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Recognitions, March 17
The middle of March brings additional recognition and awards for UT faculty, students, and a shout-out for Women’s History Month: Marva Rudolph scholarship awardees; plant sciences doctoral student named president of national organization; UT Law program awarded $100K; UTCVM posts Q&A with pioneering woman. Continue reading
Recognitions, June 19
The University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic has been awarded $100,000 from the Tennessee Bar Foundation to fund a project that will offer civil legal assistance to rural East Tennesseeans.
The Legal Clinic’s project, ExpungeTN, aims to lift barriers for those who want to clear their criminal records and rebuild their lives, and will target vulnerable populations in geographically isolated areas of East Tennessee.
Recognitions, April 3
Seniors in the Graphic Design program partnered with AC Entertainment to design posters for Big Ears Festival 2019, and one student’s design was printed as a limited-edition poster sold only at the festival.
Led by Professor Emeritus Deb Shmerler, Graphic Design students have designed posters for the festival since 2015. In 2017, alumna Anna Woodard (BFA, ’12), Christina Persico and her Partnerships team at AC Entertainment learned of the students’ project and worked to find a way to commemorate their stellar designs.
In preparation for the 2019 festival, which was held March 21-24, Woodard and others from AC Entertainment reviewed the students’ designs and chose senior Alexa Pavon’s poster to be printed as a limited-edition poster. Copies of her poster were sold during the festival to attendees from around the world. In addition, all of the students’ posters were displayed in The Standard, one the main venues for the festival.
Recognitions, March 20
Student Entrepreneurs Win Recent Pitch Competitions
Graduate student Lia Winter won first place and about $16,000 in prize money last week at an international pitch competition in Manitoba, Canada, for her patent-pending surgical device, EasyWhip.
Winter’s company, Winter Innovations, was one of three student start-ups to win four pitch competitions over the past two weeks, collecting more than $42,500 in prize money to invest in their companies.
“We’re proud to see our student entrepreneurs advancing to this level of competition,” said Lynn Youngs, executive director of the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business. “Their continued engagement in our programs through mentorship and experiential learning opportunities is building sustainable, investable businesses.”