Faculty & Staff


Tenure and Promotion Workshops Slated for September

There are three tenure and promotion workshops scheduled this month. Faculty who are preparing for tenure and/or promotion are encouraged to attend a session that fits their schedule. The meetings will be located in the Frieson Black Cultural Center Rooms 102, 103, and 104 at 9:30-11:30 a.m. September 8; 1:30-3:00 p.m. September 9; and 10:00-11:30 a.m. September 14.

National Emergency Preparedness Month Begins With Severe Weather Tips

Everyone has a role in the campus effort to be prepared for emergencies. Every student, faculty, and staff member is a critical part of the response. In its role of coordinating emergency preparation and response, the Office of Emergency Management will be sharing information throughout September, National Emergency Preparedness Month, to prepare our community to best handle dangerous situations. Severe weather is a common occurrence in East Tennessee. That familiarity makes it easy to forget how dangerous lightning, damaging winds, floods, and hail can be. Do you know how to protect yourself? Learn more at the campus Safety website.

Bembenek is Quest Scholar of the Week

Joshua Bembenek, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, recently received a prestigious five-year R01 grant award by the National Institutes of Health. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Bembenek as its Scholar of the Week.

Postdoctoral Fellow Honored for Helping Advance Latinas in Tech Field

Postdoctoral fellow Andrea Rocha, who works on Governor's Chair for Environmental Biotechnology Terry Hazen's joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory team, was chosen as one of thirty-two women worldwide to be profiled in Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine's "Latinas at Tech Giants" edition.

Khomami: Selection as AIChE Fellow Confirmation of Department’s Efforts

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers recently bestowed a top honor on UT's Bamin Khomami, as the group's board of directors announced his election as an AIChE Fellow.

College of Nursing Establishes Center for Nursing Practice to Advance Care

A new Center for Nursing Practice at the College of Nursing will be established thanks to a generous donation from Richard and Poppy Buchanan. Richard is a retired physician and Poppy served as a public health nurse in Tennessee for a number of years.

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