The end of September brings; UT students win ASLA Student Honor Award; the UT Institute of Agriculture welcomes a new Assistant Dean of Extension; an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering receives two grants from the Department of Homeland Security; a UT Extension professional is honored with the National Master Gardener Distinguished Early Career Award; an associate department head in the Department of Psychology receives a research grant from the Department of Health and Human Services; a clinical psychology doctoral student receives a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NIAAA of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); an associate professor in the Department of Psychology receives a national research grant funded by the New Schools Venture Fund. Continue reading
Amid COVID-19 Concerns, UT App for Patient Support Adopted by Burn Center
Treating patients with COVID-19 is severely taxing the US health-care system and already there are few hospital beds available to patients.
A mobile app developed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty members at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the medical director of the Firefighters Burn Center in Memphis, Tennessee, will be used to meet recovery needs of newly discharged patients from the burn center and burn patients being treated as outpatients.
By using this mobile app, patients can receive the recovery guidance they require without the need of in-person consultation at overburdened medical facilities.
Recognitions, February 26
There is much to celebrate as February comes to a close! This week’s recognitions include: Lab Manager Adrian Gonzalez joins TNI’s Chemistry Expert Committee; Celeste Carruthers is the first woman chosen as Editor-in-Chief of the Economics of Education Review; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and joint faculty member at UT awarded a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation; a 2019-2020 Tennessee Architecture Fellow wins a 2020 national AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education Award; and Professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences received their AAAS rosette pins at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle. Continue reading
School of Architecture Receives National AIA Innovation Award
The American Institute of Architects has awarded a coveted AIA Innovation Award to an academic institution, the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design. Most often awarded to architecture firms, the Innovation Award recognizes technologies and practices of architects and designers related to buildings or research in practice or academia.
The award recognizes the overhaul of the school’s curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Architecture degree. This new educational paradigm could serve as a model for schools across the country as it integrates the content of stand-alone courses focused on technology into the design studio experience. This innovative, interrelated curriculum leverages and expands the college’s digital agenda and leads to a broader and more applicable design education.
“Our faculty created a new model for integrating building technology with design studio in ways that both anticipate the realities of integrated practice and meet design students where they are,” said Jason Young, director of the UT School of Architecture. “The new model uses team-taught, project-based modules to enliven and sustain content that has long lacked meaningful reinforcement in the studio. We’ve changed how and therefore why we teach building technology for the benefit of our students.”
Recognitions, March 6
Alumna Establishes Endowed Professorship in Architecture and Design
Robin Klehr Avia, regional managing principal for Gensler and a 1976 graduate in interior design, has established a new endowed professorship in the College of Architecture and Design at UT.
The Robin Klehr Avia Professorship recognizes and awards excellence. This generous gift will be awarded to a current faculty member in any school in the college or used to recruit an exemplary faculty member, strengthening the college’s faculty recruitment and retention program.
“Robin’s passion is ensuring a legacy of success for the future of the college,” said Scott Poole, dean of the College of Architecture and Design. “Through her generous and long-term financial support and leadership, Robin has made a profound impact on our ability to attract the best students and recruit and retain exceptional faculty.”