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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

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

One-time Latin teacher Frank P. Albright was among the Monuments Men who helped save some of Europe’s most important art and cultural treasures from the ravages of World War II. 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

Reading Appalachia

Jamie Osborne (’08) is not quite sure why, as a child, she was never introduced to children’s literature from her native Appalachia. As a master’s student she focused her thesis on the subject and is hoping to create awareness of the genre with a new exhibition. Continue reading