Sarah Hillyer News

Professors to Debut Film Honoring Pat Summitt’s International Legacy

Two UT professors will debut their film Pat: A Legacy of Love at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the Bijou Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sarah Hillyer, director of UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, and Ashleigh Huffman, associate director of the center, have spent the last three years producing the film dedicated to the late Pat Summitt, which features her role in rebuilding women’s basketball in Iraq.

Exchange Program Provides Tennessee Experience for Venezuelan Coaches

The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently hosted six Venezuelan coaches as part of an exchange program through Partners of the Americas and the US Department of State. The four-day exchange focused on how participation in sports can inspire youth to create positive change in their communities and avoid the violence, gangs, and drugs that plague much of Venezuela.

UT, US State Department Partnership Among 2013’s Top Diplomacy Efforts

A partnership between UT and the US Department of State to engage women and girls from around the world through sports was named one of the nation’s ten best public diplomacy efforts of 2013. UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society partners with the Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program to implement the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports initiative.

Inspiring Ideas: College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Get to know David Cihak and Sarah Hillyer from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Cihak works with UT’s FUTURE Program, an initiative that aims to give students with intellectual disabilities a college experience while also teaching them how to live and work independently. Hillyer directs UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, which is partnering with the US Department of State on an initiative to empower women and girls worldwide through sports.

Senegalese Basketball Delegation Visits UT

A Senegalese basketball delegation arrived at UT last week as part of the US Department of State’s global effort to engage women and girls through sports. The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society will host the twelve female basketball players and two coaches until February 1 through the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, a global effort established by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.