Faculty & Staff


News Sentinel: Study: Fewer military veterans among area’s homeless

The News Sentinel this week highlighted the College of Social Work and its efforts to help East Tennessee residents and officials better understand the issue of homelessness. The number of homeless individuals who identified themselves as military veterans during interviews with researchers is among the lowest since the mid-1980s in Knoxville and Knox County, according […]

Faculty, Staff, Students Receive Awards at Annual Honors Banquet

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments and service last night during the annual Honors Banquet. The banquet is the university's largest honors event of the year. Distinguished Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor Harry "Hap" McSween was named as the 2014 Maceberaer, the highest faculty award. Twelve graduating seniors received the Torchbearer award, UT's highest student honor.

Students to Compete in EPA Design Challenge in Washington, DC

UT students head to Washington, DC, this week to compete in the second phase of the US Environmental Protection Agency's P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability. The projects will be exhibited on the National Mall April 25–27 as part of the National Sustainable Design Expo. Winners will receive up to $90,000 in grant funding to turn their designs into real-world applications and implement them in the marketplace.

UT Offers Free English Course to Facilities Workers

A group of Facilities Services workers are getting an opportunity to sharpen their English skills thanks to a free program offered by the English Language Institute. The class, which began in January, meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Four faculty from ELI volunteered to teach the class on a rotating basis, and about nine facilities staffers, all of whom speak English as a second language, have stuck with the course. The final class of the semester is Friday, April 25.

Research Compliance Officer Lawson Retiring After Quarter Century

The administrator who has ensured ethical treatment for people who are the subjects of UT research projects is stepping away from that responsibility after almost a quarter century. Brenda Lawson, compliance officer for the Office of Research and Engagement, will retire on June 30. A reception in her honor will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Executive Dining Room. Lawson, who has administered the university's Institutional Review Board, joined the research office in May 1991 as an assistant to the university's compliance coordinator.

Partial Closure of Circle Drive Set for Saturday

A portion of Circle Drive on the Hill will be closed to traffic early in the morning on Saturday, April 26, as workers transport roofing materials for Dabney-Buehler Hall. The road will be closed east of Ayres Hall, with the western portion converted to two-way traffic to allow accessible parking and deliveries on the Hill.

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