UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was at his alma mater today to award scholarships to four incoming freshmen. This year’s scholarship recipients are Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.
From working at food banks in multiple states to sprucing up neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Atlanta to working at a summer program for kids in rural Tennessee, students and alumni around the country are joining forces this summer to underscore UT’s volunteer tradition.
The Knoxville Mercury named Grow Bioplastics, a company begun by UT students, as a likely candidate to be the next big thing.
UT’s Culinary Institute is offering a variety of cooking classes this summer.
Stone, Mesh and Metal: Prints by Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price and Koichi Yamamoto is the featured exhibition in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery through September 1.
The McClung Museum has teamed up with Knox County Public Library and other area partners to offer summer enrichment opportunities for children and teens.
The UT Leadership Academy has announced its class of fellows for the 2017–18 academic year.
Phil Bredesen—Tennessee’s 48th governor—received an honorary degree from UT Knoxville at the graduate hooding ceremony Thursday evening.
Tom Winston is not your typical UT grad. The 73-year-old has been the associate dean of the medical school and the director of the hospital and clinics at the University of California–Davis, and he’s served as CEO of several health care organizations. “I decided to go to law school because I was bored with retirement,” he said.
WUOT, the public radio station licensed to UT, has won two first-place Golden Press Awards.