Sandra MacQuillan, chief supply chain officer at Kimberly-Clark, was honored with the first-ever Distinguished Women in Supply Chain award at last week’s Supply Chain Forum at the Haslam College of Business. The award was presented by the college’s Nexxus group, an organization launched by female supply chain students and faculty at last year’s forum.
A $4 million fellowship program will help UT recruit the best and brightest graduate students from around the world. The Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, administered by the Graduate School, will debut in the fall of 2017 as the university’s premier graduate fellowship program.
UT, in partnership with West Virginia University, has received $349,999 from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the US Economic Development Administration to study the consequences of falling coal demand on the Appalachian region. Representatives from UT’s interdisciplinary team include researchers from the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the Haslam College of Business, the Center for Transportation Research in the Tickle College of Engineering, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
The White House recently announced a series of initiatives aimed at bringing artificial intelligence and automated machinery into more widespread use, with UT researcher Lynne Parker leading the way.
This year’s Big Orange Give—a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT—kicks off today and runs through Friday. “This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal,” said Lauren Herbstritt, UT’s director of new media fundraising for annual giving.
The Center for Transportation Research at UT has established itself as a go-to source for information, research, and expertise in all areas of transportation. Recently, the CTR established its Faculty Fellows program to recognize some of the people who have helped advance that work. Now in its third year, the program has 15 members, including
Bogdan Bischescu, an associate professor of management science at UT, is serving as program chair for the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual conference November 13–16 in Nashville, along with seven faculty members from the Haslam College of Business and Tickle College of Engineering.
Melvin Sturm, a 1944 mechanical engineering graduate from UT, has continued his family legacy of supporting both the university and students from Campbell County.
The College of Architecture and Design was recently awarded the 2016 Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee for its design of the Beardsley Farm Education Center, a project of the college’s design/build program. Completed in 2016, the center provides a classroom, office spaces, and restrooms for local residents, volunteers, and farm staff.
Tennessee welcomes Kentucky at noon Saturday for the Vols’ next-to-last home game. Fans coming to the game should be aware of several policies and traffic closures in place.