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Department Establishes Jon C. Levin Scholarship

April 12, 2016

The physics department has established a scholarship fund to honor Professor Jon C. Levin, who passed away last weekend. A passionate teacher, Levin was the Director of the Undergraduate Physics Program and oversaw the department’s scholarship program, among other responsibilities. He led an outreach project with Fentress County Schools and in 2010 became the faculty mentor for the UT Society of Physics Student, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. He also served on numerous College and University committees, and as Chair of the Undergraduate Council.

Levin received a B.A. in economics in 1976 from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics in 1986 from the University of Oregon. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a staff physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology before joining the physics faculty in 1993.

Though his research area was experimental atomic physics, the past few years saw Levin dedicate more of his time to teaching and directing our undergraduate program, where he was a profound influence on so many of our students. He will be greatly missed.

Among his recognitions were:

To contribute to this scholarship:

Checks should be made out to the UT Foundation, with a note on the memo line that the gift is for the Jon C. Levin Scholarship.

They can be sent to:

Don Eisenberg, CFRE
Director of Development
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
College of Arts & Sciences
137 Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-1331

You may contact Don with any questions at:

(865) 974-2504 or

You may also make a gift online at .


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