A University of Tennessee Extension professional has been recognized by national organizations for his contribution to national Cooperative Extension programs. Matthew Devereaux, a human development specialist in Family and Consumer Sciences and interim assistant dean of UT Extension, has been honored with the National Excellence in Extension Award.
Tennessee Selected for Dairy Business Innovation Grant from USDA
Recognitions, October 2
Tyvi Small, who has been serving as the interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement since December, will take on the role permanently.
“Tyvi has proven himself to be a compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leader who has built strong relationships based on trust and respect across our campus and the broader community,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Through his experience as a first-generation student and his various roles on campus, he understands the importance that mattering and belonging play in student success.”
Research Shows Temperature, Glyphosate Increase Probability for Dicamba Volatility
Higher temperatures and mixing glyphosate with dicamba lead to increased atmospheric concentrations of dicamba, according to scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
Tom Mueller and Larry Steckel, both professors in the UT Department of Plant Sciences, examined dicamba measurements following an application to soil inside a humidome. The dicamba formulations examined were diglycolamine (Clarity) and diglycolamine + VaporGrip (XtendiMax). Both formulations were applied as a mixture with glyphosate (Roundup PowerMax), and XtendiMax was also applied alone. Applications were made across a range of temperatures and monitored for 60 hours. Researchers then used air samplers to collect dicamba from the atmosphere within the humidome.
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Global Catalyst Program Launches to Foster International Partnerships
The new Global Catalyst Program, a joint effort of UT’s Center for International Education and Office of Research and Engagement, will provide funding for faculty-led partnerships with international universities, institutions of higher education, and research institutes.
The Ready for the World program has been restructured to create this new grant program.
The program will make annual awards to UT Knoxville and UT Institute of Agriculture faculty who are interested in establishing institutional partners in a dozen thematic areas based on UT’s strengths and international needs.