Alumni News

Spanish Speakers Needed to Serve Gatlinburg Community

The Dollywood Foundation is looking for bilingual interpreters to volunteer during check distribution for victims of the Gatlinburg-area wildfires on Monday, February 27, and Tuesday, February 28.

“Hi, I’m Beverly”: Chancellor Davenport Talks about Getting Started at UT

One of Beverly Davenport’s first meetings on her first day was with student reporters of the Daily Beacon newspaper—an indicator of what she considers a top priority as the new UT Knoxville chancellor. “I love seeing the students, because they are really why we are here,” she said. “The students will lead us—their inspiration, their energy, and their enthusiasm. They are going to . . . put Tennessee on the map where it belongs among the premier and preeminent universities in this country and in the world.” >> Video: Chancellor Davenport’s First Day

Civil Rights Leader to be Honored at CCI Diversity Banquet on Friday

The College of Communication and Information will honor the Reverend Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday.

Video: Celebrating Chancellor Cheek

Watch a video of UT’s faculty and staff talking about what they admire about Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and his work on behalf of the university.

Trailblazer and Computing Pioneer Teaches Students to Seize Opportunity

Mark Dean spent over three decades at IBM, where his innovations led to the company’s original PC and its color monitor, the Industry Standard Architecture bus (which allowed other devices to plug into IBM PCs), the first gigahertz complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) microprocessor, and the Blue Gene supercomputer.