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Two UT Faculty Members Earn Fulbright Awards; Info Session on Future Fulbright Opportunities on April 28

Bonnie Callen, assistant professor of nursing at the UT, Knoxville, was surprised and delighted to learn she had received a Fulbright award to teach and do research in Ireland. She was even more surprised and delighted when she learned that her brother, a state employee in California, also had received a Fulbright Award to teaching in Kiev, Ukraine. “What is interesting,” Callen said, “is that neither of us knew the other was applying!”

UT’s Carcello to Speak on Financial Market Implosion at Tech 2020

UT Knoxville accounting professor Joe Carcello will speak on the financial market implosion and its implications at Tech 2020’s monthly council meeting on April 29. He also will discuss recent changes in the accounting rules by the Financial Accounting Standards Board that caused stocks to rise across the board earlier this month.

UT Knoxville Announces Stimulus-Funded Energy Saving Projects

UT Knoxville proposed today a set of projects that would use federal stimulus funding to fight rising energy costs and keep the university a national leader in campus sustainability. “We believe these projects are vital to our ability to move forward as an institution,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.

UT Students Honor Five Retailers with Service Experts Awards

A specialty clothing store, a health and beauty products store, a sporting goods store, a fashion store and a consumer electronics store were honored Wednesday for quality customer service, based on UT students’ perceptions. The awards were part of a survey project done by students in a customer service course offered through the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Baker Center to Spotlight Faculty, Staff and Student Civic Engagement

From working in the schools to working with nonprofit agencies, many faculty, staff and students at UT Knoxville are engaged in addressing community issues and bringing about social change. On Wednesday, April 22, the Baker Center will bring together some of these people to talk about their projects, which range from launching nutrition and gardening projects at Inskip Elementary School, to running a Center on Grief at the Burlington Branch Library, to researching seniors living in Anderson County.

Construction, Renovation Projects to Cause Campus Traffic Delays This Summer

A Knoxville Utility Board sewer line replacement project that begins Monday will close two lanes of traffic on Neyland Drive from Lake Loudon Boulevard to Leinard Lane for four months. The work is just one of several construction and renovation projects on the UT Knoxville campus that will make it more difficult for motorists to travel through the area in the coming months.