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  • 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”.

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  • Wayne Davis, dean of the College of Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)—one of the highest honors an engineering educator can receive—in recognition of his contributions as a researcher, teacher, and leader.

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Fay Adams, associate professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies in the School of Music, has been named music teacher of the year by the Music Teacher National Association, the preeminent professional society for music teachers.

Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, will be featured in National Geographic’s Faces of Death show, which airs 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, on the National Geographic Channel.

Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS associate director for education and outreach, has been named a James R. Cox Professor at UT Knoxville.