Kristina Kravchenko is one of the two top graduates of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at UT—but that’s not even her most amazing feat. A Knoxville native, Kravchenko is graduating with her bachelor’s degree at 17 years old. Records indicate she’s one of the youngest UT graduates ever.
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Two water experts from UT will be panelists at this month’s Southeastern Conference Academic Conference.
Jennifer DeBruyn, associate professor of bioengineering, will present “Life After Death: Microbial Ecology of Human Decomposition” at this week’s Science Forum at noon Friday.
UT’s College of Architecture and Design continues its 2016–17 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series Monday, February 20, with Brad Collett, assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Department of Plant Sciences.
February 12 marks the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on earth.
Graduate hooding will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, and undergraduate commencement will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 9. Both events will be held in Thompson-Boling Arena. The university will award 1,136 undergraduate degrees, 661 graduate degrees, and six law degrees. Also during the undergraduate ceremony ROTC cadets will be commissioned.
With the new academic year, nine schools and departments are welcoming new directors and heads.
This spring, Brad Collett, a Fulbright Scholar on the UT faculty, began a semester-long experience in Slovenia, a small country in south central Europe.
Many students aspire to make the world a better place. Three May graduates have Peace Corps assignments that will take them to different places around the globe where they will make lasting impact. Brandon McKenna-Wagner is off to Senegal to work in sustainable agriculture, Shellee Merryman is heading to Panama to work on water sanitation projects, and Alicia Maskley, pictured, is going to Timor Leste in the South Pacific to work in economic development.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources welcomed Julie Carrier as the new head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science on April 1.