The Appalachian Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project partnership works to winterize local homes, build a clean drinking water kiosk, distribute and demonstrate carbon monoxide monitors based on the type of heating sources many families use, conduct health surveys, assess flood damages, train hospital staff on basic and advanced disaster life support, and develop prototypes
The Center for Native Grasslands Management focuses on improved outcomes for farms, forests, and rural communities throughout the region. The center promotes the advancement of science in grasslands conservation, including forage production, sustainable forest management, biofuels production, wildlife conservation, and economic development.
This week’s featured partnership is the Forensic Anthropology Center, which offers training to law enforcement, as well as assistance with identification of remains, at the world’s first natural outdoor lab developed for forensic studies. Center members also work on international recovery efforts and teach in the National Forensic Academy, a training program in evidence identification,
This week’s featured partnership is the Center for Transportation Research. CTR partners with state and local agencies, businesses, and industry throughout the country. CTR works with community agencies to meet the needs of transportation-disadvantaged residents and conducts a summer transportation academy for seventh- and eighth-grade girls.
This partnership with the Department of State and espnW empowers girls and women from developing nations using a sport, leadership, and planning curriculum that is developed, implemented, and evaluated by the Center for Sports, Peace, and Society. Through the partnership, girls and women are becoming social entrepreneurs, developing projects that raise awareness and call for
UT’s partnership with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a unique and mutually beneficial relationship. This collaboration supports and enhances public access, appreciation, financial support, preservation and stewardship of the park, while providing essential educational, research, and service-learning opportunities for students and faculty.
This week’s featured community partnership is the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center, which seeks to improve regional water quality through community-based projects, outreach, education, training, and community empowerment activities.
Commodities for Communities is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. The partnership allows farmers to support the university by gifting portions of their crop to the UT Foundation.
The Academic Health Department, this week’s featured partnership, establishes a relationship between public health practice and academia. The program provides students with field placement, internships, and service-learning opportunities, while providing faculty with practice-based research experience.
Habitat for Humanity and UT and For the Kids at UTK are this week’s featured partnerships. The Habitat for Humanity program partners with community members to build homes, and For the Kids at UTK helps to support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
The International Health Care Mission is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. The program immerses students in a new culture, sharpens their skills, and gives them an intensive clinical experience.
Partnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. Through class visits, teaching workshops, field trips, and collaboration with the East Tennessee Historical Society on National History Day, faculty provide content enrichment for history teachers, along with shared, mutually beneficial discussions about teaching methods.