Dean Bob Rider celebrated faculty and staff in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health and Human Sciences for their accomplishments and service Wednesday at the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony. The event was held in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agricultural campus.
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After eight years as Knox County Schools Superintendent, Jim McIntyre will join UT as director of the Center for Educational Leadership effective August 1.
Jeff Fairbrother, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies, has been named interim associate dean of academic and faculty affairs for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has named Sarah Colby, assistant professor of nutrition, and Steve McCallum, professor in the Department of Education Psychology and Counseling, as faculty trailblazers as part of Faculty Appreciation Week.
Brian K. Barber, the founding director of UT’s Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, has been named a 2015 fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. His main task will be to write a book narrating the lives of six men from the Gaza Strip whom he has interviewed regularly for the past twenty years, since they emerged as youth from the first Palestinian intifada in 1993.
Bob Rider, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, spoke with the Knoxville News Sentinel about helping children through their grief in the wake of tragedies like that of the school shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, last week. Rider told the newspaper that a parent’s support should include room for listening, catharsis, and grief, along with perspective.
UT is taking a big step forward in its commitment to diversity. The university has created a new position, vice chancellor for diversity, to maximize diversity, cultural awareness, and civility initiatives. Applications for qualified candidates are now being accepted. The vice chancellor for diversity will report to the chancellor and serve on the chancellor’s cabinet.
UT Knoxville and Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea, have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on student and faculty exchanges, joint research activities, and other programs. The agreement was signed Monday by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and officials from Dong-A University.
Seven educators will be honored on March 25 when they are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor, housed in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at UT Knoxville. The ceremony, which is open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. at the UT Visitor’s Center.
There is only one more week to nominate your favorite educator for a spot in the Educators Hall of Honor, housed in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at UT Knoxville. Nominations are due March 10.