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.
Christi Branscom, a City of Knoxville official and noted businesswoman, has been honored with the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT.
News anchor and reporter Sharrie Williams received the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT last week during her visit to campus to speak to journalism students.
A UT endowment established to honor longtime women’s athletic director Joan Cronan provides a graduate fellowship to Lady Vols who wish to follow in Cronan’s footsteps and advocate for women’s athletics. The first recipient of the Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship is four-time All-American softball star Raven Chavanne, who holds team records for career batting average and stolen bases.
The university will honor six alumni tonight with Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Awards, the highest honor given to alumni who have excelled at the national or international level in their field.
UT’s historic Hopecote guest house is currently undergoing upgrades. Workers will remove the home’s hail-damaged slate-tile roof, repair the structure underneath, install new water and ice-resistant roofing layers, and add new gutters and downspouts.