MFA Student Nguyen Duc Diem Quynh Receives 2019 Art Future Prize
Nguyen Duc Diem Quynh (also known as Quynh Lam), a graduate student pursuing an MFA in Studio Art (Painting + Drawing) at the University of Tennessee, is one of 15 young and emerging artists selected for the 2019 Art Future Prize in Taiwan. Quynh was chosen for this honor from among artists in 48 countries in Asia. She was the only artist selected from Vietnam. In addition to the Art Future Prize, Quynh received the Special Jury Prize and an invitation to exhibit her work in Taipei this January. Read more about Quynh at the School of Art.
Grad Student Selected National Humanities Without Walls Fellow
Jeffrey Pannekoek, a PhD student in philosophy, was chosen to represent UT as a predoctoral fellow at a summer workshop organized by Humanities Without Walls, an association of humanities centers at 15 major research universities throughout the United States. As a predoctoral fellow, Pannekoek will spend July 15 to August 2 in Chicago at a workshop to learn about alternative career opportunities for humanities PhD graduates outside academia. Read more about Pannekoek and the workshop at Tennessee Today.
EEB PhD Student Co-Author on a Study Involving Evolution at the Extremes of the Food Chain
Samuel Borstein, a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is co-author on a recent study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This study challenges current ways of thinking about evolution in relation to where a species is positioned on the food chain. Read more about the study in Tennessee Today.
Graduate Student Uses Own Experiences, Research to Help Others
Amber Giffin graduates today with a Master of Science in educational psychology. Her goal is to improve support for sexual assault survivors and help better educate campus communities about sexual assault prevention. Read more about her work at Tennessee Today.
UT Grad Student Studies How Libraries Can Better Serve the Homeless
Olivia Forehand, a graduate student in the School of Information Sciences, has studied how libraries can better serve poor and homeless people in their communities. Her research, conducted last spring for the course Diversity Leadership in Information Organizations, taught by Professor Bharat Mehra, will be published this month in the International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion. Read more about Forehand’s Research in Tennessee Today.
Student Shares Her Experience Working on Documentary
In the September 2018 Torchbearer, Lindsey Owen, a graduate student in the College of Communication and Information, recounts her experience working with UT’s Land Grant Films on a documentary about the 100 millionth book being given away by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Owen learned not only about filmmaking but also how the program changes lives. Read her article, 100 Million Stories in Torchbearer.
Graduate Student Returns from White House Internship
Jorge Narvaez, a second-year doctoral fellow in the Energy Science and Engineering Program in the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, worked in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which advises the executive office on scientific affairs. As one of only eight interns and one of six in the policy sector, he conducted research concerning artificial intelligence, STEM education, and strategic management. Read more about Narvaez at Tennessee Today.
UT MFA Student Involves Knoxville Community in Creation, Installation of Murals
Graduate student Jillian Hirsch was reaching out to organizations in the Knoxville area for ways to bring mosaic murals to communities even before she arrived on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. A year of planning and creating later, a mosaic mural featuring Beaver Creek was unveiled at the Karns Senior Center in June. Read more about Jillian Hirsch in Tennessee Today.
Emily Simmons, Master of Music Graduate, Soloist at the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Every semester, we find outstanding vocalists to perform the national anthem and to lead the audience in the UT Alma Mater. For the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony, we are honored to have Emily Simmons as our soloist. She will be performing at the ceremony on May 10 at Thompson Boling Arena. Emily Simmons, soprano, graduates in the Spring of 2018 with a Master of Music in vocal performance. During her time with UT Opera Theatre she has been featured in roles such as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Abigail Williams (The Crucible), and Fortuna/Giunone (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria). Emily is proud to be a Vol!