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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For the second year in a row, music students have had the opportunity to work with a cappella master Avi Kaplan from the Grammy Award–winning group Pentatonix. Kaplan visited campus…

  • Commander Mike Alverson (’95) gave UT a shout-out in a big way when he led the Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes in a rousing rendition of “Rocky Top” at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

  • Del Bryant, son of the duo who penned “Rocky Top,” visited with student groups on campus and served as grand marshal for the Homecoming parade.

  • Famed composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff performed his last concert in Alumni Memorial Auditorium in February 1943. Seventy years later, that performance is being celebrated with the “Rachmaninoff Remembered” concert.

  • Musicians team up with UT’s NIMBioS to create original songs about scientific themes, with the goal of using these songs to communicate scientific concepts to the public in a way that’s more entertaining than draining.

  • Pamela Yvonne Tillis attended UT Knoxville in 1979. She is a country music star and daughter of country music great Mel Tillis. She was Country Music Association 1994 female vocalist…