One hundred years ago, in June 1913, one of the pioneering feats of human physical endurance occurred when four men became the first to reach the summit of Alaska’s Denali/Mount McKinley — the highest peak in North America. Among them was a 21-year-old Knoxvillian named Robert G. Tatum. Tatum later donated his Denali diary and
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Elgin Kintner had two passions outside of his practice as a physician in Maryville — photography and hiking. He combined the interests in a collection of panoramas of the Great Smoky Mountains he snapped on his hikes. Though Kintner died at age 90 in 2008, his private photographs are available for all to see now thanks
On June 7, 1913, four climbers—including Robert Tatum, a young Episcopal missionary from Knoxville—were the first to reach the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, the highest peak in North America. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount McKinley. To commemorate the centennial, the UT Libraries is displaying items from its Robert G. Tatum Papers collection. The display will be open throughout the summer.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Maryville physician Elgin P. Kintner often hiked into the Great Smoky Mountains and captured the breathtaking views with his camera. The public can now enjoy those photos too, courtesy of the UT Libraries. The library staff has transformed them into an online digital collection.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Did you know that spending time with your furry friends can ease stress? Ed Cortez, professor and director of the School of Information Sciences, had the big idea of making studying more relaxing for students by visiting with service dogs.
Cesar Millan, better known as the Dog Whisperer, has featured the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT) program and the role its animals will play in helping students relieve stress during finals week. The article also highlights their upcoming visit to the UT Libraries. The HABIT dogs remain one of the campus’s more popular finals week
As final exams draw near, many areas of campus are offering ways to help students focus, unwind, or both. And while the first step of being ready for finals is staying healthy, students will have activities ranging from ice cream socials to puppy play time to help soothe their frazzled nerves. Classes end this Friday. Monday, April 29, is a study day. Finals begin Tuesday, April 30.
Five of the best doctoral students in the Creative Writing Program will share their work with the community on April 22. Stephanie Duggers, Christian Anton Gerard, Tawnysha Greene, Daniel Wallace, and Ryan Woldruff will read from their work at the last Writers in the Library event of the semester. The reading will be in the Hodges Library Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
From medieval poetry to Greek myths, Marilyn Kallet has drawn inspiration from many sources. Kallet, a UT English professor, has a new book coming out this year. She will share both her inspiration and her work with the community as part of the Writers in the Library series on April 15. The reading will be in the Hodges Library Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Tennessee high school students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are invited to a symposium at UT on Saturday, April 6. The inaugural Big Orange STEM Symposium (B.O.S.S.): High School Outreach will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library. UT Libraries is sponsoring the event. The symposium is free, but participants are encouraged to register online. The registration deadline is Friday, March 22. A free lunch with be provided for registered students.