Steve Thomas, a longtime librarian at UT and a former president of the Faculty Senate, passed away on July 15.
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Ben Granger, former dean of the College of Social Work, passed away January 9 following complications from an illness. He was eighty-three.
Clarence Minkel, former dean of the graduate school and a professor of geography, passed away Monday. He was eighty-six.
John Seigenthaler—founding editorial director of USA Today, First Amendment champion, and freedom fighter—was laid to rest Monday in Nashville. Seigenthaler, who died Friday at the age of eighty-six, was awarded an honorary doctorate by UT’s College of Law last year. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek granted the award, saying the Nashville native “embodies the Volunteer spirit through his words, his service, and his commitment to truth, equality, and justice.”
More than 700 people paid tribute to Senator Howard H Baker Jr. on Monday on the UT campus. The alumnus and veteran died Thursday at his home in Huntsville, Tennessee. Yesterday his casket—draped in an American flag—was placed at the center of the rotunda of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Baker’s family gathered to greet friends, elected and appointed leaders, and many admirers throughout the day.
Rabia Gibbs, an assistant professor and librarian, passed away on June 15. Gibbs joined the UT Libraries in 2010 as a diversity resident librarian. In 2012 she was appointed digital services and access librarian in Special Collections. Funeral services will be held this week in Gibbs’s hometown of Philadelphia.
Dozier Copeland Cade, director of the School of Journalism from 1972 to 1978, died Saturday, April 12, in Nashville. Cade came to UT from Georgia State University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Journalism. A Memorial Service celebrating Cade’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, in Nashville.
Many in the campus community are mourning the loss of Sally Carter, a supervisor of the College of Law Library, who died early Monday in an accident in the White Avenue Parking Garage. Carter began working at UT in 1979. She started at Hodges Library and transferred to the Law Library in 1981. Reba Best, associate director of the Law Library, said colleagues are remembering Carter’s “strong work ethic, her skill and love for her job, and her commitment to the Law Library and college.”
Maureen Nalle, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, passed away on Friday at the age of sixty-one. Her teaching focused on the college’s continuing education, teaching, and community service. She also served in the US Army where she retired with the rank of major.
Kathleen Lawler Row, a former professor in the Department of Psychology, passed away Saturday at the age of 66. Her career at the university spanned more than thirty years during which she taught courses in child psychology, positive psychology, and the psychology of religion. Her research focused on health psychology, earning her national recognition for her work. She received the University Studies Award in 2003 for outstanding contribution to interdisciplinary studies and the Chancellor’s Award in 2002 for research and creative achievement.