UT seeks to address a potential shortfall in the geoscience industry by expanding and diversifying the geoscience workforce through a new project that will attract and recruit community college students to four-year programs at UT.
Larry McKay News
Due to UT’s weather closure on Wednesday, the forum featuring Larry McKay, candidate for vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, is being rescheduled. A new date and time will be announced as soon as it is set.
Three internal candidates for vice provost and dean of the Graduate School will hold open forums at which they will make presentations and answer questions from the campus community.
A native of British Columbia, Canada, Larry McKay had to pull out a map to locate the state of Tennessee twenty years ago when he was invited to UT. Knoxville was the place he wanted to go to start his career as a professor after he learned the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences would award him the Donald H. Jones Professorship of Hydrogeology. The endowed professorship, established by 1950 UT geology graduate Donald Jones and his wife Flo, has given McKay the opportunity to combine his love of teaching with research.
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.
Do you know what is in your drinking water? A study by a UT Knoxville professor may have you thinking twice the next time you fill up that glass of tap water.
Larry McKay, head of UT Knoxville’s earth and planetary sciences department, will lead this week’s College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Faculty Showcase. The presentation focuses on McKay’s research of the movement of viruses and bacteria in groundwater and streams. McKay’s presentation, “Germs and Geology: Emerging Issues in Waterborne Pathogen Research,” will begin at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 7, in the University Center ballroom on UT’s campus.