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Legal Clinic receives $100,000 to advance expungement efforts

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.

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his daughter Ann Skadberg and her husband Dean, have established the Andrew D. Holt Endowed Professorship in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

Julia Jaekel, associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, has been named the first recipient of this honor.

“I am deeply grateful for having been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Andrew D. Holt Professorship,” said Jaekel. “Since my arrival at UT in 2015, I have heard many wonderful testimonies of the outstanding achievements and treasured memories of Dr. Holt, and I will strive to carry on his mission of academic excellence and dedication to teaching, service, and research.”

2018-19 Community Engagement Incentive Grant Winners

As part of UT’s commitment to community engagement and the scholarship of academic outreach, five faculty and staff members have been selected to receive Community Engagement Incentive Grants through the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach.

These grants provide funding for proposals that enhance the public engagement mission of the university. They are allocated through a competitive annual process, subject to both academic and community peer review. Panelists’ decisions were based on the proposal’s benefit and impact on the university, community, academic scholarship, and sustainability.

Click here to see the projects that will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019.

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  • Office of Communications and Marketing took home eight top-tier honors last week at the 2016 Tennessee College Public Relations Association awards for writing, public relations, design, social media, and video production work, including the Best in Show award for the “Because We’re Vols” video.
  • Law Professor Douglas A. Blaze recently received the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
  • Best Colleges has ranked the College of Social Work online master’s program in social work fifth in the country.
  • Anton Reece, executive director of the Student Success Center, has been named associate vice provost and director of the Student Success Center. His promotion comes as part of a larger reorganization of Student Success. Associate Provost Ruth Darling announced the changes and said the restructuring “embraces our current strategies and successes, best practices in student success, and the recommendations made in Vol Vision 2020.”

Frank Loeffler, Governor’s Chair for Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Steven Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor of Microbiology, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
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Experts Guide.

The new searchable online directory features UT faculty and staff who are experts in their field and willing to be interviewed by the media.
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