Graduate education at UT earned high marks in the new U.S. News and World Report rankings, with programs in business, law, engineering, information sciences, nursing, and education listed among the best in the nation.
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Scott Senseman, professor and head of UT’s Department of Plant Sciences, will serve as the Weed Science Society of America president-elect in 2017, and Larry Steckel, professor of plant sciences, will serve as vice-president.
Two members of the AgResearch leadership team were recently honored at the annual Research Center Administrators Society meeting in Mobile, Alabama.
On-campus interviews in the search for the next chancellor to lead the UT Institute of Agriculture began yesterday and continue through December 9. Finalists will visit Knoxville, Columbia, and Jackson for meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. UT Institute of Agriculture Interim Chancellor Tim Cross is the first finalist to participate in
Graduate hooding will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, and undergraduate commencement will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 9. Both events will be held in Thompson-Boling Arena. The university will award 1,136 undergraduate degrees, 661 graduate degrees, and six law degrees. Also during the undergraduate ceremony ROTC cadets will be commissioned.
Four professors with UT ties have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science class of fellows for 2016: Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, George Ostrouchov and Baohua Gu. The fellows will be inducted in February 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.
The Institute of Agriculture will host its International Programs Showcase from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, in Hollingsworth Auditorium.
The search for the next chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture began Friday with the first meeting of the search committee.
The Institute of Agriculture is presenting 3 Day Startup, an intensive, hands-on entrepreneurial program that teaches how to start a company by starting a company.
Lisa Michell Capps Vito, research assistant in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology for sixteen years, died Sunday.