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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. 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

Bud’s Best Bud

Johnny Dantonio (’07) has struck advertising gold twice with the writing of Budweiser’s heartfelt and much-loved Super Bowl commercials. Continue reading

With a career that began at the Daily Beacon, Paige Braddock (’85) has captured readers with thriving comic strips and is the gatekeeper for all things Peanuts Continue reading

The Philanthropist

A bow tie can say a lot about a man, and in Harrison Collins’s case it says he’s passionate about water. Specifically, clean water. 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

The Entertainer

Nathan Smith has spent the past year watching about 160 movies, organizing a pop-up movie event in Knoxville, writing for his own entertainment blog, and becoming director of hip hop programming for WUTK. Continue reading