The first half of March brings; an Assistant Vice Chancellor recognized as and SEC Trailblazer; the Dean of the UT College of Nursing elected to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; two students from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) received highly competitive fellowships.
Recognitions, November 14
Ten UT Army ROTC Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame
Ten distinguished Army ROTC alumni were inducted into the UT Army ROTC Hall of Fame at its annual induction dinner on November 9.
“The Hall of Fame program honors both military and civilian contributions,” said Logan Hickman, dinner chairman and UT Knoxville Army ROTC Alumni Council president. “Our 10 graduates are among the best and highlight UT’s rich military history. This second class of Hall of Fame inductees brings our total number of members to 22. This distinguished group of UT graduates only scratches the surface of a program that started in 1844.”
UTIA Announces New Dean for AgResearch
The University of Tennesee Institute of Agriculture has named Hongwei Xin, currently assistant dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, as UTIA’s new dean for AgResearch. Xin will begin his new role in May 2019, after the conclusion of the current academic year.
Recognitions, March 31
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Suzanne Lenhart, professor of mathematics, was honored with the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced this week. Lenhart is a passionate advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields. The SEC award recognizes professors from the 14 Southeastern Conference schools who have outstanding records in teaching and scholarship.
UT, sophomore Blaine Ziegler and freshman Emma Sopcak were awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Today show and PurePoint Financial as part of the Rokerthon 3, weatherman Al Roker’s journey to five universities across the US to set world records.
UT researcher Devon Burr, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, co-authored a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience describing the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Turns out that the grains covering the surface act like clingy packing peanuts—they become electrically charged and cause particles to stick to them.
Registration Now Open for SEC Academic Conference “The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds”
The SEC Academic Conference “The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds,” hosted by Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, is designed to stimulate collaboration toward sustainable and resilient water resource management in the Southeast. The conference will provide an interactive atmosphere and encourage partnerships between academics and agencies to identify pathways to maximize the health and vitality of the region through water stewardship.