Faculty & Staff News

UT Gardens and McClung Museum Partner to Grow Prehistoric Native American Plants

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UT’s McClung Museum has partnered with UT Gardens to create a garden featuring food plants grown in the Americas thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The project is the work of Gary Crites, the McClung Museum’s curator of paleoethnobotany; Susan Hamilton, UT Gardens director; James Newburn, UT Gardens assistant director; and Holly Jones, UT Gardens kitchen manager.

Rupy Sawhney Recognized for Excellence in Academic Outreach

Rapinder "Rupy" Sawhney, Heath Fellow in Business and engineering professor of industrial and systems engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the Excellence in Academic Outreach award, a Chancellor's Honors Award.

Rupy Sawhney, a Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering and a professor of industrial and systems engineering, received the Excellence in Academic Outreach award for his work on outreach initiatives that model effective collaboration between universities and local communities.