The week of Halloween brings; UT Alumna named Tennessee Teacher of the Year; psychology professor honored with lifetime achievement award; recent UT graduate wins Global Undergraduate Award; veterinary cardiologist receives national award; MABE associate professor named ASME fellow; EECS student is top fellowship/scholarship student in computer science; UT student awarded the 2020 University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise in Research. Continue reading
UT Unveils New NAGPRA Policy on Image Use
In 1990, Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), which recognized that all human remains “must at all times be treated with dignity and respect.” Thirty years later, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has approved a policy restricting the creation, reproduction, and publication of images of Native American cultural items and human remains.
UT’s policy is a result of discussions during consultation with tribal nations. In order to use, publish, or create images of such ancestral remains or items housed at UT, researchers must go through the appropriate tribal approval process in coordination with the UT Knoxville NAGPRA committee.
Recognitions, May 27
The second half of May brings; a professor in the Tickle College of Engineering honored with Pioneer in Power Award; the College of Veterinary Medicine named a new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies; a MABE Alum received the Prestigious Henry Granjon Award; a retired director of the U/T Gardens received the American Public Gardens Association Award of Merit; UT Extension named a new director of 4-H Youth Development; and nine students in TCE’s Department of Nuclear Engineering earned Nuclear Energy University Program Awards.
Veterinary College Names New Associate Dean of Research
The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine has named Dr. David Anderson as its new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Anderson had previously served as department head of the college’s Large Animal Clinical Sciences for eight years.
While his clinical expertise is in surgery of beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats, llamas and alpacas, and pigs, his research interests include surgery, pain management, biomaterials, and translational regenerative medicine. Anderson says he’s honored to have the privilege of working with faculty, staff, and students to advance research for human and animal health. “The research communities at UT offer exciting opportunities to solve complex problems through collaborative teams within and outside of the university system.” Anderson says. “My hope is to create a transformative culture where we can accelerate research and its translation for the good of society.”
Read more at utianews.tennessee.edu.
Recognitions, April 17
UT Distinguished Professor Jack Dongarra has been named a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society, joining previously inducted icons of science such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking.
“This honor is both humbling because of others who have been so recognized and gratifying for the acknowledgement of the research and work I have done,” Dongarra said. “I’m deeply grateful for this recognition.”
Dongarra is perhaps best known for his work helping to compile the annual list of the world’s fastest, most powerful supercomputers.
That list, the TOP500, has been used as the global standard for more than 25 years, helping spread knowledge of Dongarra and his work along with it.