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.
On Friday, Jan. 29, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and University of Tennessee/Genera Energy LLC will hold a grand opening celebration for one of the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol demo plants, and the only one dedicated to converting both agricultural residue and bioenergy crops to fuel ethanol. The facility, located in Vonore, Tenn., has initiated start-up and commissioning and will begin producing ethanol in mid-January.
University of Tennessee President John Petersen and all members of his executive staff will take a voluntary pay cut of 5 percent and will relinquish University vehicles provided as part of their total compensation.