Faculty & Staff News

Two with UT Ties Named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has appointed as fellows two researchers with UT ties. The association is honoring C. Neal Stewart Jr. and Parans Paranthaman for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Stewart is a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences in the UT Institute of Agriculture. He

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Professor to Discuss New Alex Haley Biography December 2


A UT historian will present his new biography of Alex Haley, an acclaimed American author, Wednesday, December 2. Robert “Jeff” Norrell will discuss his biography Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, at a 6:00 p.m. presentation at the East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 South Gay Street. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow the talk.

UT’s Wilhelm Named Fellow of Aquatic Science Organization

Steven Wilhelm

A prestigious aquatic science organization has appointed a UT microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm as one of its fellows. Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in the Department of Microbiology, is part of the inaugural class of sustaining fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

UT Joins Head-Shaving Tournament for Childhood Cancer Research

Olivia Perdomo

Some students, staff, and visitors are going bald for a good cause. So far, five men and three women have shaved their heads as part of the Battle of the Bald—a national college fundraising tournament benefiting St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research.

History Professor Wins Book Award

The Kentucky Historical Society awarded Associate Professor of History Luke Harlow its 2015 History Award, honoring his book Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830–1880.

HR Connection: Clearing the Hurdles of Holiday Stress


Whether you are decorating, creating the perfect holiday meal, planning gatherings, mailing the holiday cards, stretching your dollars as far as they will possibly go—or wishing the holidays would just be over—stress will likely be along for the ride.