The end of April brings; a new Director of Diversity and Community Relations appointed at Haslam College of Business; six UT seniors honored as 2020 Torchbearers; TCE sophomore receives $10,000 STEM grant; and Four UT researchers recognized with the 2020 Research and Creative Achievement Award.
Recognitions, April 18
Economist to Help Lead National Think Tank
Andrew Muhammad, professor and Blasingame Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been invited to serve on the board of directors for the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, also known as C-FARE. The council provides information and expertise to decision makers in Washington and functions as a catalyst for incorporating economic principles into the analysis of agricultural and resource decisions.
C-FARE matches expertise to public needs, serving as a conduit between academic research, extension and national policy makers. Muhammad’s considerable experience includes leadership positions at USDA’s Economic Research Service, where he developed an extensive network of trade policy experts and forged solid working relationships with decision makers in the public and private sectors. His research on global food demand has been widely cited and used in economic and global models used by USDA (the baseline GTAP model) and by the International Food Policy Research Institute (the IMPACT model).
Muhammad’s current research focuses on agricultural trade and trade policy, effects of trade on developing countries, and global food demand.
Recognitions, November 18
Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The Torchbearer award (the highest student honor bestowed by the University of Tennessee) celebrated its 85th anniversary with a reunion of more than 95 recipients representing classes from 1945 to 2015.