Professor Emeritus John R. Moore has dedicated his life’s work to serving the university, and now has created a faculty award in the College of Business Administration. Moore joined the UT faculty in 1953, serving the Department of Economics as a professor, department head, associate dean, and most recently as a researcher in the Construction Industry Research and Policy Center. Moore and his late wife, Shirley (also a UT faculty member), previously established a scholarship in honor of his parents. He now has established the John R. & Shirley Burr Moore Economics Faculty Award.
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The College of Business Administration has named Tyvi Small director of its newly created Office of Diversity and Community Relations. “Under Tyvi’s leadership, the center will take a more expanded role in faculty and staff recruitment, work with the college’s development office and engage the broader business community,” said Tom Ladd, the college’s associate dean of research and technology.
A recent UT report has pinpointed ten game-changing supply chain trends that can help companies improve their operations. The university’s Global Supply Chain Institute researched the topic and identified and tracked the trends. UT supply chain management faculty surveyed 163 supply chain professionals from 132 global companies to develop the list.
Michael Lane Morris, Skinner Professor in Management, has been appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs and student affairs in the College of Business Administration. This newly created position will focus on the college’s curricular advancements, enhanced student educational opportunities, and helping the university attain Top 25 status.
Thirty-two high school students from the Southeast will learn about office etiquette, personal finance, the business world, and potential careers at a UT summer camp that begins Thursday. The Business Education for Talented Students program, which runs through June 22, allows students from diverse communities to explore career and educational opportunities in the world of business. The free program puts students in team-building activities and takes them on field trips to area businesses.
Three entrepreneurial ventures owned by UT students have been granted a total of $25,000 by the Boyd Venture Fund. The funds will be used to grow the student-run businesses. A fourth student venture has been offered space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator. The in-kind offer is worth $3,000.
The College of Business Administration is among the nation’s most popular business schools, according to a recently released ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Of the ten schools included in the U.S. News “10 Most Popular B-Schools” short list ranking for full-time MBA programs, UT ranked eighth nationally and fifth among public universities. This particular ranking focuses on the percentage of students who are admitted and choose to attend.
When 21-year-old Anna King graduates from UT this week, it will be an early Mother’s Day gift to herself. As an eighteen-year-old freshman, King found out she was pregnant. She resolved to finish her degree while raising her child as a single mother.
UT will award two honorary degrees and welcome a host of accomplished speakers at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, which begin May 8. Honorary degrees will be awarded to renowned journalist John Seigenthaler at the College of Law commencement and to opera singer Mary Costa, known as the voice of Sleeping Beauty, at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement. More than 3,730 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees at thirteen college ceremonies this spring.
An internationally recognized expert on how businesses can resolve complex management dilemmas and increase profitability by removing organizational constraints will speak at UT on Monday, June 24. Rami Goldratt, chief executive officer of Goldratt Consulting, will lead an interactive seminar, Creating the Ever-Flourishing Company Using the Theory of Constraints, at the Center for Executive Education in the UT College of Business Administration.