More than one-third of teens report being “harassed” via cell phones, e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, chat rooms, blog postings or the Internet over the course of a recent school year. Professor David Dupper of the College of Social Work at UT Knoxville said these alarming statistics indicate “cyberbullying” and “cyberstalking” are on the rise.
College of Social Work News
The UT College of Social Work will see its first distance education master’s degree students graduate this week. Students began the program during summer 2008.
UT Knoxville’s nuclear engineering graduate program is now a top 10 program, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2011 graduate rankings. The program was ranked ninth in the country, rising three spots from last year. UT’s law, education and logistics programs also were ranked among the best in the nation.
Members of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work Organization (BSSWO) in the UT Knoxville College of Social Work are just shy of their fundraising goal for a student scholarship and are holding a benefit concert Friday, March 26, in hopes of meeting their $2,000 goal.
Two new ombudspersons will begin mediating disputes for faculty and staff at UT Knoxville on Jan. 1. The faculty ombudsperson will be Bill Nugent; the staff ombudsperson will be Elaine Wynn.