Three graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at UT Knoxville are recipients of the 2010 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF awards are given to students based on their potential as young scientists and for intellectual merit and broader impact. The fellowships are used to further their research.
Hansjörg Göritz, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design at UT Knoxville, has been recognized internationally as designing one of the most creative brick structures in the world. Göritz was recognized for Liechtenstein’s new state capitol forum and parliament, which was designed by his Germany-based firm.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, in partnership with the Latin American studies, Global Studies and political science programs, will host César Montúfar, professor of global social studies at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday. Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 7 p.m.
More than 150 UT Knoxville students are spending this week working at Camp Koinonia, a weeklong residential outdoor education program for 120 East Tennessee children with disabilities. The camp runs through Friday, April 16, at the Clyde M. York 4-H Training Center in Crossville.
Last week a sculpture commissioned by the Dogwood Arts Festival and created by two UT Knoxville students was vandalized beyond repair. A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism, which took place in James Agee Park in Fort Sanders.