Celebrate the written word of African American culture at the African American Read-In from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, February 24, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library.
Wendell Scott was the first and only African American driver to win a stock car race at NASCAR’s highest level.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has released its schedule for lectures and events this spring.
Henri Grissino-Mayer will present “The Gatlinburg Fires–What Mother Nature Is Telling Us” at the Science Forum from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D.
Beginning with a gift from the legendary director Clarence Brown in 1973, the UT Libraries began assembling a collection of screenplays, scripts, movie posters and other items documenting East Tennesseans who have made their careers in film.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek recently received a Legacy Award for Excellence through Leadership from Tarleton State University, his alma mater.
At UT, they are experts in food science, crop science, investments, accounting, information science, and photography.
With a gift of $500,000, Suzanne S. Masters, a 1989 graduate of UT’s School of Advertising and Public Relations, has established the DeForrest Jackson Endowed Professorship, named after her favorite professor.
As he prepares to join the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek reflected on what he calls “the best job I’ve ever had. … As I think about everything that has happened in my time here—there are so many good things and great accomplishments—I am most proud of the hard work of the team on our campus.” Related: Read a report celebrating Cheek’s legacy.
This is Faculty Appreciation Week, our annual celebration of faculty.