Tami Wyatt, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the College of Nursing, has been named one of 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellows for 2014. Wyatt joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the program, which is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders working to improve the United States health care system.
UT has received another boost to its efforts to preserve state history. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $345,000 to the UT Libraries for phase three of the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project.
Two Facilities Services directors have been elected to new positions within the Associated Valley Industries, a nonprofit organization of approximately sixty-eight industrial, commercial, and institutional companies within the Tennessee Valley Authority service area that are served by TVA’s local power distributors, such as the Knoxville Utilities Board. Zone Maintenance Director Terry Ledford has been elected the organization’s president after serving on its board of directors for several years, and Utilities Director Roy Warwick has been elected to the organization’s board.
The university raised nearly $131 million in private support from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations in fiscal year 2014, marking a 40 percent increase over last year’s total.
A UT center dedicated to construction safety research to reduce injuries and fatalities has received $20,000 to further its work. The UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center recently received the gift from Amerisure Insurance Company. The center is based in the College of Business Administration. Amerisure provides workers’ compensation and general liability insurance for many construction contractors.
Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation has announced the formation of the AMS Nuclear Engineering Graduate Fellowship UT, with Maryville native Vic Lollar the first recipient. Lollar’s research in graduate school will be directed toward nuclear power plant instrumentation and control, as well as monitoring issues.
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the US Department of Agriculture, a team lead by UT was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000. The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure Installations,” is a multidisciplinary effort coordinated with North Carolina State University to study the impact of trees on storm water management.
Outside risks can stretch supply chains’ capabilities to the breaking point, but executives who run them often fail to develop risk contingency plans, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
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