The start of a new year brings additional recognition and awards for UT faculty, staff, and students: Music student named Marshall Scholar; Assistant Art Professor receives a Creative Capital Award; History professor honored with the James Henry Breasted Prize; Distinguished Professor of Anthropology receives the Patty Jo Watson Award; Nuclear engineering doctoral students recognized for outstanding scientific excellence; Four student researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science received awards at SC20; Child and Family Studies doctoral candidate awarded the Wesley Burr Graduate Student Scholarship. Continue reading
Researcher Finishes Book with Funding from Writing Fellowships
“Tell me about your research,” he asked, “and how I can help.”
At the time, Ritchey, associate professor of history, was trying to finish writing a book exploring gender and medical epistemology in the Middle Ages, and Rutenberg suggested that she apply for writing fellowships.
“Alan helped me identify the fellowships for which I was qualified,” said Ritchey. “He also assembled a panel of readers, faculty members from UT who had previously won these fellowships, who were able to read my application and offer suggestions and feedback.” Continue reading
Graduate Student Spotlight: Karen Norwood and Jason Stubblefield
On Christmas Eve 2018, graduate student Jason Stubblefield drove to an acquaintance’s farm and was handed a brown paper bag with a sheep hide inside. The hide—which remains vacuum packed in a freezer—is going to be critical to a research project he’s doing with fellow grad student Karen Norwood.
Undergraduates to Present Research to Legislators at Posters at the Capitol
This year, 63 Tennessee undergraduates will present their research posters to legislators at the annual Tennessee Posters at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 26. Seven UT students are traveling to Nashville for the event.
The Posters at the Capitol project started in 2006 as a way for legislators to meet with students from their districts and to see the quality and value of research being done by undergraduate students across the state of Tennessee.
Read more at ugreasearch.utk.edu.
UT Ranks #9 in Nation for NEH Fellowships Awarded Since 2005
Two professors in the College of Arts and Sciences—Sara Ritchey and Anne-Hélène Miller—were awarded yearlong fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support their research into medieval history and literature.
Ritchey, associate professor of history, and Miller, assistant professor of French, both received grants of $60,000, the only two NEH fellowships given to researchers at Tennessee universities.
Both professors have appointments with the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UT’s internationally acclaimed center for the study of history and culture from approximately 300 to 1700 AD.
Since the start of the the program in 1967, UT faculty have been awarded 32 NEH fellowships, 18 of those since 2005 when the Office of Research and Engagement created a position to assist faculty in the pursuit of humanities awards. The 18 NEH fellowships rank UT ninth in the nation in the number of these prestigious awards received since ORE started this initiative.
Read about Miller and Ritchey’s fellowships at news.utk.edu.