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Antiques and Alma Mater 1

Last year, antiques appraiser Lark Mason (’77) came home to UT to film an episode of Antiques Roadshow at the McClung Museum, which will air on PBS in October. See Mason talk about his continuing work with the museum and his love of UT. Continue reading

Medal of Honor Project

Students and faculty in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) are working on a collaborative journalism project documenting the stories of those who have been awarded the military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor. Continue reading

A Conversation with Professor Schweitzer

After sixty-six years on the UT faculty, George Schweitzer is going strong in his research into body-scan technology and in the classroom, where he is testing a new way of teaching. Continue reading

Reading Appalachia

Jamie Osborne (’08) is not quite sure why, as a child, she was never introduced to children’s literature from her native Appalachia. As a master’s student she focused her thesis on the subject and is hoping to create awareness of the genre with a new exhibition. Continue reading

8 Odd and Awesome Things You May Not Know About UT

Oh, you didn’t know there are centaur bones in Hodges Library? Read all about some of UT’s other hidden gems and odd facts. Continue reading

Traveling Pants

Randy Lawson (’82) got quite a surprise recently when a pair of pants he wore in a Clarence Brown Theatre production turned up in a play he was working on in New York. Continue reading

Healing through Helping

David and Brittany Spence faced every parent’s worst fear when their son, Forrest, passed away at just fifty-five days old. To honor him, they created the Forrest Spence Fund to help families struggling with the non-medical needs of a critically or chronically ill child. Continue reading

Form Follows Function

While battling lung cancer, alumnus Michael Clapp’s mother saw the need for a garment for chemotherapy patients that would help create a more dignified treatment process. Clapp and his sister, calling on sewing skills taught to them by their mother, created One Day Apparel. Continue reading

Out of the Frying Pan

If you’ve never thought of a skillet as a work of art, you’ve probably never seen a Borough Furnace skillet. John Truex (’04) crafts each one from scrap iron in a furnace he designed himself. Continue reading

Broadway and Beyond

Conrad Ricamora (’12) was still a student at UT when he found out he would be one of the stars of the critically acclaimed musical Here Lies Love in New York. And soon, the award-winning actor may be making his way to your television. Continue reading