Recent PhD Graduate Receives McKinley Award
For Naijia Hao and countless others, the spring 2020 semester ended abruptly and without the usual fanfare and celebration typically associated with completing a PhD program. Hao didn’t even get to say goodbye to many of her friends and colleagues before she left Knoxville for New Mexico to begin a post-doctoral research associate position.
Former Refugee Finds New Home on Rocky Top
For many students, one of the most important aspects of the university experience is the chance to leave home and become part of a new community. For Cedric Twizere, a master of accountancy student at the Haslam College of Business, finding that sense of belonging has been particularly meaningful. To read more about Twizere’s experience at UT you can go to the Haslam College of Business’ student spotlight here.
Entomology and Plant Pathology Grad Student Spotlighted in Catalyst
Matthew Longmire is a graduate student in entomology and plant pathology who was recently featured as a Graduate Student Spotlight in Catalyst, the newsletter of the Office of Research and Engagement. Longmire’s research compares how selecting cover crops affects the composition and density of different arthropods, a classification that includes insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. His study focused on the most popular cover crop species—grasses, mustards, and legumes—for soybeans. Read more about Longmire and his work at the Office of Research and Engagement.