Author

Brooks Clark

  • Meet Trennie Williams, a student who will do almost anything for the love of his university—even donning Power T sweater vests and superhero tights.

  • A VOLstarter project urging more women to become engineers ends up opening new doors for UT students.

  • Joshua Dobbs may be best known for his game on the gridiron, but this engineering student dreams of taking to the skies.

  • Alumni Jill Brickey Hottel and her father, Joe Brickey, open up the underwater world to wounded veterans.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.’”