On Thursday afternoon, Shalanda Baker spoke about racial injustice in conjunction with the transition to clean energy as part of the Howard Baker Center's Distinguished Energy and Environment Lecture Series.
UT’s Campus Events Board hosted author Chanel Miller to speak about her book “Know My Name” on Tuesday. This event was held as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
On Tuesday night, a panel of financial experts spoke to students about the importance of financial literacy and how it can increase independents for both artists and students.
The Office of Multicultural Student Life hosted legend Jenifer Lewis on Monday night as a collaboration with the Black Cultural Programming Committee.
Hosted by Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee, Nora Berenstain spoke to students on Friday afternoon about sex work and administrative violence.
On Monday afternoon, professor Andrew Curran discussed questions of race theory in the 18th century as part of the UT Humanities Center’s Ninth Annual Distinguished Lecture Series.
Just as UT President Randy Boyd and leaders from the university system across the state were finishing their annual State of the University address Friday morning, United Campus Workers and supporters gathered at Circle Park to protest an event that went unmentioned at the celebratory address.
On Thursday night, the literary nonprofit and magazine Poets & Writers hosted its annual fundraising gala, with dozens of acclaimed writers and poets sharing their experiences with the beloved organization. Only this time, the event was held virtually and steamed to over 1,000 online attendees.
As of Thursday, the UT Medical Center has opened up COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Pfizer vaccine for all UT community members 16 and older.
On Friday, a virtual event was held as a part of an ongoing Be Well Sleep Well speaker series. This event was the second part of this series and focused on the effects of sleep deprivation, how sleep patterns change over time and ways to maximize your sleep.
On Thursday, the Office of Multicultural Student Life hosted a virtual event with actress Loretta Devine for this year’s Legends Lecture.
On March 16, the Campus Events Board hosted an in-person and online panel featuring Sarah Thomas, one of the most distinguished women in the NFL.
This spring, seniors at the University of Tennessee are getting ready for the biggest event of their college career: graduation week.
Hosted by UT’s Campus Events Board (CEB), author Angie Thomas spoke to students over Zoom on March 9 about racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as her writing process and career experience.
Hummingbirds, butterflies, dogwood flowers -- and this year, bird houses -- will all soon bring added beauty and life to the University of Tennessee’s Gardens.
On Thursday, March 4, the Center for Student Engagement and the Campus Events Board hosted a Zoom lecture with ALOK Vaid-Menon as part of Culture Week, which runs from March 1 to March 5.
For the very first time, the student-run Phoenix Literary Magazine has produced a public pop-up exhibit of student artwork from its upcoming spring edition. The exhibit, running until March 15 in the Student Union gallery, features mixed media pieces including poetry, photography, paintings …
On the evening of Tuesday, March 2, artist and activist Jessica Caldas spoke about her work that is now on display as part of the “Women’s Work” temporary exhibition at the McClung Museum.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Africana Studies program hosted the second part of a four part roundtable series on the carceral state in Appalachia, with a focus on the historical roots of mass incarceration in the region that UT calls home.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Center for Student Engagement held “Adulting 101: Travel the World for Less,” an event educating students about travel tips on a budget.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Diversity Student Leaders Society, part of the College of Communication and Information, hosted a conversation with panelists about the U.S. educational system and the history of different cultures entitled "History Swept Under the Rug."
With the virtual spring job and internship fair coming up on Thursday, Feb. 18, it’s never too early to begin preparing for the event.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Howard Baker Center hosted a lecture by Eric Gomez as part of their Global Security Lecture Series. Gomez is the director of defense policy studies at Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank organization based in Washington, D.C.
On Monday, Feb. 8, the English Department held a virtual reading that featured award winning author, Crystal Wilkinson. Wilkinson read her work and spoke about her experience of becoming an author and finding her voice.
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, UT's School of Journalism & Electronic Media and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists co-hosted a conversation with Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin and Angela Dennis, the creators of the podcast “Black in Appalachia.”
On Thursday, Jan. 28, the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture hosted its second session in a series of webinars on the topic of the mysterious Easter Island.
On the evening of Jan. 28, Professor Ernest Freeberg spoke to students over Zoom about his research and work on the ASPCA, as well as its history.
Short story writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires knows how not to change the way Black people are treated in America. Thompson-Spires grew up in the 80s in Southern California and saw her fair share of news reports which played the brutality enacted on Black bodies on loop.
Businesses across the country have struggled to find safe and sustainable ways to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to imagine how issues surrounding COVID-19 might compound when a business owner is deaf.
On the weekend of Nov. 19, the UT class of spring 2020, along with the fall class, was finally able to walk across the stage and formally graduate. Original graduation plans in the spring were disrupted due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On Friday afternoon, Nov. 20, Laura Leibman joined the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies at UT to give a talk on her book “The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects.”
Grant and Julia Rigney are living what many see as an academic fairytale. Upon their graduation from UT in 2019, Grant became UT’s eighth Rhodes Scholar and the pair moved to Oxford, England, home of one of the world’s oldest and most renowned universities.
On Wednesday evening, the International House hosted an event over Zoom featuring Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a woman with an incredible story of survival and hope, which she shared with participants, as part of International Education Week.
This week is International Education Week (IEW), the product of a joint initiative between the U. S. Department of Education and the U. S. Department of State.
“Answering the Call” explains that the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a civil rights activist who was killed when peacefully demonstrating in 1965, would “spark the plans for a march from Selma to Montgomery” to express the need for voter rights. UTK Libraries screened the film as part of its …
The critic Alfred Kazin once appraised the work of James Baldwin by saying, “to be James Baldwin is to touch on so many hidden places in Europe, in America, the Negro, the white man — to be forced to understand so much.”
UT custodians and supporters gathered Friday in front of the Torchbearer at Circle Park to demand hazard pay from the university. Attendees held up signs in solidarity as students, custodians and one faculty member spoke out in support of providing hazard pay of $2.50 and raising the minimum…
Tarana Burke, founder and executive director of the “Me Too” Movement, will always remember the morning of Oct. 15, 2017. It was the day she woke up to discover that the work and words she had put together to talk about sexual violence had turned into a viral Twitter hashtag, survivors shari…
From Academic Inclusive Initiatives comes “Being U at UT: Exploring Authentic Leadership,” a two-day event held over Zoom about student success and being a leader in your own individual ways, led by program coordinator Jamie Clinton and graduate assistant William Cutts.
Although things continue to change and look different than in years past on college campuses, due in part to the pandemic, new ideas have sprung up and creative alternatives for events have started to appear.
Most know the Gallup firm for two things: its public opinion polls and the Clifton Strength Assessment, invented by Don Clifton in 1999.
University Libraries hosted its continued Voting Rights Film Series this Thursday. The film featured was “Suppressed 2020: The Right to Vote.”
TEDxUTK’s latest salon event, titled “Crossing the Divide,” was born out of necessity. With an election just four weeks away, the inability of many Americans to engage in meaningful conversation with those of the opposite party or of a different creed seems to pose an existential threat.
At the time of Oct. 2’s Diversity Dialogue, the nation was 32 days away from the 2020 presidential election. Tennessee’s voter registration deadline is even closer, with registrations closing on Oct. 5.
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