Industrial and systems engineering’s James Ostrowski was selected for his research into complex algorithms, while chemistry’s Brian Long was chosen for his work on developing membranes for gas separations.
Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1. Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Classes begin next week and more than 6,000 new students are expected on Rocky Top. As of today, UT is expecting 4,828 freshmen and 1,232 transfer students. Numbers change daily and aren’t final until the 14th day of class. “We’re trending to have a larger freshman class than last year,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management.
UT’s Sindhu Jagadamma and Rachel Patton McCord are recipients of the 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Chancellor Beverly Davenport recently presented plaques to Jagadamma, assistant professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, and McCord, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, in recognition of the honor.
The campus community is invited to celebrate this year’s Life of the Mind program reading selection—Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel—by participating in a special First-Year Studies escape room in Hodges Library.
Amy Broemmel knows about effective homework strategies. As a mom, former teacher, and current associate professor of theory and practice in teacher education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Broemmel has collected a wealth of helpful tips for parents, students, and teachers.
David Bailey, a longtime supporter and graduate of UT, passed away August 7. He was 90.
Ashley Blamey, longtime director of UT Knoxville’s Center for Health Education and Wellness, has been selected to serve as Title IX coordinator for the campus. Blamey assumes the new role today.
UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is now offering registration for the 2017–18 Enhanced Learning Program for K-12 Homeschool Students.
T minus 18 days. On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.