Jean Mercer will join the Office of Research and Engagement as assistant vice chancellor for research and director of the Office of Sponsored Programs on January 4, 2016.
Architects and designers from a range of design professions and disciplines are encouraged to apply for the College of Architecture and Design’s inaugural Architecture Faculty Fellowship for the 2016–2017 academic year.
For Lydia Pulsipher, a retired UT geography professor, sharing her Slovenian culture is a way of life. Since 2010, Pulsipher has served as honorary consul of the Republic of Slovenia for Tennessee—and she’s opened her home to serve as the consulate.
In a ceremony at the College of Communication and Information, Judy Flanagan was honored for her service to the university.
The New York Times featured Joy Harjo’s poem, Fall Song, last week. Harjo is a new faculty member in the Department of English.
History Professor Jeff Norrell recently published a new biography exploring the rise of author Alex Haley to national celebrity and his great literary influence. The Associated Press picked up the story, and it has been featured in numerous national news outlets.
USA Today interviewed Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program, for this story examining how protests over racism at a Midwestern university is a wake-up call for campuses nationwide and signals a new sense of racial consciousness.
An internal search is under way to fill the position of vice provost and dean of the Graduate School.
UT’s Center for Transportation Research has selected three faculty members from the College of Engineering, one from the Department of Economics and one from the Haslam College of Business as part of its 2015 Fellows class.
UT students were treated to Uber-like service from head coach Rick Barnes on Wednesday as the first year headman took to campus with an orange-clad Polaris ATV to give a few lucky students a lift to their morning classes.