Diversity News

Staff Member Inducted into Inaugural Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame


As executive director of Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities, Alan Muir has brought together universities, employers, and US government agencies to focus on the careers of college graduates with disabilities. Last month, Muir was recognized for his outstanding work when he was selected as one of the members of the inaugural class of the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Knoxville Immigrants Invited to Participate in ‘Unknown Americans’ Project


The First-Year Studies program is partnering with Cristina Henriquez, the author of this year’s Life of the Mind book, The Book of Unknown Americans, and inviting the Knoxville community to participate in “The Unknown Americans Project” on Tumblr. The aim of the project is to shed light on the often untold stories of immigrants in America.

Trailblazer: Mark Dean a Pioneer in Many Ways

Mark Dean

For his contributions as a computer scientist, an inventor, and someone who helped shape the modern world, Mark Dean is being honored as the Trailblazer Series speaker for February. He’ll speak about his life and career at 12:30 p.m. on February 26 in the auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library.