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Bell and Chyz Awarded Professorships in Supply Chain and Accounting

John Bell and James Chyz were recently appointed to two named professorships in the Haslam College of Business.

Bell has been named the new Jerry & Suzanne Ratledge Professor of Supply Chain Management. Bell’s teaching and research interests are in logistics and supply chain management, vehicle routing, facility location selection, hazardous material transportation and supply chain strategy and risk.

James Chyz has been chosen as the Pugh Professor of Accounting. His research, which has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Financial Economics, examines the causes and consequences of corporate tax policy choices and the effect of taxes and accounting information on asset prices and investing and financial reporting decisions.

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The College of Architecture and Design extends condolences to friends, family and alumni on the death of Professor William “Bill” Shell. Professor Shell passed away on June 12. Shell served the college for 41 years and taught thousands of students. He retired in 2010, and in commemoration of that event, the college reported, “Shell’s many gifts—his intelligence, his challenging coursework, his dedication to architectural education, his wealth of stories and his dry wit—will be greatly missed by students, faculty and alumni alike.”

A group of 24 students from the Haslam College of Business studied a wide range of management styles during mini-term in London, England, in May. Professors Russell Crook and Don Bruce led the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students on the trip, exposing the group to cultural differences in the business environment and the United Kingdom’s current economic transformation.

UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning awarded scholarships to four incoming freshmen: Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville. The Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment was established in 1998 and, including this year’s four recipients, 33 students have benefited from the scholarship. It is awarded to incoming students each year on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. All Peyton Manning Scholars are part of the Haslam Scholars Program, the university’s premier honors program.