A year ago, after learning that many high schools were desperate for high-end math and science calculators, UT Knoxville physics senior George Duffy began collecting them one by one. Along the way, he met professor Fritz G. Polite, director of the Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity. On Wednesday, the collection project—dubbed Calculators to Classrooms—donated twenty-five graphing calculators and fifteen scientific calculators to the Paul L. Kelly Academy.
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Professor Brian Barber arrived in Egypt last week to document the effect the most recent uprising is having on the country’s youth. The Knoxville News Sentinel wrote about Barber’s work as he follows the clashes between youth protesters and police.
UT Knoxville professor Brian K. Barber will be UT’s eyes and ears on the ground in Cairo, Egypt, during the next two weeks and through social media will report on the drama unfolding in Tahrir Square. He’ll also report on happenings in other parts of the North African country through Twitter, Facebook, and a blog.
A UT Knoxville effort to help refugees from Burundi adjust to living in Knoxville is being showcased this week as one of the top higher education and community engagement projects in the nation. The project is one of four initiatives competing for the 2011 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.
When she was in the Navy, Melissa Watson was one of the first women trained to use hand-to-hand combat, if needed, during searches of foreign ships in a war zone. Watson finished eight years of military service in 2007 and is now at UT Knoxville working on her master’s degree in therapeutic recreation. She hopes to use her healing hands to work with injured soldiers and veterans.
Get Fruved! Eat more fruits and veggies, that is. UT Knoxville students today are launching a healthy foods campaign that will run through November 19. The goal of Fruved is to challenge fellow students to set daily and practical health goals: Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Trade a soft drink for water. Eat one extra serving of fruits and vegetables a day.
The Kenya Team at UT Knoxville recently received an $89,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to work with the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s Projects and Kenyatta University. The team will study the effects of child-caregiver attachment to the overall well-being of children in the slum communities of Nairobi, Kenya.
Two faculty members from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been invited to serve as jurors for the Brock International Prize, a $40,000 award that recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact in the field of education. Richard Allington, professor in theory and practice in teacher education, and Autumn Tooms, professor and director of the Center for Educational Leadership, will serve as jurors.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
On Friday, November 4, UT Knoxville will host a daylong workshop for licensed counselors, clinical psychologists, social workers, and others in the helping profession on navigating technology in their daily work. The 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. event, “Ethics and the Helping Professions in a Technological World” will be at the UT Visitors Center.