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UT’s CURENT and Knox County Schools Host Family Engineering Night

Where can you find homemade prosthetic hands and solar cars? At Family Engineering Night. UT’s Engineering Research Center, CURENT, has collaborated with Knox County Schools for a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach event called Family Engineering Night at Sequoyah Elementary School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Baker Center Has New Scholars, Undergraduate Programs Director

Baker Center

Each year, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy solicits applications and selects a group of high-achieving juniors to be Baker Scholars. The Baker Center recently appointed William Park, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, as its first director of undergraduate programs.

Emily Simerly Named UTPD Chief of Administration

Emily Simerly

University of Tennessee Police Department Lieutenant Emily Simerly has been named Deputy Chief of Administration, Chief Troy Lane announced today. Simerly began serving in her new role on Tuesday.

UT Competing in National App Contest on Workplace Safety and Health

Want to be a millionaire? You have a greater chance of becoming one than being struck by lightning. You also have a greater chance of dying from an alligator bite than spotting a UFO. These scenarios are part of a probability game created by two UT units to teach youngsters about workplace safety. An app based on the game is one of twenty finalists in a national competition vying to win the People’s Choice Award and its $3,000 prize.

Sandy Highlights Need for Nurses with Global Disaster Training

When Hurricane Sandy bore down on New York City, it knocked out power inside the neonatal intensive care unit at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, silencing all the machines that kept the tiny infants alive. The unique nursing skills needed in such situations are exactly what the Global Disaster Nursing Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, teaches.

Rickey Hall Named Vice Chancellor for Diversity

Rickey Hall, vice chancellor for diversity

Rickey L. Hall, assistant vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota, has been named vice chancellor for diversity at UT. He will begin work in June 2013.

From Afghanistan to the UT Campus, Student Veteran Continues to Serve

Douglas Oeser

Grad student. Loving father. Veteran. Twenty-five-year-old Douglas Oeser holds all these titles. Oeser is one of UT’s student veterans. He served the US Army in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008 and again from 2009 to 2010. Oeser recalled that the transition from soldier to student wasn’t easy.