The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832, a project that has obtained photocopies of every known and available Jackson document, at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month. Volume X of the Jackson Papers was edited by UT Department of History faculty members Daniel Feller, Thomas Coens, and Laura-Eve Moss.
Recognitions, September 23
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- The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently featured a project excavating the small Greek island of Mitrou which uncovered some of the earliest evidence of how aspiring leaders of the Bronze age reshaped their society to set themselves apart from other people. The international team was lead by Aleydis Van de Moortel, professor and head of the Department of Classics.
- Ted Shelton and Tricia Stuth, both associate professors of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design conducted research this summer as Affiliated Fellows of the American Academy in Rome. The husband and wife team were also chosen to serve as the 2016 Virginia Design Medalists.
- Seventeen alumni were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT , the nation, and the world at the Alumni Board Awards Dinner. The top honor of Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna was conferred on three individuals:
- Sharon Price John, CEO and president of Build-a-Bear Workshop
- Jerry Summers, founding and supervising member of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers in Chattanooga
- Robert Kirkland, the late founder and owner of Kirkland’s stores
- Communication studies student Baker Donahue, a junior, has founded a new business, In With the Old, specializing in finding vintage UT apparel and reselling it via Instagram.
- A UT -ORNL team led by Governor’s Chair Jeremy Smith is using supercomputing to find ways to ease the path of turning vegetation into biofuel. Smith is the UT Governor’s Chair for Molecular Biophysics based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. He is also the director of the UT-ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics.
External Advisory Council Members Recognized at Alumni Awards Dinner
Nearly 300 University of Tennessee alumni, spouses, families, and special guests convened at the Knoxville Convention Center October 2 for the Alumni Board Awards Dinner.
Nineteen remarkable Volunteers from a broad spectrum of ages and professions were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world. Among those honored were two members of the Office of Research and Engagement’s External Advisory Council: Kim Bush and Howard Chambers.