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UTPD Honors Employees at Annual Awards

The UT Police Department held its annual employee awards today to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Grad Begins Appointment to Presidential Management Fellows Program at the Department of Labor

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A doctoral graduate recently started an appointment in public service at the US Department of Labor as part of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program. Samantha Brown, a Hillsboro, Tennessee, native and 2015 doctoral graduate of the Higher Education Administration program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, is one of 600 finalists across the nation selected out of more than 7,800 applicants for the program.

UTPD to Hold Annual Employee Awards Ceremony Thursday

The University of Tennessee Police Department will hold its annual employee awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 17, to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Zawodzinski Keeps Focus on Research Amid Mounting Honors

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Tom Zawodzinski, joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage, has earned one of the highest honors in his field—being named a fellow of the American Chemical Society’s Polymer Science Division.

Materassi is Second UT Engineering NSF CAREER Recipient in a Month

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The National Science Foundation has selected College of Engineering faculty member Donatello Materassi for one of its highest honors, the NSF CAREER award. Materassi, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, joins Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, to become UT’s second CAREER selection in less than a month.

Architecture Students Win Design Awards

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Fourth-year architecture students were recently honored for their designs by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects.

Student Graduates from UT, American Culinary Federation Three Days Apart

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A December graduate has become the first UT student to receive an outside chef certification while attending UT. Tara Garland, a hospitality, restaurant, and tourism management major in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, received her chef certification through the American Culinary Federation just three days after walking across the stage at the December commencement ceremony.

Supply Chain Program Ranked Fourth Globally in Publication Output

The supply chain program in the Haslam College of Business is ranked fourth internationally by the The SCM Journal List for research publication output. Steve Mangum, dean of the college and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair, said the rankings reflect the college’s commitment to impactful research.

Professor’s Book Makes New York Times Top Books of 2015 List

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Margaret Lazarus Dean’s book Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight—which has been chosen as the 2016-17 Life of the Mind book—was named one of the Top Books of 2015 by New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani.