Chancellor’s Faculty Challenge News

First Endowed Professorship Named in College of Architecture and Design History

The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has named Lawrence Scarpa, an internationally celebrated architect, as its BarberMcMurry Professor, the first endowed professorship in the college’s history. Scarpa, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), will teach a design studio and seminar during the 2014 spring semester. Following the 2014 studio, Scarpa will give a UT student an internship or full-time position at his Los Angeles-based firm, Brooks + Scarpa.

Oak Ridge’s UCOR Funds Faculty Position as Part of Chancellor’s Faculty Challenge

Pictured, left to right: UCOR's Bob Smith, Leo Sain, Cathy Hickey, Veronica O'Hearn and Ken Rueter with Jason Hayward in Hayward's lab.

A major gift from Department of Energy contractor UCOR has established the UCOR faculty fellowship in the College of Engineering. This gift heeds Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek’s challenge to private supporters to help recruit and retain UT’s most talented faculty. The first recipient of the faculty fellow award is Jason Hayward, an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering.