“Clearly, the book is not dead.” That was the message University of Tennessee Libraries Interim Dean Linda Phillips shared with an audience gathered to honor UT faculty members who published books in the past year. An April 13 reception in the John C. Hodges Library was hosted by the University Libraries, the Office of Research,
Mark Hairr, program director for the Center for Energy, Transportation and the Environment at UT Chattanooga, has been named the new director of Parking and Transit Services for UT Knoxville. Hairr will start on May 1.
Finalists have been named in the search for a new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the four finalists will be interviewing on campus and will participate in public forums for the campus community during the weeks of April25 and May 2.
According to Kristina Gordon, UT associate professor of psychology, forgiveness is a process that reduces “unforgiveness”—bitterness, anger—and increases positive regard—love, compassion. Gordon will speak about “Shattered Relationships: Understanding Betrayal and Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships” at noon on April 29 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D at UT Knoxville.
After taking a three-year hiatus, the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration is participating in the 2011 TVA Investment Challenge (TVAIC) — a unique, innovative partnership between TVA and twenty-four universities in its service area, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Wei He, an assistant professor in UT Knoxville’s College of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. He received the award for her project “Immunologically Responsive Therapeutic Biomaterials to Modulate Wound Healing in the Nervous Systems: An Integrated Research and Education Plan.”