Governor Bill Haslam has appointed a UT director to a new committee that will advise him on how to support aerospace and defense employers in Tennessee and ways to attract new businesses. Andy White, director of the university’s Aerospace and Defense Executive Master of Business Administration program, is one of ten members on the Tennessee Aerospace and Defense Advisory Board.
Trent Thurman has joined the UT College of Business Administration as executive director for graduate programs.
The Mississippi River and its tributaries have provided water, transportation, and sustenance for people living along the water’s edge since well before Europeans set foot in the New World. A new group is helping make sure that role continues well into the future.
Sticker shock at the gas pump could soon be a thing of the past thanks to research being conducted by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Tami Wyatt, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the College of Nursing, has been named one of twenty Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellows for 2014. Wyatt joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the program, which is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders working to improve the United States health care system.
The UT chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students will host the largest architecture student conference of the year in Nashville this winter. Registration is now open for the AIAS Forum, which will be held December 29 through January 1.
Before Fort Sanders was a densely populated neighborhood and restaurant and retail hub, it was known for the bitter clash between Confederate and Union soldiers with the South unsuccessfully trying to siege Knoxville. An effort by researchers at UT Knoxville will make sure this important piece of history does not forever fade into the metropolis.
UT has received another boost to its efforts to preserve state history. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $345,000 to the UT Libraries for phase three of the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project.
Museum lovers, families, and other community members are invited to explore and enjoy a variety of free exhibit-related events this month at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The activities are planned in connection with the temporary exhibit “The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum,” which explores paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the museum’s permanent collections.
A UT center dedicated to construction safety research to reduce injuries and fatalities has received $20,000 to further its work. The UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center recently received the gift from Amerisure Insurance Company. The center is based in the College of Business Administration. Amerisure provides workers’ compensation and general liability insurance for many construction contractors.