Faculty & Staff News

Retired Professor is Honorary Slovenian Consul, Home is Consulate


For Lydia Pulsipher, a retired UT geography professor, sharing her Slovenian culture is a way of life. Since 2010, Pulsipher has served as honorary consul of the Republic of Slovenia for Tennessee—and she’s opened her home to serve as the consulate.

Judy Flanagan Honored for Service

In a ceremony at the College of Communication and Information, Judy Flanagan was honored for her service to the university.

Associated Press Highlights Norrell Book on Alex Haley

History Professor Jeff Norrell recently published a new biography exploring the rise of author Alex Haley to national celebrity and his great literary influence. The Associated Press picked up the story, and it has been featured in numerous national news outlets.

USA Today Interviews Inwood about Student Activist Movements


USA Today interviewed Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program, for this story examining how protests over racism at a Midwestern university is a wake-up call for campuses nationwide and signals a new sense of racial consciousness.

Center for Transportation Research Announces 2015 Fellows

UT’s Center for Transportation Research has selected three faculty members from the College of Engineering, one from the Department of Economics and one from the Haslam College of Business as part of its 2015 Fellows class.

Ridin’ With Rick: Barnes Gives Students a Lift to Class


UT students were treated to Uber-like service from head coach Rick Barnes on Wednesday as the first year headman took to campus with an orange-clad Polaris ATV to give a few lucky students a lift to their morning classes.