There’s been a lot to celebrate lately! A UT alumna was named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar—UT’s ninth; another student won UT’s very first Mitchell Scholarship; four faculty members received NSF Early Career awards; two faculty were named AAAS fellows; a UT professor is among the most highly cited researchers; the Haslam College of Business MBA program ranked 50th in the nation; two English professors received recognition for their work; and a former Earth and Planetary Sciences professor was posthumously honored with a special journal issue.
Recognitions, September 19
McCullock Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
McCullock has more than 20 years of experience in finance, auditing, and operations across several industries. Most recently, she served as director of finance and administrative affairs for the Tickle College of Engineering.
“I’m excited about this new opportunity and I look forward to expanding my contribution to the mission of the university,” said McCullock. Continue reading
Professors Receive CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation
This year, Sharani Roy and Sarah Lebeis will join the exclusive group of College of Arts and Sciences faculty to be honored with a National Science Foundation CAREER award—one of the highest honors an early-career faculty member can receive.
The CAREER award indicates great promise in a burgeoning faculty member, and those selected receive a five-year grant toward their particular research project. Applicants must show great promise in their research as well as devotion to higher education.
This is a significant achievement for the College of Arts and Sciences. To date, the department has received nine awards; Roy and Lebeis will constitute the 10th and 11th.
Virtual NSF Grants Conference, November 13-14
For the first time, the National Science Foundation is offering a live webcast of their biannual Grants Conference from Phoenix, AZ on November 13-14. The Office of Research and Engagement will be streaming selected presentations in Blount Hall Room A004. UT faculty, staff and students are invited to join ORE staff to view the following sessions:
Monday, November 13
10:45-11:15 Types of NSF Funding Opportunities
11:35-1:45 Proposal Preparation
3:00-4:40 Merit Review Process
Tuesday, November 14
4:30-6:00 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
More information on these sessions and the complete program is available here. If you would like to view the webcast on your own, please click here to register. The sessions will be recorded and will be posted on the NSF Grants Conference website after the conference has concluded.
For more information, contact Diana Moyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) Track
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 22
Please note: Participation in the 2017 NSF CAREER PWI Track is restricted to those CAREER-eligible faculty members who are preparing to submit a proposal to the July 2017 deadlines.
The NSF CAREER PWI Track will comprise five monthly sessions of three hours each, starting in late February. All sessions will be held in Blount Hall A004. The tentative schedule is listed below. Each session will include a presentation by UT faculty and/or staff with experience in the NSF CAREER program and small group critiques. Participants will be assigned a proposal advisor from the Faculty Development Team, with whom they will work through the iterative writing process up until the submission deadlines.
Session 1: Monday, February 27, 1:00-4:00
Session 2: Monday, March 27, 1:00-4:00
Session 3: Monday, April 24, 1:00-4:00
Session 4: Tuesday, May 30, 1:00-4:00
Session 5: Monday, June 26, 1:00-4:00
Participants will be required to submit a draft proposal title along with a 1-page Background and Significance statement by noon, Friday, February 24, to Alan Rutenberg. Writing assignments will be due every month, prior to each subsequent session.
Register below. If you have any questions, email Alan Rutenberg at email@example.com.