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Recognitions, July 25

Peyton Manning Recognizes Four Exceptional Students

Peyton Manning returned to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to recognize the 2018 Peyton Manning Scholars. Since the endowment was created in 1998, 37 students have benefited from the scholarship.

“I always look forward to this event and the opportunity to recognize and reward such exceptional and deserving students,” said Manning. “I am very proud of the growth of this scholarship program and for the resources to help provide many of the same opportunities and chances that I had.”

The Peyton Manning scholarship is awarded annually to first-year students in UT’s Haslam Scholars Program, an initiative that attracts some of the brightest students from across the country. The scholarship is granted to students who demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

The recipients this year include Ford Brewer, an English major from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee; Keri Burge, a biological sciences major from Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Alabama; Kyler Groner, a political science major from Morristown-Hamblen High School in Morristown, Tennessee; and Deanna Riley, a chemical engineering major from Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Nancy Henry’s Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain: Cultures of Investment to be Published by Palsgrave Macmillan in 2018

Nancy Henry‘s Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain: Cultures of Investment will be published by Palsgrave Macmillan in 2018.

Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain: Cultures of Investment defines the cultures that emerged in response to the democratization of the stock market in nineteenth-century Britain when investing provided access to financial independence for women. Victorian novels represent those economic networks in realistic detail and are preoccupied with the intertwined economic and affective lives of characters. Analyzing evidence about the lives of real investors together with fictional examples, including case studies of four authors who were also investors, Nancy Henry argues that investing was not just something women did in Victorian Britain; it was a distinctly modern way of thinking about independence, risk, global communities and the future in general.

MFA student collaborates with Knox Co. Stormwater on mosaic mural

Jillian Hirsch and a team of community volunteers debuted the mosaic mural they created in collaboration with the Knox County Stormwater Department on Tuesday, July 17, at the Karns Senior Center. “Strong Streams: Beaver Creek at Karns” is the second public mural project executed by Knox County. It is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.

The mural illustrates the relationships of local stream ecosystems and serves as an educational tool to those who use the Karns Senior Center and the Knox Co Sportspark.

Feller Wins Distinguished Service Award

Daniel Feller, professor of history, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).  The SHEAR Distinguished Service Award recognizes generous and enduring service in behalf of the goals and programs of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

SHEAR is an association of scholars dedicated to exploring the events and the meaning of United States history between 1776 and 1861. Most members of SHEAR are professional historians employed in colleges, universities, museums, and historical parks and agencies, as well as independent scholars and graduate students. Feller is the eighth recipient of the SHEAR Distinguished Service Award.