Posts By: Lola Alapo

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Address UT Grads

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel featured noted biologist Edward O. Wilson in a recent article. Wilson held a conversation with staff and students last week and also was the fall commencement keynote speaker. Read the story here.

Ant Expert, Sociobiology Founder Receives UT’s Eighth Honorary Degree

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Throughout his career, Edward O. Wilson has discovered more than 450 ant species and is now regarded as the founder of sociobiology. Today, UT awarded him the Honorary Doctor of Science and Letters degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the College of Arts and Sciences during the fall commencement ceremony. This is the eighth honorary degree the university has granted.

Culinary Program Hosts Info Session December 9; Classes Begin January

The Culinary Program will host an information session Tuesday, December 9, for those interested in sharpening their culinary arts skills or taking them to the next level. The 6:00 p.m. event will be held on the fourth floor of the UT Conference Center, 600 Henley Street. A second information session will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6.

Succeeding in the Digital Age

Economist

The Economist magazine has featured UT’s Department of Business Analytics and Statistics in a white paper that examines what businesses need to achieve success in a digital age. The paper addresses the market, business and technology strategy issues organizations must address to succeed on digital platforms and how digital businesses must tackle customer and employee issues.

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UT Professor’s Paper on ‘CEO Shirking’ in National News

A paper co-authored by Andy Puckett, associate professor of finance, about chief executive officers who shirk their responsibilities and avoid the hard work required to do an excellent job was recently published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. The paper, “Fore! An Analysis of CEO Shirking,” was subsequently picked up

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Top 24 Best Sports Management Degree Programs 2014

The Sports Management Degree Guide ranked UT’s program seventh nationally among all programs for the wealth of opportunities it offers students. Read more here. UT’s program is based in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.