On Oct. 4, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, killing more than 1,000 Haitians and destroying much of the islanders’ way of life. That same day, a UT student and alumnus 1,400 miles away forged a connection because of their shared desire to help the people who had lost so much.
Beverly J. Davenport has been selected by University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro to serve as the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. DiPietro will recommend Davenport’s appointment to the UT Board of Trustees in a special meeting Dec. 15 in Nashville. Pending board approval, Davenport will join UT Knoxville on March 1,
A UT doctoral candidate will have a hand in organizing an international event on sustainable science. Roberto Federico-Perez was chosen to help coordinate the 2017 International Symposium on Green Chemistry, which aims to change deeply held practices in the field of chemistry.
Take an industrial byproduct, treat it with the E. coli bacteria, and create a usable fragrance product for use in pharmaceuticals and other applications. That genetic engineering concept was golden for a team of UT students who recently participated in the annual iGem Competition Giant Jamboree in Boston.
GeoAir, a startup company founded by MBA candidate Alex Adams, won top prize at last week’s fall 2016 Vol Court Pitch Competition. The company beat 18 competitors to take first place at the competition, which was hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. GeoAir gives a faster, more precise way to identify mold in fields by using a drone to take airborne samples of the field.
Students will more easily be able to access the things they need to do while on campus or on-the-go with the newest version of the Tennessee app. The app has been redesigned from the ground up with a completely new look along with many new features and functions.
The College of Nursing is kicking off a $15 million fundraising campaign. Half of the funds raised during the Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign are projected to support a new nursing building. The official announcement will be made tonight at the NightinGala, an annual event that honors a distinguished alum and an individual who has made significant contributions to the nursing profession.
Beverly Davenport is back on campus today for a second round of meetings with small groups in the search for a new chancellor. Davenport currently serves as interim president at the University of Cincinnati. For more information on Davenport or other finalists, please visit the search website.
Lisa Reyes Mason, assistant professor in the College of Social Work, has co-organized a symposium called People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice for 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 18, at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. The public is invited to watch the symposium online. “Climate change affects all of us, and especially our most vulnerable groups,” said Mason.
Volunteer Dining Although there are no classes on Thursday and Friday, those staying on or around campus during break can still eat at select Volunteer Dining locations. See the schedule to find out which locations are open Thursday through Sunday. UT Libraries Hodges Library will close at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday. The library will reopen and return to its regular