Urmila Seshagiri, associate professor of English, will spend her summer putting the pieces of Virginia Woolf’s life together thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend.
Joy Harjo, an internationally recognized poet, musician, author, and playwright who serves on UT’s English faculty, has won one of the nation’s largest literary prizes in poetry.
Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to “migrate” to higher elevations in order to survive.
Faculty and staff have begun moving into the new Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building. The facility’s innovative design has already piqued the interest of universities around the country.
As a poet and military veteran, MFA candidate Jeb Herrin has found success—and solace—drawing on his five years as a medic with the third infantry division during Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Herrin, who will participate in the graduate hooding ceremony on Thursday, has won awards for his poetry and had his work published several journals and an anthology. His thesis is a compilation of war poems.
Eight UT students—the largest number to date—have been offered prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2017–18 academic year to study and teach in cities around the globe.
William Mercer, a lecturer in the Department of History, was recently interviewed for the PRX radio program Your Weekly Constitutional.
Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor in the Department of History, was a recent guest columnist for America Magazine. Her column, titled Emmett Till: The Lynching That Shook the Conscience of the World, expanded on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, Illinois.
Here is a gallery of photos from the 2017 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, which honored accomplished faculty, staff, and students. The annual gathering is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.
UT’s Papers of Andrew Jackson project has won an award for its recently published volume. The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832 at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month.