Summer is a great time to kick-start healthy habits but finding time to stay fit and make healthy choices as a family can seem overwhelming. “Summer is a great time for families to be active and make nutrition a priority,” said Lee Murphy, UT professor of nutrition. “These six steps can make a big difference for families who want to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Erin Elizabeth Smith, poet, professor, and creative director for Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms, will serve as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at UT for the 2016-17 academic year.
A faculty member and three students recently led a writing workshop for African nuclear engineers, scientists, and policy makers. Russ Hirst, an associate professor of English, and three students traveled to Accra, Ghana, at the invitation of the African Centre for Science and International Security.
The Office of Communications and Marketing took home eight top-tier honors last week at the 2016 Tennessee College Public Relations Association awards for writing, public relations, design, social media, and video production work, including the Best in Show award for the “Because We’re Vols” video.
John Douglas Powers, assistant professor of sculpture, is Scholar of the Week.
Law Professor Douglas A. Blaze recently received the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Best Colleges has ranked the College of Social Work online master’s program in social work fifth in the country.
Anton Reece, executive director of the Student Success Center, has been named associate vice provost and director of the Student Success Center. His promotion comes as part of a larger reorganization of Student Success. Associate Provost Ruth Darling announced the changes and said the restructuring “embraces our current strategies and successes, best practices in student success, and the recommendations made in Vol Vision 2020.”
Father’s Day is June 19, and we want to hear about the great dads who work at UT.
Michelle Harding, a doctoral candidate in UT’s Haslam College of Business, is one of twenty-five students in the nation selected to attend the Early Career Professional Development Workshop at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, June 22–25. Attendees are selected based on their ability to successfully publish top-tier research. The workshop aims