Two UT professors will debut their film Pat: A Legacy of Love at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the Bijou Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sarah Hillyer, director of UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, and Ashleigh Huffman, associate director of the center, have spent the last three years producing the film dedicated to the late Pat Summitt, which features her role in rebuilding women’s basketball in Iraq.
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T’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is kicking off a $40 million fundraising effort as part of UT’s Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign. The college is celebrating the public phase of the campaign, which has raised $33 million to date, at tonight’s annual Educators Hall of Honor induction ceremony.
UT student-athletes will partner with campus and local community organizations from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, to present the first-ever UT Sports Fest, an event to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in sports. The free event will be held at the Robert E. White Indoor Field in UT’s Anderson Training Center.
Joy DeSensi, UT Chancellor’s Professor Emerita and longtime scholar and practitioner in the field of sport management, passed away April 1, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 71.
Sixteen emerging leaders in disability sport—including current and former national athletes, Paralympic executives, social entrepreneurs, and inclusion advocates from 15 countries—are participating in the second annual Sport for Community program, led by the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society.
For the fifth consecutive year, UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society will implement the US Department of State and espnW’s Global Sports Mentoring Program, a five-week cultural exchange program partnering international female sports leaders and female executives.
UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society hosted program alumnae and coaches in Mexico recently on a mission to reach and empower more young women through the power of team sports.
From August 21 to 24, Karen and Ralph Weekly, Tennessee softball co-head coaches, led clinics and shared the value of getting more girls involved in sports in Mexico.
UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently wrapped up a five-week exchange program to empower international leaders in the field of disability sport.
Fifteen sport leaders from thirteen countries are in the United States for a five-week mentorship program that focuses on using sports to promote disability rights and inclusion.