Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, will be the new dean of the UT College of Law. Wilson will begin on July 1, 2015.
The Haslam College of Business recognized the accomplishments of two alumni and one corporation during its sixth annual Alumni Awards Gala on November 14.
Hawaiian Tropic Founder Ron Rice, a 1964 UT alumnus, returns to campus this week to talk to students, meet with alumni and receive an Accomplished Alumni Award.
The university has launched a new crowdfunding site, VOLstarter. The site offers a way for students and departments to raise money for projects that change lives.
Twenty-three years ago, Marshall Ramsey was a UT student, drawing cartoons for The Daily Beacon.
Kelly Leiter, dean emeritus of the College of Communications at UT, passed away on Saturday, November 15, at his home in Knoxville.
For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant’s moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.
Curious about how an actor gets into character? Kathleen Buckley, associate professor of theatre, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how actors break down a script at this week’s final Pregame Showcase before the Vols take on the Missouri Tigers.
Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and a proven expert in corporate turnarounds, will receive the 2014 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, November 14.
A group of UT students who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, will share their experiences at an open forum and discussion session, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in Room 27 of the Alumni Memorial Building.