In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

Black History Month


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. The professor emerita of history has had a life of firsts. She spoke with WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit about being a civil rights pioneer.

UT names Pride of the Southland Band directors

Knoxville News Sentinel

UT this week announced permanent leadership for the Pride of the Southland Band. Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. The News Sentinel highlighted this news in a recent story (login required). The Low Country Current also featured this news in this

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Continuing Ed At 30,000 Feet: Virgin America Offers The Great Courses


A recorded lecture course by History Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be offered as part of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment, beginning February 1. Liulevicius’s lecture, Becoming a Spy; from the course Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History, is one of thirteen that will be offered from The Great Courses. The free lectures range in topic from cooking tips to

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Social work society honors 2 UT professors

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two professors who were recently honored by the Society for Social Work and Research for their continuous role as mentors and as well as leaders and scholars in the field of social work. Bill Nugent and John Orme are faculty members of the College of Social Work. Read the story

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Under the Moonlight


History Department Chair Ernest Freeberg’s work was cited in the podcast 99% Invisible about how street lights transformed the experience of being in a city at night. Freeberg is the author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America. In his book, Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney

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Getting a handle on health care leadership

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s healthcare leadership program, the newest track of the executive Master of Business Administration program. Read the story here.

Jobless rates drop in Georgia, Tennessee

Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently featured Bill Fox in an article about jobless rates in the southeast, namely in Georgia and Tennessee. The two states added jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country last year, but both states still ended 2014 with a higher unemployment rate than the US average, according to

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UT creates business institute for aerospace, defense

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s new Aerospace and Defense Business Institute in this article (login required). The institute, based in the Haslam College of Business, will help the university better organize and build aerospace- and defense-related research, education, and training. The Maryville Daily Times also featured the institute in this article.