The beginning of February brings additional recognition and awards for UT faculty and alums: EECS Professor named director of National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office; College of Nursing clinical assistant professor selected for NLN Lead Program; UT staff member helped invent new solar technology; Aerospace engineering student earned a scholarship from the American Association of University Women; East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center employee honored with 2020 Director’s Award; Industrial engineering and mathematics major received Black Engineer of the Year Award’s (BEYA) Student Leadership Award; School of Art faculty exhibiting around the country; Five CEHHS alums and students received Teacher of the Year honors. Continue reading
Recognitions, January 20
The end of January brings additional recognition and awards for UT faculty and alums: Researchers from the Tickle College of Engineering win Best Paper Award; UTIA leaders honored by APLU; School of Art professor wins NEH award; Two CEHHS alums received Teacher of the Year honors. Continue reading
Recognitions, October 2
Tyvi Small, who has been serving as the interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement since December, will take on the role permanently.
“Tyvi has proven himself to be a compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leader who has built strong relationships based on trust and respect across our campus and the broader community,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Through his experience as a first-generation student and his various roles on campus, he understands the importance that mattering and belonging play in student success.”
Grant Funds Digitization of Vintage Agricultural Publications
The University of Tennessee Libraries has secured funding from Project Ceres to digitize and preserve a selection of vintage agricultural publications from UT Extension and UT Experiment Stations (now named UT AgResearch). A digital collection of the Tennessee Farm News (1922-1988), Tennessee Farm and Home Science (1952-1988), and a series of Extension special circulars (1925-1968) will be available online next year at digital.lib.utk.edu.
These early agricultural publications from the UT Institute of Agriculture are used regularly for research on historical crop yields, markets, farm tips, and Tennessee agricultural programs. UT preserved the Extension publications in the university archives and is the only library known to hold copies [according to a search of WorldCat, the world’s largest bibliographic database].
Recognitions, March 10
Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Two members of the AgResearch leadership team were recently honored at the annual Research Center Administrators Society (RCAS) meeting in Mobile, Alabama. Barry Sims, associate director of UT AgResearch, was recognized for completing his term as president of RCAS. Walt Hitch, center director for the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, received the Distinguished Service Aweard, given annually to one member who has made outstanding contributions to the society over an extended period of time.