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Motown Maven

Though Valisia LeKae (A&S ’01) earned a degree in psychology, she knew the stage is where she really wanted to be. Now, she has a Tony Award nomination under her belt for her portrayal of Diana Ross in Motown the Musical. Continue reading

Materials Science & Engineering

Metals and alloys, polymers and plastics, ceramics, semiconductors, and composites all help to make up materials science—a field that is at the forefront of modern technological advances. But what exactly is it, and why is UT’s program so special? We’ll let our students give you the lowdown. Continue reading

10 Reasons Our New Buses are Awesome

Been on campus lately? You may have noticed the spiffy new buses hauling students to and fro. But for those Vols who no longer reside in Big Orange Country, here are the top ten reasons the new buses are so awesome. Continue reading

UT Dedicates Confucius Institute

Earlier this month, officials from UT and a Chinese university gathered on campus to dedicate the Confucius Institute, which seeks to sponsor cultural activities and exchanges between China and the state of Tennessee. Continue reading

Thank a Donor Day

Would you make a difference for UT? Tyson Alumni House’s new student organization, IMPACT, is focused on just that—helping the … Continue reading

Faculty Spotlight: Dan Simberloff

“Alien Spaceships to Attack Earth in March 2013!” Yes, this is a real headline. However, this is not quite what we are referring to when we mention invasions on earth. While there is not actually an alien attack on our planet, earth is being invaded by progressive and invasive species—and Dan Simberloff knows all about them. Continue reading

Bittersweet Symphony

Famed composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff performed his last concert in Alumni Memorial Auditorium in February 1943. Seventy years later, that performance is being celebrated with the “Rachmaninoff Remembered” concert. Continue reading