Posts By: Lola Alapo

Getting a handle on health care leadership

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s healthcare leadership program, the newest track of the executive Master of Business Administration program. Read the story here.

Jobless rates drop in Georgia, Tennessee

Chattanooga Times Free Press

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 Named Fellows of Society for Social Work and Research

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.

UT creates business institute for aerospace, defense

Knoxville News Sentinel

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.

Expert insights: Maintaining a more efficient rail industry.

Mandyam Srinivasan

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.

In the News: UT Students, Staff to Volunteer at Super Bowl


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

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5 Rules To Transform Your Business Relationships


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.