Posts By: Rebekah Winkler

Partnerships that Make a Difference: Eyes on LaFollette


As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement will be celebrating throughout the coming year by featuring individual exemplars of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. This week’s feature: Eyes on LaFollette.

MBA Program to Host Open House January 26

The UT full-time Master of Business Administration program will host an open house for prospective candidates on Monday, January 26. The event will take place in Haslam Business Building Room 203. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Representatives from the innovative seventeen-month program will present information on the structure of its integrated team-based curriculum, the application and admissions process, financial aid, and career opportunities.

Drawn from the McClung Museum Exhibition Opens January 22


An innovative new exhibition featuring work by twenty-eight contemporary artists who produced original prints based on objects from the permanent collections of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture opens Thursday, January 22. By pairing selected objects with their related prints, Drawn from the McClung Museum examines how art, science and culture are perceived and interpreted in museums. The exhibition will run through May 24.

Lucal Named Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


Mary Lucal has been named interim assistant vice chancellor for human resources effective February 1. In her interim role, Lucal will provide leadership for the Knoxville campus HR team and continue the work of the HR Work Group. Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan Berryman recently announced his resignation effective January 30 to assume the role of vice chancellor of human resources for the Pima Community College District in Tucson, Arizona. A national search for a permanent replacement will begin in March.

UT Places Second Nationally in GameDay Recycling Challenge


In addition to a bowl game win, UT finished the season ranked second nationally in the “Total Recycling” category of the 2014 national GameDay Recycling Challenge. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a competition that invites universities nationwide to see which can produce the least amount of waste on campus during football games.

UT’s Sawhney Receives Top Honor from Industrial Engineering Group


Rupy Sawhney, a mainstay in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded one of the highest honors a professor in his field can receive, the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society Outstanding Educator Award. Given annually by the society for “exceptional contributions” to that focus, the award recognized Sawhney for the years of dedication and innovation he has brought to the discipline.

McClung Museum’s Annual Civil War Lecture Series Starts January 18


Knoxville’s Civil War era churches and cemeteries will be the topic of a lecture at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture on Sunday, January 18. The event kicks off the fifth annual McClung Museum Civil War Lecture series, which focuses on the places and people of the Civil War in East Tennessee.

In the News: Study Says Insure Tennessee Could Bring $1.14B to State

Commercial Appeal

A study from UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research says Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan, which would expand Medicaid in Tennessee, would bring more than a billion dollars of new spending to the state. “The immediate purpose of Insure Tennessee is to provide health insurance to Tennesseans,” the study says. “At the same time, the injection of additional federal dollars will yield significant spillover benefits to the state economy.”