Posts By: Lola Alapo

In Memoriam: Clarence Minkel


Clarence Minkel, former dean of the graduate school and a professor of geography, passed away Monday. He was eighty-six.

UT Landscape Architecture Park(ing) Day Event in the News

Students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design last week turned several metered spaces near Market Square downtown into temporary mini-parks. They designed the small recreational spaces as part of Park(ing) Day, an annual event that transforms public parking spots into temporary public spaces. Several media outlets highlighted the UT effort including: Knoxville News

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UT’s Engineering, Supply Chain Management Rankings In the News

The College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration’s supply chain management program rose in national rankings, according to the US News and World Report’s 2015 rankings released this week. The College of Engineering is now ranked 32nd among all public universities and 57th among all undergraduate programs. The supply chain management program ranks third among public

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In the News: UT Libraries Acquires Andrew Jackson Bible

UT Libraries recently acquired the Bible in which President Andrew Jackson’s family recorded household births, marriages, and deaths for more than half a century. Several media outlets have highlighted the news including: Chattanooga Times Free Press The Knoxville News Sentinel

UT students help expand ‘Rocky Top’ brand


UT students are helping to expand the Rocky Top brand by designing products that eventually end up on store shelves. WATE-TV Channel 6 featured the students and UT’s Rocky Top Institute in this story.

Rocky Top: The history behind the song


Ann Fairhurst, head of the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, was recently interviewed by WBIR-Channel 10 about the history of the Rocky Top song  and UT’s Rocky Top Institute, which allows students to develop products around the brand. See the full story here.

UT loans once-vandalized Greenwood Mural to Knoxville Museum of Art

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UT has loaned its historic Greenwood Mural to the Knoxville Museum of Art. The News Sentinel recently featured the news in this article. The painting is the work of celebrated muralist Marion Greenwood. She painted it while she was a visiting professor at UT from 1954 to 1955.

Tax Firm to Revive Arthur Andersen Name

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Accounting Professor Joseph Carcello was recently quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about a tax firm’s plan to revive the Arthur Andersen name. The  Arthur Andersen firm collapsed more than a decade ago in the wake of the Enron Corporation scandal. A San Francisco-based tax-consulting firm run by former Andersen partners is buying the rights

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