UT alumnus Rich Middlemas got accidental inspiration for his Oscar-winning documentary, “Undefeated,” while keeping up with the Volunteer football team. A self-described “crazed college football fan,” Middlemas was reading a Memphis Commercial Appeal story in 2009 about the 16-year-old left tackle O.C. Brown of the Manassas High Tigers team.
UT Knoxville has more new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science than any other university in the South. AAAS has named 11 UT Knoxville faculty members to the 2010 class of fellows. In addition to once again besting all other regional universities, UT Knoxville has the second most new AAAS Fellows nationally, tied with Cornell University.
Minneapolis-based attorney Randy Hopper has been recognized with UT Knoxville’s Accomplished Alumnus Award. The award is sponsored by the UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs and recognizes graduates who have achieved great professional success.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
UT alumnus Chris Grabenstein, an acclaimed writer of adult and children’s books, will visit UT Knoxville on Oct. 1 for a lecture and book signing. The event, sponsored by the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, will be at 7 p.m. in the Frank H. McClung Museum auditorium. The UT Office of Alumni Affairs will sponsor a short reception during the book signing after the lecture.