Before the Vols take on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, fans will be asked to pause for a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Former Vol Patrick Lenoir will honor his brother, who died in the World Trade Center, and first responders from around the state will be recognized for the risks they take every day.
9-11 tenth anniversary News
When two planes slammed into the Twin Towers in New York City a decade ago, it was the first time an important national event caught UT Knoxville senior Derek Mullins’ attention. That day served as a wake-up call for many current UT students, most of whom were in middle school at the time.
James Cody and Andy White are both former military personnel who are now members of the UT faculty. They each recount where they were when they first heard what was happening on September 11, 2001, and how those events impacted their lives.
September 11, 2001, was one of those days you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the awful news. Here, three UT faculty and staff members recall what they were doing that day.
To art professor Baldwin Lee, the place known as Ground Zero was always just “home.” In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Lee returned to the area to chronicle the destruction, as well as the reaction of people who had come to see Ground Zero and pay their respects to those who died there. His photo montages have been displayed in the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Marilyn Kallet, English professor and director of UT’s Creative Writing Program, was at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on the morning on September 11, 2001. She was returning to Knoxville after giving a poetry reading at an actor’s co-op in the East Village the night before.
Amy Z. Mundorff, assistant professor of anthropology, will kick off this season of science forums at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with her own harrowing story of being at the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks and sorting through the aftermath to help identify victims. The brown-bag lunch talk will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. Friday in Dining Room C-D of the Thompson-Boling Arena. It is free and open to the public.
Public relations students at UT Knoxville are marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a book sale to benefit families affected by global terrorism.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information (CCI) is sponsoring a screening of the documentary film The Falling Man. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 8, in the CCI Auditorium in the Communications Building. The event is free and open to the public.
A musical selection that incorporates messages left at Ground Zero will be part of a UT Knoxville concert to mark the tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11. Sifting through the Ruins will be the centerpiece performance of the School of Music’s Faculty Chamber Music Concert.