Life of the Mind News

Life of the Mind: Winners Announced, Kidder Meets with UT Freshmen

Last week, “Mountains Beyond Mountains” author Tracy Kidder visited campus to give a lecture as part of the Life of the Mind program. He also met with freshmen and signed copies of his book. At Thursday night’s lecture, he talked about what it was like to get to know Farrmer, who founded Partners in Health and has worked extensively to improve health conditions in some impoverished areas of Haiti, Peru and Russia.

Life of the Mind Book Author Here Today

Tracy Kidder, author of this year’s Life of the Mind book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” is on campus today to speak to freshmen. Kidder will give a lecture and sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. today in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium. Although this event is open only to university freshmen, it can be viewed via live webcast.

‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’ Author Visits UT Knoxville to Talk to Freshmen

Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of this year’s Life of the Mind book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” will visit UT Knoxville on Thursday for a lecture and book-signing. The event is open only to university freshmen and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Building’s Cox Auditorium.

Faculty and Staff Needed for Life of the Mind Discussion Groups

Each fall, first-year students read a common book in the Life of the Mind program. The goal of Life of the Mind is to provide a common experience for freshmen that will help them bond and grow academically, and ultimately improve their chances for success in college. An important part of Life of the Mind is participation in discussion groups led by faculty and staff members during Welcome Week.