David Schumann has been named the inaugural director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center. Schumann’s task is to create a functional center to aid both newly hired and veteran UT professors in their quest to become the best classroom teachers possible.
UT’s Department of Religious Studies, home of the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, has been selected to host a 2008-2009 Schusterman Visiting Israel Professor. Rivka Ribak, senior lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Haifa, will arrive at UT this fall.
This article focuses on General Motors Corp.’s collaboration with the renewable-energy company Mascoma Corp. The University of Tennessee is mentioned with regard to its partnership with Mascoma in building a pilot biofuel refinery to study the development of ethanol from switch grass.