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Recognitions, April 21

  • Accomplished faculty, staff, and students were honored Wednesday evening at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, the university’s largest recognition event of the year. See a full list of 2017 awardees here.
  • Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
  • Sergey Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Mathematics, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Wardell Milan, a New York City-based visual artist, will be recognized for his accomplishments as part of UT’s African American Trailblazer Series on Tuesday, April 25.

  • Matthew T. Kerr, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography, is one of only 10 recipients nationwide to be awarded the 2017 Dissertation Fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Leslie Chang Jantz, the curator of education at UT’s McClung Museum, has received the Tennessee Association of Museums’ 2017 Emerging Museum Professional award.
  • Sahba Seddighi, who graduated from UT in May 2016, has been named to the highly prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholars program.
  • Mary Morgan Smith, a third-year student in the School of Interior Design, won a 2017 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship in recognition of her academic excellence, design ability, and creative expression. She will intern at Gensler’s San Francisco location this summer.
  • Mustapha Williams, a fourth-year student in the School of Architecture, earned a 2017 Gensler Diversity Scholarship for his creative rigor, compelling designs, and commitment to user-driven innovation. He is currently studying abroad in Poland and will intern at one of Gensler’s locations this summer.