College Scholars News

Graduating Haslam Scholars Prepare for Life after Commencement


Improving global health care. Designing better medical equipment. Revolutionizing the food industry. Teaching English in France. Those are just a few of the ways graduating Haslam Scholars plan to leave their mark on society after graduating. The Class of 2014 includes thirteen students from the university’s premier scholarship program. The graduates say the Haslam Scholars program challenged them academically, gave them a chance to work alongside leading faculty members, and afforded them the opportunity to travel and participate in extracurricular projects.

UT Senior Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Spain


Alex Houck, a senior, has received a 2014–2015 Fulbright International Scholarship to Spain. Houck will assist in molecular neurobiological research in Madrid, analyzing proteins in the brains of mice to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. He also will take intensive Spanish courses and volunteer at a university teaching hospital.

Holocaust Survivor, Playwright to Visit UT Production


Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Roald Hoffmann will be at UT for a staged reading of his new play Something That Belongs to You at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre. The performance, directed by Dennis E. Perkins, is free and open to the public, and Hoffmann will be available afterward to discuss his work.