Alumni News

Dave Hart Announces Retirement

KNOXVILLE,TN - AUGUST 11, 2015 - Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart during day 7 of Fall Football Camp on Haslam Field in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics

Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart, who is entering his sixth year at the helm of the Volunteer Athletics program, announced today that he will retire from the position of director of athletics, effective June 30, 2017.

Lifelong Vol Starts Freshman Year

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When Kristina Brown moved into her UT residence hall earlier this week, it wasn’t the first time she had stepped foot on campus. The freshman has been cheering on the Volunteers at football games for the majority of her life. Kristina and her younger brother started attending Family Weekend tailgates at a young age, but this year’s tailgate will be Kristina’s first Family Weekend as a student.

Fall Non-Credit Catalog Available Online


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Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares His Story with Freshmen


The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.

Classics Students Spent Summer Seeking Archaeological Sites in Morocco


Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.

That’s a Wrap! Students Complete Internship Working on Feature Film

Three UT students are working on the set of the Dog Years Movie. Filming at the Tennessee Theater. Movie stars Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase - Photo by Kellie Crye Ward, 7/1/16

Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.