The beginning of September brings; a new artist exhibition at the UT Downtown Gallery; UT Extension names a new interim assistant dean; Haslam College of Business selects a new director of Aerospace and Defense Partnerships; the director of the UT Herbarium is awarded a National Science Foundation grant; a UT doctoral candidate receives the Hazel Taylor Spitze Graduate Fellowship from the College of Education, Health, and Human Science; the inaugural cohort of the Academy for Global Scholars is announced. Continue reading
Study: Exercise in First Trimester Affects Infant Size
Women who exercise above the recommended levels during the first trimester of pregnancy—that is, about 33 minutes of brisk walking or more every day—are at increased risk of delivering small-for-gestational-age infants and decreased risk of delivering large-for-gestational-age infants, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and authored by Samantha Ehrlich, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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Recognitions, January 24
Students Chosen as Normandy Scholars
Four students have been selected to participate in the Normandy Scholars program during the spring 2018 semester. Students in the program will study World War II in a wider context by examining how social, cultural, political and technological shifts affect how societies react to and commemorate past conflicts in their national histories. Only 15 students were accepted from the highly selective pool, including Sydney Bittinger, 3rd-year Architecture; Patrick Keogh, 3rd-year Interior Architecture; Autumn Ragland, 2nd-year Architecture; and Jonathan Winfiele, 3rd-year Architecture.
Katy Chiles Receives NEH Fellowship
Katy Chiles, associate professor of English and affiliate faculty of Africana Studies, received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year to support her book project, Raced Collaboration in Antebellum America. The project is the first comprehensive study of the crucial role collaboration played in early African American and Native American literatures. Chiles’s focus of study is early American literature and critical race theory – a field that includes a commitment to social justice. In her book, she will investigate the ways African American and Native American writers collaborated to speak out about the injustices they experienced.
Bell to Serve as Acting Dean of CEHHS
Sherry Mee Bell, head of the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, is now acting dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Her appointment was announced January 12 by Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick and took effect immediately. She is stepping in for Dean Bob Rider, who is on medical leave.