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- Clay Jones began serving as president of the Alumni Board of Directors on July 1. Jones was named a Torchbearer (UT’s highest undergraduate honor) as a student. His is the former chairman and CEO of Rockwell Collins Inc, and he and his wife established the Director of Leadership Programming Endowment (used to expand students’ leadership opportunities across campus).
- Eric Wade, assistant professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has received a new R15 award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, “Quantifying and Reducing Motor Compensation after Stroke in Ambient Settings.” His project will develop a lightweight, unobtrusive system of wearable sensors capable of monitoring and individual’s motion in the home setting and providing real-time motion quality feedback, which will help clinicians to monitor changes in functional ability in home settings and help patients with neuro motor deficits take a more active role in self care.
- In an opinion issued July 7, the United States Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a client recently represented by students of the University of Tennessee College of Law in their Appellate Litigation Clinic. Student William Neal (’16) argued the case, Yaqob Thomas v. Joseph Meko, when he and several other students traveled to Cincinnati under the guidance of professor Lucy Jewel and adjunct professor Wade Davies.
- Scott Crouter, assistant professor of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, has just received a new R01 award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, “Novel Approaches for Predicting Unstructured Short Periods of Physical Activities in Youth.” Crouter’s project will develop and validate machine learning algorithms using raw accelerometer data collected at the hip or wrist for use in youth.
- Stephen L. Mangum, dean of the Haslam College of Business, will participate in the US Department of Defense’s Joint Civilian Orientation Course, the DOD’s most prestigious orientation program for business and community leaders. Mangum also serves as the Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair.
- Matthew Theriot, professor of social work, will become UT’s interim vice provost for faculty affairs. He will also continue to serve as associate provost for teaching and learning innovation, a three year appointment he took on last year. He has been leading the implementation of Experience Learning and administration of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center and UT Service-Learning. His new interim appointment was announced by Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Susan D. Martin.
- The University of Tennessee’s Edward J. Meeman Foundation honored newspapers with $250 awards in the categories of editorials, best single editorial, and public service. The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) took all three awards for newspapers in its circulation group while the News-Herald Lenoir City) won the top award for editorials and best single editorial in its circulation category.