The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently featured Bill Fox in an article about jobless rates in the southeast, namely in Georgia and Tennessee. The two states added jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country last year, but both states still ended 2014 with a higher unemployment rate than the US average, according to
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Two professors who have advanced social good and welfare through their work have been honored by the Society for Social Work and Research. Bill Nugent and John Orme, both faculty members in the UT College of Social Work, are 2015 fellows of the national organization.
The News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s new Aerospace and Defense Business Institute in this article (login required). The institute, based in the Haslam College of Business, will help the university better organize and build aerospace- and defense-related research, education, and training. The Maryville Daily Times also featured the institute in this article.
SmartRail World, a rail and metro technology website, recently interviewed Mandyam Srinivasan, a professor in the Haslam College of Business, regarding his latest book, Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul. Srinivasan’s book highlights how greater efficiency in maintenance, repair and operations can affect a company’s financial outcomes. Read the story here.
WATE-TV Channel 6 recently featured a group of UT students and staff who are heading to Glendale, Arizona, to work behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLIX in early February. The team will volunteer with Mgroup and NFL on Location at special events before and during the Super Bowl. They will also meet professional team members
Kate Vitasek, a lecturer in the Haslam College of Business, is contributing regular articles to Forbes magazine on various aspects of business based on UT research. This week, Vitasek examines how organizations can build strong, balanced business relationships.
The Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments, a partnership between UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, will host three lectures this spring.
Jeff Pappas, director of the School of Music, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Ben Granger, former dean of the College of Social Work, passed away January 9 following complications from an illness. He was eighty-three.
Michelle Johnson, an alumna of the Department of Political Science was surprised last week with a $25,000 national award for excellence in teaching.