Community News

Always a Volunteer: Cheek Reflects on Eight Years as Chancellor

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.

McClung Museum Opens Divine Felines Exhibition on Saturday

The McClung Museum opens the new exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt on Saturday. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Eighty items from the Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view through May 7.

UT to Host Events Celebrating Black History Month

Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero behind Hotel Rwanda, and Bree Newsome, the activist who removed the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House, are among the speakers who will be at UT during February to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to hosting well-known speakers, other events will celebrate African American music, international dance, and diversity in the workplace.

Wade to Speak in TEDxUTK Event

Eric Wade, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, will be one of eight speakers at the TEDxUTK event on Saturday, February 11, at the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre.