Five educators, including a husband-and-wife team, who have significantly influenced students’ lives will be honored Thursday, March 29, when they are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor at UT Knoxville. The 6:30 p.m. event will take place at the UT Visitors Center, near the corner of Neyland Drive and Kingston Pike. WBIR Channel 10 anchor Moira Kaye will preside over the ceremony.
College of Education Health and Human Sciences News
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for 2012-2013. A collaborative venture between the university and the Knox County Schools, the Leadership Academy prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program.
Longtime actor, director, and producer Bill Landry will be honored on March 31, at the tenth annual Appalachian Spring gourmet dinner and auction being hosted by the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. The student-led event will include a wine-and-beer reception, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a four-course banquet with wine pairings.
College kudos: Get to know Professor Brian Barber and Professor Carol Costello from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
A group of UT Knoxville students and one faculty member will help prepare special events and conduct other behind-the-scenes work at this year’s NFL Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. TEAM UT, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, will work directly with the Indianapolis Host Super Bowl XLVI Committee for the February 5 event.
When South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics, Kyunsuk Kim hopes to be at the forefront of helping his country plan the international event. Kim, 36, a retired competitive alpine skier, this fall studied at UT Knoxville through the Next Generation Sports Talent program, an initiative designed to prepare retired South Korean elite athletes to be coaches and international sports diplomats.
Talented educators who aspire to be principals in the Knox County Schools are encouraged to apply to be a part of the third cohort of the Leadership Academy, a collaborative effort between the Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
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.
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.