The College of Arts and Sciences held its annual alumni and philanthropy awards ceremony last week to honor alumni and friends who have achieved noteworthy accomplishments in their careers and made significant contributions to advance UT and the college.
Laura Odom, clinical nursing instructor, was recognized for her volunteer work as a nurse practitioner for the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, a full-service mobile facility that provides primary care to poor and medically underserved patients.
Scientists and clinicians often encounter road blocks in designing specific treatments for diseases like cancer or developmental disorders because proteins that regulate cell functions through complex mechanisms are misunderstood.
The spring 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to three UT student startup companies to advance their businesses.
The twentieth Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) took place April 11–15, in Hodges Library
International bullying expert Dieter Wolke, a professor of developmental psychology and individual differences at the University of Warwick, in Coventry, England, will present “The Long Shadow Thrown by Bullying” at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Room 622 of the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building.
Students in the College of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic recently traveled to Cincinnati to argue two cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Third-year law students Alexandra Wolff and Trey Neal received the opportunity to argue their cases after nearly a year of intense preparation supported by fellow students Cameron Kapperman, Patrick Morrison, and Sara Ohlman.
After eight years as Knox County Schools Superintendent, Jim McIntyre will join UT as director of the Center for Educational Leadership effective August 1.
Starting this fall, UT will offer a new undergraduate minor in public policy focused on statistical tools and data analysis—skills increasingly valued by businesses, think tanks, nonprofits and the public sector.
Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist who helped many slaves to freedom, will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill—a decision prompted by the desire to recognize others who have played a significant role in American history, according to a UT expert.