The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832, a project that has obtained photocopies of every known and available Jackson document, at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month. Volume X of the Jackson Papers was edited by UT Department of History faculty members Daniel Feller, Thomas Coens, and Laura-Eve Moss.
Recognitions, April 21
- Accomplished faculty, staff, and students were honored Wednesday evening at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, the university’s largest recognition event of the year. See a full list of 2017 awardees here.
- Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
- Sergey Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Mathematics, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Wardell Milan, a New York City-based visual artist, will be recognized for his accomplishments as part of UT’s African American Trailblazer Series on Tuesday, April 25.
History Professor Earns ACLS Fellowship for Project
Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
This year, 71 ACLS fellowships were awarded to faculty to support research in the humanities and humanistic and social sciences. The winners were selected from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants—one of the largest in the history of the program.
Recognitions, April 13
- Daniel Feller, professor of history and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, delivered the William T. Bulger Lecture in American Biography on “Andrew Jackson & Donald Trump: Outsiders Alike?” at Central Michigan University as part of the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecture series. Feller and co-editors Thomas Coens and Laura-Eve Moss will receive the Thomas Jefferson Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government for The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832. The Society awards the prize every other year for excellence in a documentary edition. This year’s ceremony will be held April 13 at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
- Sierra Plese, a senior in graphic design from Farragut, Tennessee, designed the cover of Athens of the New South, published by UT Press. The opportunity is the result of a new partnership between UT Press and the School of Art’s graphic design program.
- Mary Morgan Smith, a third-year student in the School of Interior Design, and Mustapha Williams, a fourth-year student in the School of Architecture, won prestigious national scholarships and internships from Gensler, a billion-dollar design firm with 46 locations across the world.
Recognitions, September 30
Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (email@example.com).
- The Smart Communities Initiative was honored by the Southeast Tennessee Development District, a past and continuing partner, with their Flame Award, an overall agency award recognizing the SCI program and the university for commitment to engage the community, solve real-world problems, and “ignite the imagination of future leaders”.