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College of Arts & Sciences

  • By the time Ben Murphy graduated in 2015, he already had a pretty impressive resume that included directing a documentary and associate producing a film with an all-UT cast and crew.

  • FOCUS: The Cinema Studies program offers both a BA major and a minor. In both, students study the history and aesthetics of movies while also undertaking their own video productions. In addition to…

  • Knoxville native John Cullum is a two-time Tony Award winner who is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Holling Vincoeur on television’s Northern Exposure. The Clarence Brown Theatre honored Cullum with its CBT Artistic Excellence Award in 2015.

  • Tramell Tillman’s first stage role was at age ten, in a church play. “I was petrified,” he remembers. “I had to say one line, ‘Hello. How are you?’ When I said the line, all the nerves went away, and I was enthralled by all the energy. I thought, ‘I really like this.’”

  • Nathan Smith has spent the past year watching about 160 movies, organizing a pop-up movie event in Knoxville, writing for his own entertainment blog, and becoming director of hip hop programming for WUTK.

  • Brayan Zavala is very aware of the value of the education he’s received since immigrating with his parents from Mexico when he was just one year old.

  • When UT senior Lindsay Lee interviewed in the Rhodes Scholarship finals in November 2013, she convinced the committee that she’s going to change the world. She became one of thirty-two Rhodes Scholars chosen from a field of 857 candidates.

  • For more than eighty years, the Sears Tower has dominated the skyline in Memphis but has been empty for nearly two decades. Now, Christopher Miner (’95) is hoping to breathe new life into the building by transforming it into an urban village to serve as a gathering place for Memphis artists.

  • Sarah Keeton Campbell (A&S, ’04) has been selected to serve as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Campbell will clerk for Alito for one court term, starting in July.

  • Marion Oates’ love for nature began at the age of 10, when she was inspired by an aunt to start a leaf collection. As a donor, she is passing her conservation ethic to a new generation.

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