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Antiques and Alma Mater

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

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.” 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

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

Jed DeKalb (’76), the state’s chief photographer, has spent more than three decades photographing a succession of five Tennessee governors. But he got his start at UT, capturing a slice of campus life in the 1970s. 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