Meredith McGroarty

  • 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.

  • By many accounts, the most popular exhibits at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville were the displays of ancient artifacts, like China’s 2,200-year-old terracotta warrior statues, or futuristic inventions, like Japan’s picture-painting robotic arm. Attendees also fondly recall the German beer hall, the Korean dancers, Tennessee bluegrass concerts, and President Ronald Reagan’s opening speech.

  • Artist Lee Benson (BFA, ’84; BS, ’86; MFA, ’90) remembers when his sons, Aaron (BFA, ’09) and Zach (BFA, ’11), used to play with the wood and clay in his studio. Now, more than a decade later, the three men are collaborating on their first professional project as a team—a public piece to commemorate the effects of the 2010 flooding in Nashville.

  • The United States’ relationship with the Middle East has the potential to change greatly in the years to come, and the next generation of American diplomats, scholars, and citizens should better understand this complex region. To that end, UT is creating a new Arabic studies program to give students in-depth instruction about the Middle East.

  • Take a look at the UT Printmaking program, which is ranked fourth in the nation, and student Ashton Ludden. Her printmaking work poses questions about the morality of the meat industry and animal agriculture.

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    Pet Therapy

    by Meredith McGroarty

    Most people with pets know that coming home to their dog or cat at the end of the day can produce a sense of relief or contentment. Now, a UT program is bringing the positive power of pet therapy to nursing homes, schools, and other facilities across nearly all of northeast Tennessee.

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    Open Books

    by Meredith McGroarty

    Three UT Knoxville professors offer some smart reading experiences that don’t require an advanced knowledge of the source material.

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