engagement and Outreach

UT alumna Javiette Samuel has joined UT’s Office of Research and Engagement as director of community engagement and outreach. She began work on September 25.

Javiette Samuel, director of community engagement and outreach

Javiette Samuel

In this role, Samuel will lead efforts to create and strengthen partnerships between UT and external stakeholders and cultivate relationships with key national, state, and regional partners. She will work with units across campus to identify and tackle grand challenges critical to the well-being of our state and its citizens.

“We are thrilled to have Javiette back in Knoxville and part of the ORE family,” said Marisa Moazen, executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach. “Her experience in and passion for community engagement and extension programs will strengthen UT’s relationship with current and future collaborators across Tennessee.”

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