Author

Donna Spencer

  • She speaks with the quick energy of a longtime New Yorker, but Constance Shulman (’80) keeps a bit of East Tennessee with her—a lilt from the hills that’s part of…

  • Author David Madden, who recently received the Accomplished Alumni award as his papers were acquired by UT Libraries, ties together a diverse literary career.

  • Snowed in on campus one Friday afternoon, Chris Weller (’13) was thinking about fresh fruit. Specifically, he was thinking about the UMass Permaculture Initiative, a pioneering project with extensive campus gardens and orchards. He wondered if a project like it would work at UT. The climate is good and the campus is large enough. In his notebook, Weller wrote the words “Big Orange Orchard.”

  • 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.

  • Looking for a modern home with spectacular views of the Tennessee River, a rooftop garden, an infinity moat with drawbridge, a secure arsenal, and an escape stairwell to your very own boat canal—you know, in case of a zombie apocalypse? Look no further!