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Cassandra Sproles

  • Before Thompson-Boling Arena opened in 1987, the university played host to big-name acts in other venues on campus. From the final concert of legendary classical pianist Sergei Rachmaninof in 1943 at Alumni Memorial Auditorium to musicians like…

  • For more than sixty years, Smokey has been running the sidelines at football games and bringing joy to Vols young and old. Find out more about the blueticks that have come before and the hound whose howl now echoes in the stands.

  • FOCUS: The Cinema Studies program offers both a BA major and a minor. In both, students study the history and aesthetics of movies while also undertaking their own video productions. In addition to…

  • Knoxville native John Cullum is a two-time Tony Award winner who is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Holling Vincoeur on television’s Northern Exposure. The Clarence Brown Theatre honored Cullum with its CBT Artistic Excellence Award in 2015.

  • A UT Law alumna and two vet med professors helped make history through their involvement in the US Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage across the United States.

  • Professor Judy Cornett combines her love of law and literature for a unique perspective on Harper Lee’s iconic character Atticus Finch and the new book Go Set a Watchman.

  • A visit to the university’s Special Collections and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture can be like a trip around the world and back in time. For faculty and students, these two collections are virtual treasure troves of teaching and learning. Take a look at some of the objects of interest—global and local—to be found on campus.