Alumni News

McClung Museum Hosts Meditation, Yoga, and Lecture Series in July

On Fridays this July, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture invites the community to join the museum for “A Month of Mindfulness.” Each hour-long session will allow participants to step out of the heat and hustle of summer and into the museum for an hour of guided meditation, lecture, and yoga practice.

Board Approves Naming of the Frieson Black Cultural Center

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The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal today to rename a popular student programming and support building for UT Knoxville alumni Ron and Don Frieson. The building previously known as the Black Cultural Center, on Melrose Avenue on the Knoxville campus, is now named the Frieson (fry-son) Black Cultural Center.

R. J. Hinde Appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

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R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.

Alumna Brings Downton Abbey to Life in Exhibit

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The popular PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has come to life through an exhibit at Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, curated with the help of a UT alumna. The “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” exhibition, open through May 25, displays forty-five costumes worn in seasons one through four of Downton Abbey.