While many children were focused on their favorite television programs, playing kickball outside, or dressing up as princesses, UT graduate student Angelina Parrino dreamed of going to college.
After several years working for WalMart corporate headquarters, Robert Pellegrino was hungry for a different type of challenge.
Alex Houck, a senior, has received a 2014–2015 Fulbright International Scholarship to Spain. Houck will assist in molecular neurobiological research in Madrid, analyzing proteins in the brains of mice to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. He also will take intensive Spanish courses and volunteer at a university teaching hospital.
Ediobong “Edi” Ebiefung, a senior, has been chosen as one of forty students from the United States to participate in the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship. He will be going to Amsterdam. “The opportunity means a lot to me, and I am honored that I was selected,” said Ebiefung, who was born and raised in Chattanooga, the son of parents who emigrated from Nigeria.
What will it take to bring supercomputers to the next level? Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will discuss during a live chat hosted by American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science at 4 p.m. today. You can join the chat by visiting the Science website.
From cave art to clean water to nuclear security, UT faculty are being recognized for their teaching and research in a variety of disciplines. Seven professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to their 2012 class of fellows.
Five current students or recent graduates from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have received grants from the Fulbright US Student Program to work and study abroad. This is the largest number of student Fulbright winners that UT Knoxville has had in at least twenty years.
UT Knoxville continues to be among the top 10 universities in the nation for the number of new fellows named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS has named eight UT Knoxville faculty members to the 2010 class of fellows. Seven of the new fellows hail from the College of Arts and Sciences and one from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The Office of the Provost is seeking candidates for the position of Faculty Director for the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF). The ONSF was originally established in late 2007 with the mission to encourage, inform and mentor students who wish to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.
A gift from an alumna is helping UT Knoxville’s College of Arts and Sciences attract the best and brightest students to its graduate programs. The Newton W. and Wilma C. Thomas Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences will establish 13 graduate fellowships for doctoral students in those disciplines beginning next fall.