Alumni News

Alums to Be Featured on Food Network Competition Show

The Great Food Truck Race returns on the Food Network this weekend with seven teams of food truck novices—including a family of UT alumni—battling from New Orleans to Savannah, Georgia. Culinary and Catering program alumna Shona House of Rogersville, Tennessee, along with her two sons, heads up a team called Stick ’Em Up that serves various types of food on a stick.

Professor Offers Top Homework Tips for Parents, Students, and Teachers

Amy Broemmel knows about effective homework strategies. As a mom, former teacher, and current associate professor of theory and practice in teacher education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Broemmel has collected a wealth of helpful tips for parents, students, and teachers.

In Memoriam: David Bailey

David Bailey, a longtime supporter and graduate of UT, passed away August 7. He was 90.

Professor Offers Solar Eclipse Tips for Parents

Professor Elizabeth MacTavish encourages parents to experience the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 with their children. But how do parents explain one of nature’s most extraordinary events?

Eclipse 2017: What You Need to Know About Safety

T minus 18 days. On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.

Professors to Debut Film Honoring Pat Summitt’s International Legacy

Two UT professors will debut their film Pat: A Legacy of Love at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the Bijou Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sarah Hillyer, director of UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, and Ashleigh Huffman, associate director of the center, have spent the last three years producing the film dedicated to the late Pat Summitt, which features her role in rebuilding women’s basketball in Iraq.

UT Back in Space with Bresnik’s ISS Launch

Astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik flew to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket today, the latest chapter in UT’s 35-year track record with NASA flight missions. Bresnick earned his master’s degree in aviation systems from UT Knoxville through the UT Space Institute program in 2002. He is the 10th alumnus to complete a NASA mission in space.