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Recognitions, November 4

Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (erin.chapin@utk.edu).

  • Steven Wilhelm of the Department of Microbiology was interviewed by The Scientist for a story examining the cause of the destruction of archaea (single-celled microorganisms) on the deep sea floor.

  • The fall 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to four UT startup companies to advance their businesses. Prometheus, SimPath, GeoAir, and In With the Old were selected from a group of 15 applicants. Recipients include graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines.
  • The College of Architecture and Design (and the work of more than 50 students) were recently recognized by the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee through the 2016 Honor Award for the Beardsley Farm Education Center. The education center, a project of the college’s design/build program, also earned the 2016 People’s Choice Award and the 2016 Member’s Choice award, decided by popular vote.
  • Subimal Datta, professor of Anesthesiology, has been researching the link between sleep and neurological disorders. He has received an NIH grant that will allow him to continue his innovative research with the Neuroscience Research Program.
  • The College of Social Work is hosting visiting scholar Jeanette Skoglund, from the Arctic University of Norway, while she studies the system of foster care practiced in the United States.
  • Victor Ray, associate professor of sociology, penned an essay published by Inside Higher Ed, denouncing the term “mesearch” oft levied against scholars of color and research that examines discrimination and racism or focuses on communities of color.
  • Michael Best, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has received an R115 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, “Labeling of Lipid Products Using Synthetic Tagged Matabolite Probes to Analyze Lipid Biosynthesis and Trafficking“.