Faculty & Staff News

In Memoriam: Warren Hurst Jones


Warren Hurst Jones, former head of the Department of Psychology, passed away on January 4, at his home in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was 71.

In Memoriam: Mark A. Hector

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Mark Hector, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Psychology, passed away, on January 4. He was 74. He taught counseling and psychology at UT from 1973 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to UT, Hector taught math in Navrongo, Ghana, with the Peace Corps and Teachers for West Africa.

UT Alert Test Set for 1:10 p.m. Friday, January 29


The university plans to test the UT Alert mass notification system at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, January 29. A recent upgrade to the UT Alert system allows the university to send emergency notification messages to computer desktops through the new Alertus client software. This new feature also will be part of Friday’s test. All computers on Active Directory should already have the Alertus software installed.

McKay’s Forum Rescheduled

A campus forum featuring Larry McKay, one of three candidates for vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, has been for 3:00 p.m. on February 1 in Haslam Business Building, Room 305.

Grzanka, Miles LGBT Study Receives International Attention

The International Business Times featured Patrick Grzanka’s recent study, which suggests that “born this way” beliefs may not be the key to reducing homophobia. Read the story online. Grzanka, an assistant professor of psychology, co-authored the study with Joe Miles, also an assistant professor of psychology.