Krista Wiegand, director of the Global Security–Conflict Processes program at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and associate professor of political science, spent the past five months as a Fulbright senior scholar in the Philippines. Wiegand was one of five UT faculty members awarded a Fulbright during the 2016–17 academic year.
Mariea Hoy, a professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations, is the inaugural recipient of the DeForrest Jackson Professorship.
Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive.
A UT earth and planetary sciences professor is co-principal investigator on a project that will study how practices to restore coastal marshes and lands are impacting marsh food webs. The project recently received a $2 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s RESTORE Science Program. NOAA disbursed a total of $16.7 million to fund various research projects from penalties paid by parties responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
If you missed the CBT’s spring 2017 production of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy The Busy Body, you can now see key scenes and learn more about the making of the play in an open-source documentary, produced by UT Office of Communications and Marketing and available on the Department of Theatre’s website.
The new Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. (BWSC) Endowed Scholarship within UT’s Tickle College of Engineering Is made possible by 25 alumni representing seven colleges, who all work for the company.
A team of 21 South Korean crime scene investigators and medical students last week excavated and buried human remains, caught insects, and examined human skeletons for trauma as part of a training program at UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center (FAC). The five-day course broadened the medical students’ understanding of the effects of diseases on bones. It also expanded law enforcement personnel’s knowledge of collecting evidence at crime scenes.
UT’s Haslam College of Business is increasing its goal for the Join the Journey: Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 Campaign from $175 million to $200 million.
UT’s College of Nursing and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital have launched an internship program designed for students who want to pursue a career in pediatric nursing.
Current graduate students at UT now have the opportunity to become certified in working with international children and families.