Faculty Appreciation Week College Kudos: Get to know Associate Professor Suzie Allard and Associate Professor Michael Palenchar from the College of Communication and Information.
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Jessica Waugh spends her days working as a librarian in the Chesterfield County Public Library in Richmond, Va. At night, she attends classes at UT Knoxville, where she is completing her master’s of science degree in information science and working on her thesis. She’s not racking up miles on her car, though. She’s merely logging hours on her computer. Waugh is among the growing number of students completing their advanced degrees at UT Knoxville via distance education.
The College of Communication and Information at UT Knoxville will receive $3.2 million over five years — the largest grant award the college has ever received — to participate in a National Science Foundation project to help create a data network that will enable earth and environmental scientists worldwide to share and preserve their research. The project is called DataONE, with ONE being short for Observation Network for Earth.