UT Program Reflects on Terrorist Tragedy

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee is hosting a program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Thompson Boling Arena to reflect on this week’s tragic terrorist attack.

UT Provost Loren Crabtree said the event titled “Reflections on September 11” is open to everyone at UT and the Knoxville community.

“This attack is a national tragedy and it is difficult to make any sense of it,” Crabtree said. “This gathering simply offers our campus and the Knoxville community an opportunity to reflect on what has happened, rise above it and look to the future.”

The program will include music performed by students and faculty from UT Music Department, readings from sacred texts and remarks from UT and local officials.

Scheduled speakers include UT Acting President Eli Fly, Crabtree, UT Student Government President Bradford Bricken, UT faculty and a representative from the Knoxville Mayor’s office.

Crabtree said UT also is planning a series of noon seminars, Sept. 17-21, at UT International House.

Tentative discussion topics include U.S. international affairs, the impact of terrorism and the United State’s response to it.

Complete information on the seminar schedules will be announced this week, Crabtree said.