Faculty & Staff News

Office Story: The M&M Collector Who Doesn’t Like M&Ms

About her: Teresa Gheen is an administrative specialist for UT’s telephone services and networks warehouses located in the Communications Building and the Kingston Pike Building. She began working for UT in 2013. “I love working for UT because everyone is so nice, and they have been since the day I started,” she said. Her day

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Alderman, Butefish Pen News Sentinel Op-Ed about Importance of Geography in State Social Studies Standards

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Derek Alderman, head of the UT Department of Geography, and Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, wrote an opinion editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of geography in state social studies curriculum as officials seek to revise the standards. They noted that geography is increasingly becoming a smaller part of the curriculum–which is a disadvantage to K-12 students.

11-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Teaches Nursing Class at UT

Lily Bennett with UT nursing students.

Eleven-year-old Lily Bennett has minimal use of her right hand and walks with a leg brace, but that doesn’t stop her from dancing, singing, and playing piano. On November 22, she taught a class at the College of Nursing to tell students about her stroke, living with cerebral palsy, and how future health care providers can better understand the needs of pediatric patients with disabilities.

Wall Street Journal Reviews Stucke’s Book Published by Harvard

Maurice Stucke, a professor in the College of Law, recently co-authored a book published by the Harvard University Press. The book, Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, is available now at bookstores and online booksellers. It has received numerous reviews, including one from The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) and the Yale School of

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UT Professor to Give Global Security Lecture November 29

Matt Buehler, assistant professor of political science.

Matt Buehler, assistant professor of political science at UT, will give a Global Security Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, in Room 205 of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. He will be joined by political science doctoral student Mehdi Ayari in the presentation, which explains the impact of authoritarian coalitions on Tunisia and explore the authoritarian influence on retaining Tunisian governmental ministers and other ruling elite.

Heart for Haiti Brings Student and Alumnus Together

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 Davenport Named UT Knoxville Chancellor

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,

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