Becky Bolen, professor of social work, was interviewed by John Becker of WBIR for the station’s Service and Sacrifice series. Bolen teaches in a College of Social Work program that trains social workers to help clients deal with mental health issues. Special elective courses for military and veterans’ needs are available. Stephanie Pilkay, a PhD
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis has been awarded a two-year, $299,990 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess whether using real-world biology examples in college-level mathematics courses enhances student understanding of quantitative concepts.
Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will descend on UT this fall and put their mathematics skills to the test during this year’s UT Pro2Serve math competition. They’ll also vie for academic scholarships to UT. The News Sentinel featured the contest in this story. Oak Ridge Today also featured the news in this story.
The College of Nursing has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve clinical education for family nurse practitioner students.
National Public Radio featured the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection and Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, in this story. The donated collection contains 1,200 skeletons; it’s a draw for anthropologists, detectives and demographers who come to UT to learn how to read these bones.
It’s the beginning of another great academic year, and I wanted to make sure you are aware of the many initiatives the Office of the Dean of Students has launched to connect with you throughout the year.
Rocky Top Recovery Group is a new addiction recovery resource for the campus community. The group is for students, faculty, and staff who are in recovery, those thinking about recovery, or those who are allies of those in recovery. The first meeting is at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, at the Wesley Hous
Joshua Sangoro, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been recognized as a Top 100 reviewer by Macromolecules.
The latest national success for the Department of Nuclear Engineering came recently when the American Nuclear Society chose UT’s student chapter to receive the prestigious Samuel Glasstone Award for the best student chapter, a first for the university.
Potential law school applicants in East Tennessee are invited to attend a law school admissions workshop and recruitment fair on Wednesday, September 9, at UT’s College of Law.