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, September 16
The middle of September brings; the inaugural cohort of Diversity and Engagement Fellows; the Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering receives the Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award; an assistant professor in MABE receives NIH-based funding for prosthetics research; a MABE professor is elected to the inaugural class of the ASPE College of Fellows; a TCE graduate student is honored by the Society of Women Engineers. Continue reading
Division of Diversity and Engagement Offers Funding and Sponsorship
The Division of Diversity and Engagement provides several funding opportunities for faculty and staff. Competitive funding opportunities are rooted and awarded in their data driven potential to support the volunteer spirit, encourage discovery, and create an impact.
Read more at diversity.utk.edu.
UT Joins National Alliance Aimed at Developing Diverse STEM Faculty
UT has joined a three-year effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention practices. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities co-leads the project, known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty.
Recognitions, October 2
Tyvi Small, who has been serving as the interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement since December, will take on the role permanently.
“Tyvi has proven himself to be a compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leader who has built strong relationships based on trust and respect across our campus and the broader community,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Through his experience as a first-generation student and his various roles on campus, he understands the importance that mattering and belonging play in student success.”