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Professor’s Photos Remember Auschwitz


Seventy years have passed since the liberation of prisoners held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. More than a million people were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when Soviet troops liberated the camp. Professor Rob Heller took the photos at Auschwitz in 2007 while in Poland to attend the opening of his Living On photo exhibit.

Telling Stories in a Tennessee Coal Town


Professor Rob Heller is featured in The New York Times for his photography class, which has turned into a twenty-two-year project documenting the town of LaFollette, Tennessee. There wasn’t much of a photography program when Heller arrived at the university. A few of his students became professional photographers, but he worked hard to teach them how to see and tell stories.

UT to Celebrate National Day on Writing Wednesday

UT Knoxville will mark the second annual National Day on Writing on Wednesday, Oct. 20, with “UT Writes,” a day-long series of events on the second floor of Hodges Library. The activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include a graffiti walk, a haiku station, a writing outpost, opportunities to give personal interviews about writing, spoken-word open-microphone performances and haiku and poetry slams. All events are free and open to the public.