The state deadline for college financial aid is quickly approaching, and state officials are asking parents and students to beware of official-looking letters promising student financial aid information for a fee.
Leaders from DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE), University of Tennessee and Genera Energy cut the ribbon on one of the world’s first cellulosic ethanol demonstration facilities, located in Vonore, Tenn. The 74,000-square-foot plant has started producing ethanol and will deliver low-cost, fully-integrated technology for commercial production of ethanol from agricultural residue and bioenergy crops, including corncobs and switchgrass.
Matt Kisber, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today a grant to the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) which will allow the organization to award $30,000 in Three-Star scholarships for city and county elected officials. The scholarships, overseen by the UT IPS and ECD, will be used for continued economic development education and 28 rural Tennessee counties and cities will be eligible to apply.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has raised nearly $16,000 for relief efforts in Haiti. More than $10,100 was raised during a one-day fundraising drive on the main campus of the Health Science Center right here in Memphis. UTHSC faculty, staff and students brought cash and checks to three different campus locations between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The University of Tennessee has selected the firm Parker Executive Search to aid in the search for a new chancellor at the UT Health Science Center.