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Recognitions, November 20

UT Earns Top EPA Award

UT has received a 2017 green power leadership award from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The annual awards recognize America’s leading green power users for their commitment to advancing the nation’s voluntary green power market.

Green power is electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of those sources in the United States and advance the American green power market.

The EPA presented UT Sustainability Manager Preston Jacobsen an Excellence in Green Power Use Award at the 2017 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in New York City in October.

Lidwin Wins Houzz Scholarship

Michael Lidwin, a third-year Architecture student, was recently awarded the national Houzz Residential Design Scholarship.

Houzz offers four scholarships twice a year for students interested in the topics of women in architecture, residential design, sustainable residential design and residential construction management. Among hundreds of undergraduate and graduate applicants, Lidwin is the sole winner of the scholarship within the residential design category.

Lidwin’s award-winning profile included an essay and samples of his work. His essay focused on his childhood memories of moving into a new residential community in Loudoun County, Virginia.

“As one of the first residents in my neighborhood, I was connected to traditions that focused on creating a legacy, rather than continuing one,” he said. “Residences became the backbone for my community, and therefore for me, as well.

“The only true consistency I know of for design is that all architecture has an underlying purpose—rooted in the ability to design for people,” he said. “Therefore, I wrote about my experience growing up in a new community and how the people within that community became my biggest influence in residential design.”

Economics Professor Named Michael Stahl PEMBA Faculty Fellow

Matt Harris, assistant professor of economics, was recently named the Michael Stahl Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) Faculty Fellow. The appointment is for a two-year term.

Alumni of the PEMBA program established the fellowship to recognize a faculty member who teaches effectively and engages cooperatively with college partners and constituents. Harris’s research contributions and service to the college are recognized as well.

“We applaud Professor Harris’s thought leadership in the area of healthcare economics and his willingness to share his expertise with audiences such as our physician executive MBA students,” said Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair of the Haslam College of Business. “We anticipate great things from him.”

Harris’ research is at a transition point between the modeling of consumer behavior and healthcare economics.

40 Under 40: Congratulations to Collett, Jahn, and Alldredge

The Greater Knoxville Business Journal has announced its 2018 40 Under 40 class which includes UT’s Brad Collett, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design; Ashley Jahn, associate head swimming coach; and Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management.

These young leaders will be celebrated along with the rest of their class in an awards ceremony on January 18, 2018, at the Knoxville Convention Center.

40 Under 40 recognizes Knoxville’s business leaders, health care professionals, educators, and scientists.