The beginning of May brings; a professor in the UT College of Nursing selected as the recipient of the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award; a UTIA Food Scientist received the Alton E. Bailey Award; an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering is awarded the prestigious Dr. James C. Conklin Endowed Faculty Fellowship; an Extension forestry specialist with the University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries is named 2020 Extension Forester of the Year; and the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Professor and head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Faculty, Students Recognized for Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research announced the recipients of the annual Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards. Six faculty members have been recognized for their commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Read more at ugresearch.utk.edu.
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.
Professor Publishes First Book on Emerging Pathogen Ranavirus
A genus of emerging pathogens Ranavirus is thought to be the potential new culprit causing the decline and extinction of amphibians around the world. A new book by a UT professor provides insight on the viruses and guidance on urgent research directions to address them.
Ranaviruses: Lethal Pathogens of Ectothermic Vertebrates was published this month as an Open Access eBook by Springer. It is available online. The lead editor is Matthew Gray, a professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries in the UT Institute of Agriculture.