The beginning of September brings; a new artist exhibition at the UT Downtown Gallery; UT Extension names a new interim assistant dean; Haslam College of Business selects a new director of Aerospace and Defense Partnerships; the director of the UT Herbarium is awarded a National Science Foundation grant; a UT doctoral candidate receives the Hazel Taylor Spitze Graduate Fellowship from the College of Education, Health, and Human Science; the inaugural cohort of the Academy for Global Scholars is announced. Continue reading
Recognitions, August 19
The first day of classes for the fall semester brings; the 2020 Chancellor’s professors are announced; UTIA’s director of specialized giving is appointed to the NAADA Board of Directors;TCE associate professor wins Best Case Study award from ASCE; the Executive Director of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance receives the Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award from NCGE; UTIA announces the new head of the Department of Food Science; and an assistant professor in the Department of Geography receives the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from NCGE. Continue reading
Recognitions, July 22
The end of July brings; a new director of UT’s West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center; Boyd Venture Challenge awards funding to four UT student startups; UT Extension names a new Farm Management Specialist; two TCE faculty leaders join IAspire Leadership Academy; two doctoral students in the Department of Nuclear Engineering receive the 2020 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R and D Award. Continue reading
Recognitions, June 24
The official start of summer brings; a UTIA animal science professor presented with continuing service award; four Tickle College of Engineering faculty members selected to join the inaugural cohort of UT’s faculty fellows for technology-enhanced teaching; a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering honored with the 2020 chancellor’s Research and Creative Achievement Award; and three Nuclear Engineering faculty members elected to leadership in the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Continue reading
COVID-19 Shows Need to Understand Health Interconnectedness
The transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus from a bat to a human and the human-to-human spread of COVID-19 demonstrates how animal, human, plant, and environmental health are interconnected, according to a team of One Health researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the UT Institute of Agriculture.
One Health is a concept that recognizes that humans, animals, plants, and the environment are inextricably linked—the health of one affects the health of all—and health issues must be addressed cohesively.
The UT System plans to do just that by harnessing the statewide resources from UT Knoxville, UT Institute of Agriculture, UT Health Science Center, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to make life-changing contributions to the global One Health effort.
Read more at news.utk.edu.