Posts By: Lola Alapo

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

Knoxville News Sentinel

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

wall street journal

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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UT has ‘no plans’ for new band director search

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel recently highlighted the Pride of the Southland Band and its preparations ahead of this fall’s football season. The band will march under Interim Director Don Ryder. The band also has a few surprises for fans during the season opener against Utah State on August 31. Read the full story here.

UT Supply Chain program ranked 3rd in US

Knoxville News Sentinel

UT’s undergraduate supply chain program was recently ranked third in the US, according to a report from Gartner Inc.,  a leading industry company. The News Sentinel highlighted the rankings in this story.

UT doctor: Be careful about West Africa travel

Knoxville News Sentinel

Ebola, a highly infectious virus disease, has been blamed for more than 900 deaths in four West African countries. An East Tennessee doctor treating Ebola patients in West Africa recently returned home to Morristown and is currently under quarantine. Paul Erwin, a doctor of internal medicine and head of the Department of Public Health, interviewed

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First New Residence Hall in 45 Years Opens to Students Next Week

Fred Brown Room

The Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall, the first residence hall built in forty-five years at UT, will open its doors next week to about 700 undergraduate students. The residence hall boasts state-of-the-art technology and an environmentally conscious living space. The opening of the new hall will assist UT in accommodating a larger residential population – 7,400 students will live on campus this year.