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Board Approves Naming of the Frieson Black Cultural Center

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The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal today to rename a popular student programming and support building for UT Knoxville alumni Ron and Don Frieson. The building previously known as the Black Cultural Center, on Melrose Avenue on the Knoxville campus, is now named the Frieson (fry-son) Black Cultural Center.

Davis Joins Editorial Board of Top Engineering Journal

Wayne Davis, dean of UT’s College of Engineering, recently received a high honor—the Chinese Academy of Engineering extended him an invitation to join the editorial review board of its publication Engineering.

UT-Led IACMI Formally Launches at Inaugural Meeting in Knoxville

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Hundreds of composites experts from industry, government, and academia gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center for the launch of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI. UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among IACMI’s founding research partners.

Advanced Composites Expert Named Newest UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair

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The position of UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as leaders in the manufacturing revolution has taken another bold step forward with the hiring of Uday Vaidya as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.

R. J. Hinde Appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

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R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.