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A visit to the university’s Special Collections and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture can be like a trip around the world and back in time. For faculty and students, these two collections are virtual treasure troves of teaching and learning. Take a look at some of the objects of interest—global and local—to be found on campus. Continue reading

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. 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

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

For most students, game day means tailgating and parties. For junior Jessica Henderson—the second woman ever to serve as drum major of the Pride of the Southland Band—it means maintaining a long tradition of excellence and precision Continue reading

Glass Shop

With more than thirty years of experience in design, repair, and fabrication of scientific glass pieces, Bo Bishop’s work is … Continue reading

Baracksdubs

Fadi Saleh’s mash-up videos of President Obama “singing” along to popular songs on YouTube, known as Baracksdubs, have been watched by millions. Continue reading

Architecture 121

Students in Architecture 121 committed a communal act at the end of the fall semester when they broke into six groups and painted the Rock with unique themes and designs. Continue reading