With a gift of $500,000, Suzanne S. Masters, a 1989 graduate of UT’s School of Advertising and Public Relations, has established the DeForrest Jackson Endowed Professorship, named after her favorite professor.
As he prepares to join the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek reflected on what he calls “the best job I’ve ever had. … As I think about everything that has happened in my time here—there are so many good things and great accomplishments—I am most proud of the hard work of the team on our campus.” Related: Read a report celebrating Cheek’s legacy.
This is Faculty Appreciation Week, our annual celebration of faculty.
Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention?
A group of freshmen from UT’s Haslam College of Business spent part of their winter break in Cuba. They returned not only with fun memories, but also cultural insights that will help them as they continue their studies. The students were in the 2016 First-Year Experience in Cuba program, which seeks to engage business students with global business issues and expose them to study abroad opportunities.
Two UT students are participating in the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement conference at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, today through Sunday, February 5.
The McClung Museum opens the new exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt on Saturday. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Eighty items from the Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view through May 7.
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.
UT is one of the universities profiled in the Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck 2017 edition, available today in bookstores and online.