There’s been a lot to celebrate lately! A UT alumna was named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar—UT’s ninth; another student won UT’s very first Mitchell Scholarship; four faculty members received NSF Early Career awards; two faculty were named AAAS fellows; a UT professor is among the most highly cited researchers; the Haslam College of Business MBA program ranked 50th in the nation; two English professors received recognition for their work; and a former Earth and Planetary Sciences professor was posthumously honored with a special journal issue.
Recognitions, April 21
- Accomplished faculty, staff, and students were honored Wednesday evening at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, the university’s largest recognition event of the year. See a full list of 2017 awardees here.
- Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
- Sergey Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Mathematics, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Wardell Milan, a New York City-based visual artist, will be recognized for his accomplishments as part of UT’s African American Trailblazer Series on Tuesday, April 25.
Four UT Researchers Named 2016 AAAS Fellows
Four UT researchers are among the 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, and George Ostrouchov hold various positions on the UT Knoxville campus; Baohua Gu from the UT Institute of Agriculture also was selected.
Two with UT Ties Named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has appointed as fellows two researchers with UT ties.
The association is honoring C. Neal Stewart Jr. and Parans Paranthaman for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science. It was founded in 1848 and includes 254 affiliated societies and academies of science serving 10 million individuals.
Five UT Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Five UT professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2014 class of fellows for their teaching and research.
This year, 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate February 14 at the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, California.