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.
Recognitions, February 12
The first half of February brings; a UTIA student selected to serve as a design team member for National 4-H Congress; student entrepreneurs selected for a national pitch competition; an artist and educator chose to be a 2020 BarberMcMurry Endowed Professor; an architecture student chosen as winner of a holiday design competition.
Recognitions, January 29
Some big news to celebrate this week! A microbiologist has received a portion of a $3.1 million grant from the DOE; two Herbert College of Agriculture students won first place in their respective categories at the at the 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conference; Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula has been named the newest joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair.
UT AgResearch and The Nature Conservancy to Partner on Working Woodlands
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have signed a historic agreement to manage the university’s forested research properties under the highest standards for forest management while also selling carbon credits to benefit society and fight climate change.
Read more at ag.tennessee.edu.