Bonnie Callen, assistant professor of nursing at the UT, Knoxville, was surprised and delighted to learn she had received a Fulbright award to teach and do research in Ireland. She was even more surprised and delighted when she learned that her brother, a state employee in California, also had received a Fulbright Award to teaching in Kiev, Ukraine. “What is interesting,” Callen said, “is that neither of us knew the other was applying!”
UT Knoxville accounting professor Joe Carcello will speak on the financial market implosion and its implications at Tech 2020’s monthly council meeting on April 29. He also will discuss recent changes in the accounting rules by the Financial Accounting Standards Board that caused stocks to rise across the board earlier this month.
Two men — including the alleged gunman — have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on the sixth floor of Reese Hall on the UT Knoxville campus Wednesday evening.
UT Knoxville proposed today a set of projects that would use federal stimulus funding to fight rising energy costs and keep the university a national leader in campus sustainability. “We believe these projects are vital to our ability to move forward as an institution,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.
A specialty clothing store, a health and beauty products store, a sporting goods store, a fashion store and a consumer electronics store were honored Wednesday for quality customer service, based on UT students’ perceptions. The awards were part of a survey project done by students in a customer service course offered through the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management.
A team of students from the College of Architecture and Design and UT’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment won top honors at the P3 Award Competition during the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo held in Washington, D.C., this past weekend. A second UT Knoxville team received an honorable mention award.
From working in the schools to working with nonprofit agencies, many faculty, staff and students at UT Knoxville are engaged in addressing community issues and bringing about social change. On Wednesday, April 22, the Baker Center will bring together some of these people to talk about their projects, which range from launching nutrition and gardening projects at Inskip Elementary School, to running a Center on Grief at the Burlington Branch Library, to researching seniors living in Anderson County.
A Knoxville firm has funded an award to help students in the College of Architecture and Design earn “green” building and sustainability credentials and prepare for costly environmental design exams.
A Knoxville Utility Board sewer line replacement project that begins Monday will close two lanes of traffic on Neyland Drive from Lake Loudon Boulevard to Leinard Lane for four months. The work is just one of several construction and renovation projects on the UT Knoxville campus that will make it more difficult for motorists to travel through the area in the coming months.
Two groups from UT Knoxville are in Washington, D.C., to compete for a $75,000 grant at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Sustainable Design Expo, April 18-20. The two groups — one made up of architecture and planning and the other from chemical engineering — will present sustainable design projects.