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Recognitions, February 17

Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (

  • Thereasa Abrams, assistant professor in the College of Social Work, has developed an app called the Bridge to help burn victims heal faster. She also founded a multidisciplinary team to enhance the app to serve the unique needs of burn survivors nationally and internationally.

  • The College of Law will host the “Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy” conference March 2-3. The Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice is co-sponsoring the event along with Law Women.
  • Ralph Norman and Charles Reynolds, both formerly heads of the Department of Religious Studies, have provided funds to help establish the Religious Studies Endowment to provide funding for departmental programming and/or faculty retention needs.
  • The College of Nursing’s Precious Prints Project, a student-led project partnership with Grant Barton (owner and artist of Precious Metal Prints), which provides area hospitals free silver fingerprint charms to give to grieving families, has obtained a partnership with Blount Memorial Hospital.
  • The Health Innovation Technology and Simulation Lab in the COllege of Nursing has received provisional accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • Professor Emeritus Bimal Bose, who worked in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was selected for the class of 2017 of the National Academy of Engineering.