Local experts and a UT forensic anthropologist will take on a civil rights-era cold-case murder investigation from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, February 24.
The College of Communication and Information will honor the Reverend Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday.
Celebrate the written word of African American culture at the African American Read-In from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, February 24, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library.
The English Language Institute is seeking volunteers to serve in its Conversation Partners program.
Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick recently held listening sessions with three key campus advisory groups—the Commission for Blacks, the Commission for Women, and the Commission for LGBT People.
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.
Kids of all ages can celebrate Black History Month through books that explore rich contributions that have been made by African Americans.
Students in an entrepreneurial journalism course this fall participated in an international competition to create a social media campaign and strategy to instruct young journalists on how to responsibly report instances of extremism. The campaign was co-sponsored by the US Department of State and Facebook. The UT students came up with the “Report Responsibly” campaign, which provides a call to action for aspiring journalists and media guidelines for reporting on acts of extremism.
Illness and tragedy sidelined senior Diamond Rayborn for a while, but the 23-year-old Memphis native managed to stay focused on her goal. Rayborn will graduate on Friday with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a collateral in international business from the Haslam College of Business.
Miranda Gottlieb, who graduated from UT last spring, has been named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in China. She is the first UT student to be selected for the program, which launched in 2015.