Diversity News

Memphis Mayor to Deliver Keynote at UT Law’s Fifteenth Blackshear Gala

A C Wharton

City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton will deliver the keynote address at the fifteenth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala, which recognizes and celebrates students and alumni who have positively impacted the UT College of Law through their commitment to diversity.

Civil Rights Pioneer, Professor Emerita Cynthia Fleming Honored

cynthia fleming

As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. During Black History Month, colleagues of the professor emerita will honor her work at UT as well as the trails she blazed as a civil rights pioneer.

VC for Diversity is Diamond Honoree

Rickey Hall, vice chancellor for diversity

Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall has been selected as an ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation 2015 Diamond Honoree.

UT Faculty Member Interviews Jimmy Carter for Upcoming Book


Amber Roessner, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media, interviewed former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The interview was for Roessner’s second book, tentatively titled Jimmy Who: Jimmy Carter and the Practice of Presidential Press and Promotion in the First Post-Watergate Election, due to be published by LSU Press in 2017.

Ready for the World Cafe Kicks Off Fall Season October 2

The community is invited to experience international fine dining and savor foods from various countries at the Ready for the World Cafe, which kicks off Thursday, October 2. Seven luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays through December 4 in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive.