Office of Communications and Marketing News

Faculty, Staff, and Student Stories That Captivated Us in 2016

Innovative research. Great teaching. Inspiring personal stories. Each year, UT shares hundreds of stories about the game-changing work and personal achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. Here’s a look at stories that struck a chord with media, logged the most online hits, and made a lasting impression on many.

Faculty and Staff Present, Receive Award at Engagement Scholarship Conference

Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.

To China and Back: An Interview with Lola Alapo

Lola Alapo from the Office of Communications and Marketing spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about spending two weeks this summer teaching English in China. She was one of a group of twenty-eight UT faculty, staff, and students who took the trip.

Creative Staff Talk about Site Redesign for Podcast

The Office of Communications and Marketing’s Michael Purdy, senior interactive art director, and Leigh Shoemaker, assistant director of creative communications, were recently interviewed by Responsive Web Design Podcast about the redesign of UT’s website.