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News Roundup, March 2019

3D technician Erin Tucker demonstrates welding steel to high school students during the metal sculpture workshop.

3D technician Erin Tucker demonstrates welding steel to high school students during the metal sculpture workshop.

High Schools from Memphis to Knoxville Participate in UT Arts Academy

Over 100 students from across the state participated in the 18th Annual UT High School Arts Academy. Students participated in such workshops as printmaking, photography, art and design, and metal sculpture.

Ambroziak Receives National Diversity Award

Katherine Ambroziak, associate dean and associate professor of Architecture has been named a recipient of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 2019 Diversity Achievement Award.  The honor recognizes work that effectively achieves diversity in curricula, incorporating contributions of historically underrepresented groups or contexts. Ambroziak’s engaged scholarship includes a number of longstanding projects in East Knoxville including the award-winning Odd Fellows Cemetery Reclamation Program. She is an active member of UT’s Academic Outreach and Engagement Council.

NIH Funds UT Research on Quality of Life of LGBT Caregivers

Joel Anderson, associate professor in the College of Nursing and his research team recently received a $151,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging to examine LGBT caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. They are seeking to understand how the intersection of being both LGBT and a caregiver may elevate a person’s risk of having overall poor health.