Institute of Agriculture News

UTIA Project Receives Top Honor from Department of Defense

A project to identify and track threatened, endangered and at-risk avian species on U.S. Department of Defense facilities has been named the DOD’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program project of the year for 2016.

Boyer Receives SAEA Emerging Scholars Award

Chris Boyer, assistant professor of agricultural and resource economics, has been selected to receive an Emerging Scholars Award by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

UT Trustees Approve Tim Cross as Institute of Agriculture Chancellor

The UT Board of Trustees voted Thursday to confirm Tim Cross, longtime University of Tennessee leader and faculty member, as chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Cross has been serving as interim chancellor since September. He has been with UT for almost 23 years and served as dean of UT Extension from 2008 to

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Research Foundation Announces 2017 Maturation Fund Recipients

Improved wireless charging technology for consumer electronics, development of higher value-added material from waste produced during biofuel production, and novel materials for 3-D printing are among the projects receiving maturation funding from the UT Research Foundation.

Institute of Agriculture Interviews Underway

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

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UT Graduation Ceremonies Set for December 8 and 9

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 UT Researchers Named 2016 AAAS Fellows

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.