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UT’s Fulbright Success Continues: 17 Students Offered Awards for 2019–20

UT is looking at another blockbuster year for Fulbright Student awards, with 17 current students and recent graduates offered fellowships and another eight named alternates. A year ago, UT had 19 Fulbrights.

“On the heels of being named one of the nation’s top-producing Fulbright Student institutions, we’ve enjoyed another fantastic showing in this prestigious national program,” said Andrew Seidler, director of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. “I am so proud of these students and thrilled about the experiences that lie ahead for them. And I’m grateful for the tremendous faculty and staff support of our campus Fulbright efforts.”

See the students and recent graduates that were offered 2019–20 Fulbright awards.

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Tyvi Small interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement. Small currently serves as executive director of talent management, diversity, and community relations in UT’s Haslam College of Business.

“Tyvi has been instrumental in recruiting, developing, and supporting student success since joining UT in 2007,” said Davis. “At Tyvi’s core is a passion to help students succeed. He has spent his entire career working with young people and inspiring them to be the best they can be.”

The new position will be focused on student success. Small will lead efforts to coordinate existing student success programs and diversity initiatives across the university that support students, including those from underrepresented communities, veterans, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Fall Dean’s List Now Posted

The fall 2018 dean’s list has been posted online.

To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.80 to 4.00 (summa cum laude), 3.65 to 3.79 (magna cum laude), or 3.50 to 3.64 (cum laude). Students must complete at least 12 credit hours, not counting work taken on a satisfactory/no-credit basis, to be eligible.

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summer 2017 dean’s list has been posted online.

To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.80 to 4.00 (summa cum laude), 3.65 to 3.79 (magna cum laude), or 3.50 to 3.64 (cum laude). Students must complete at least 12 credit hours, not counting work taken on a satisfactory/no-credit basis, to be eligible.

The list is searchable by semester, name, hometown, state, and county (Tennessee only).

For the Third Year in a Row, Students Place in International Competition

Cullen Sayegh and Samantha Sowell at the competitionFor the third year in a row, students from Kevin Stevens’s third-year Architecture studio have placed in an international steel design competition. Cullen Sayegh and Samantha Sowell earned an honorable mention in the 17th Annual Steel Design Student Competition in August with their project “Rhizome Terminal”.  The competition is administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

In all, 213 designs from universities around the world were judged in the category, and only five awards were given.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to see how their work compares on a national scale,” said Stevens. “I’m always impressed that our third-year students are competing on this level this early in their careers.  It really shows the strength of our college as a whole,” he said.

In 2016, Janusz Ziobrowski, Karolina Rachwal and Yiwen Wu received an honorable mention, and in 2015, Kristin Bowman and Emanuel Huber-Feely also placed at the honorable mention level.

Webster Appointed NORDP Liaison to National Institute of Health

Jennifer Webster, a research development manager in the Office of Research and Engagement, has been appointed as the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) Liaison to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) effective September 1, 2017.

As NORDP liaison, Webster will be part of the larger Strategic Alliances Committee. Her responsibilities will include disseminating information related to research development to the NORDP membership, as well as assessing how NORDP can be more actively involved with the Liaison organization.