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Awards, Honors, and Recognitions

Michael Best, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, received an award from the National Institute of General and Medical Sciences for his project, “Labeling of Lipid Products Using Synthetic Tagged Metabolite Probes to Analyze Lipid Biosynthesis and Trafficking.”

Stephen Blackwell, professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, co-edited a book titled Fine Lines, which was named one of the “Top 20 Books of 2016” in Nature’s books and arts blog, “A View from the Bridge.”

The American Library Association selected Immigration and Population, authored by Stephanie Bohon, associate professor, and Meghan Conley, lecturer, in the Department of Sociology, as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2016.

Michelle Brown, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, is the 2016 Critical Criminologist of the Year.

Daniela Corbetta, professor in the Department of Psychology, attended the 2016 ICDL – Epigenetic Robotic meeting near Paris as the keynote speaker. Her work was also featured in the October 2016 edition of the Observer, the publication of the Association for Psychological Science.

Kristi Gordon, professor of psychology, published an article on her work on forgiveness in the January 2017 issue of the Monitor, a publication of the American Psychological Association.

Bill Hardwig, associate professor of English, won the Region 3 Excellence in Advising – Faculty 2017 award from NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Jeff Kovac, professor of chemistry and director of the College Scholars Program, was invited to speak in the Swiss Academy of Sciences Ethics Lecture Tour, a series of lectures that took place in the chemistry departments of Swiss Universities in the fall of 2016.

Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Art, hosted Maine artist Kate Katomski for a collaborative print in conjunction with exhibitions on the marble industry and its history in Knoxville at the Knoxville Museum of Art and the Museum of East Tennessee History.

The membership of the National Association of Schools of Music elected Jeff Papas, director of the School of Music, to the executive board as treasurer of the association.

Suanne Wright, associate professor in the School of Art, co-curated a major international loan exhibition titled “Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints,” which was presented at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, from September 17, 2016, to January 9, 2017.