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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

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

Making College More Accessible

Our responsibility as a land grant institution is to ensure that all of Tennessee’s best students can attend the state’s flagship research university. A number of new initiatives are now helping to open our doors even wider. Continue reading

The Actor

Tramell Tillman’s first stage role was at age ten, in a church play. “I was petrified,” he remembers. “I had to say one line, ‘Hello. How are you?’ When I said the line, all the nerves went away, and I was enthralled by all the energy. I thought, ‘I really like this.’” Continue reading

One-time Latin teacher Frank P. Albright was among the Monuments Men who helped save some of Europe’s most important art and cultural treasures from the ravages of World War II. Continue reading