Heading into Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black, Constance Shulman (’80) talks about her time studying theatre at UT, the need to make your own creative opportunities, and a project close to her heart. Continue reading

Paula Pell (’86) and James Anderson (’85) met at UT but took their friendship and incredible writing skills and humor all the way to Saturday Night Live and Hollywood. Continue reading

A swimmer. A runner. A soccer player. We pay tribute to three women student-athletes—Kira Toussaint, Hannah Wilkinson, and Kali Davis-White—who recently represented Tennessee and their home countries well in the 2016 Olympics. Continue reading

What happens to all the stuff that people send after a tragedy occurs, and why do they even send it? Digital Humanities Librarian Ashley Maynor wanted to know, so she made a documentary about it. Continue reading

We Broke a World Record!

More than 4,200 Volunteers came together on March 29 to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human letter live on the Today show with weatherman Al Roker. Continue reading

Coursework: Dolly’s America

History honors students look at how a “hillbilly” girl from Appalachia grew up to become an international one-word sensation. The course pulls students in to study someone they thought they already knew and familiarizes them with analyzing popular culture as a historical source. Continue reading

Tennessee Songs

There’s nothing like a verse of the alma mater to bring a tear to a Vol’s eye, but did you know it wasn’t written by an alumnus? Take a look at the history behind a few of the university’s most beloved songs. Continue reading

Bedtime Story Tweet Goes Viral

Everyone loves a good bedtime story. Just ask UT student Andrew Kochamba, whose tweet about resident assistant Quamir “Q” Boddie reading him a bedtime story for his birthday went viral. Continue reading


For the second year in a row, music students have had the opportunity to work with a cappella master Avi … Continue reading