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As the World Turns

By many accounts, the most popular exhibits at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville were the displays of ancient artifacts, like China’s 2,200-year-old terracotta warrior statues, or futuristic inventions, like Japan’s picture-painting robotic arm. Attendees also fondly recall the German beer hall, the Korean dancers, Tennessee bluegrass concerts, and President Ronald Reagan’s opening speech. Continue reading

Zombie Survival Gets a Dream House

Looking for a modern home with spectacular views of the Tennessee River, a rooftop garden, an infinity moat with drawbridge, a secure arsenal, and an escape stairwell to your very own boat canal—you know, in case of a zombie apocalypse? Look no further! Continue reading

Vol Spirit Abroad

Our alumni are jet setters, and when they go abroad they take UT with them. Take a look at some of the places that our alumni have shown off their Vol pride. Continue reading

She’s Got Character

Daytime hooker. Murderous meth addict. Cannibalistic baker. Vengeful werewolf. Not everyone can put jobs like that on a résumé and still find success. But not everyone is Independent Spirit Award-winning actress Dale Dickey, who starred this summer on HBO’s True Blood. Continue reading

Comedienne Leanne Morgan live at Homecoming

Leanne Morgan, a nationally known stand-up comedienne, is the most recent honoree of the Accomplished Alumni program. You can see Morgan perform live at Homecoming for Friday Night Live at the Square, set for November 2 at Café 4’s Square Room. Continue reading

Welcome Back BBQ

Looking for a way to get ready for the Vols football season? Join alumni and fans at the annual Welcome Back Barbecue, hosted by the Knox County alumni chapter, on Wednesday, August 22, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Continue reading

The Toy Maker

Jeremy Padawer (’99) knows a thing or two about turning fairy tales into reality. Just tune into Nickelodeon’s NickToons channel to catch Monsuno, an animated children’s show that Padawer executive produces and co-created. The series and its toy line are slated to launch in more than fifty countries by the end of 2012. Continue reading