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David M. Royse, coordinator and associate professor of music education in UT’s School of Music, is one of nine music faculty members nationwide chosen to participate in the CMS-NAMM Summer Fellows Program for Music Faculty. The program is designed to introduce music faculty to professions in the music industry, giving them background to better prepare students for careers as 21st-century musicians.

Dillon Dunn, a fifth-year Architecture student, was recently awarded the 2017 Aydelott Travel Award for a study proposal titled “Architecture and Pilgrimage: Movement Through Time.” The prestigious scholarship will fund a summer-long journey to study architecture in four countries across Europe and Asia. Dunn’s winning proposal outlines plans to analyze four religious structures in as many countries, including the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy; the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Israel; Loro Jonggrang and Prambanan Temple Compound in Central Java, Indonesia; and the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima, Japan.

The Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College recently recognized Tanya Brown, executive director of marketing and public relations for the Haslam College of Business, with its Young Alumni Award. “Tanya’s academic ability, drive and work ethic were evident from the time she matriculated,” said Joel E. Cramer, division head for Pulliam. “The Pulliam School of Journalism Young Alumni Award was given in recognition of the realization of the promise Tanya exhibited as student. We are proud of her achievements and to have her representing Franklin College and the Pulliam School of Journalism.”

The Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards granted 20 faculty members a total of more than $400,000 to pursue high-quality research in 2017. Now in its fourth year, the program has more than tripled in size since its inception. “These awards reward our faculty for recent performance and incentivize our top researchers to continue their great work,” said Charles Noble, associate dean for research and faculty and the Henry Professor for Business. “More and more, these summer research awards also are an expectation for faculty at top business schools.”


  • 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.

Professional and Scholarly Development Awards (PSDA) in the Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for the 2017-18 academic year. These grants are intended to enable scholarship that leads to research opportunities, collaborations, book contracts, juried competitions, foundation grants, faculty annual awards, or journal papers in direct alignment with our Vol Vision 2020 goals. ORE anticipates being able to make up to 20 awards annually.
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