Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory in the Tickle College of Engineering, has added another item to his already impressive resume, as the Russian Academy of Sciences has elected him as a member. Another American joins Dongarra in this year’s class: former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was elected to the academy’s wing devoted to global relations.
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The Haslam College of Business will recognize veterans and active service members at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, in the college’s atrium. The event falls on the birthday of the United States Marine Corps and features retired Marine Col. Kenneth Dunn as the keynote speaker.
UT’s Veteran Resource Center will celebrate the campus’s veterans and active duty service members by hosting a Veterans Day luncheon and launching a new monthly electronic newsletter. Students, faculty, and staff who are veterans or active military will receive invitations by email to the November 11 luncheon and should RSVP.
Alexander Cartwright, executive vice chancellor and provost of the State University of New York system, will interview on campus Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11, as part of the search for the next UT Knoxville chancellor. Cartwright will lead a public forum for faculty and staff from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
Cathy Ackermann, president and CEO of Ackermann PR, will receive the 2016 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from UT’s College of Communication and Information. The award will be presented at the college’s awards and campaign kickoff banquet on Friday, November 11.
On-campus interviews with candidates applying to be the next chancellor of the UT Knoxville campus continue Monday. The second candidate, Beverly Davenport, interim president of the University of Cincinnati, will lead a public forum for faculty and staff from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Please note the location has been changed from the original schedule to accommodate more faculty and staff.
The College of Architecture and Design continues its 2016-17 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series Monday, November 7, with Avigail Sachs, assistant professor of architecture. Sachs will present “Theories of Action: Modern Architecture in the United States” at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building.
The fall 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to four UT startup companies to advance their businesses. Prometheus, SimPath, GeoAir, and In With the Old were selected from a group of 15 applicants.
Retail, hospitality, and tourism management students are trying to identify niche tourism markets that may help Lenoir City’s downtown revitalization efforts. The students are a part of a class taught by Stefanie Benjamin, an assistant professor of retail, hospitality, and tourism management in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
The McClung Museum has teamed up with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as a toy drop-off site this holiday season. November 1-30, university and local community members are encouraged to help a child in need by donating a new, unwrapped gift for a child or by purchasing a new toy from the Museum Store for donation.