Arts & Culture

David Sholl wearing a blue dress shirt, standing in front of a mural wall with imagery of research in action.

Scholl Selected as UT-ORII Executive Director

In April, David Sholl was named the executive director of the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute.

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A crowd of attendees fill the Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center.

UTK tops Attendance Records

UT Knoxville topped national attendance records across football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball events during the 2023-24 season.

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A black female student wearing graduation robes and cap smiles while waiting for the commencement ceremony to begin.

UTS Seniors Leave Lasting Legacy

On graduation day at UT Southern, 56 seniors donned red and orange cords showing they participated in the Senior Giving…

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Six aero engineering students stand for a photo holding up their red and blue electric motor-propelled aircraft.

UTM Aero Team Shines

The UT Martin aero engineering team took fifth place at the 2023-24 Society of Automotive Engineers Aero Design Competition.

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A Sacred Space

UT Southern children's literature conference continues teacher's love of students.

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Ink in the Blood

UT Martin alumnus Daniel Richardson enjoys the challenge of small-town newspapers.

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Blue bookshelves completely full of multi-colored books.

UT Leaders Share Book Lists

Leaders from the University of Tennessee share the books that have impacted them—or ones they’re reading or planning to read.

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UT System President Randy Boyd reads to Union Grove Elementary School second graders in 2022.

The Stories We Share

Stories have the power to inspire, teach and connect us, and they play a vital role in shaping our understanding…

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Artist and Educator Barry Moser (Chattanooga '62)

A Look back at Barry Moser

Chattanooga-born artist and educator Barry Moser has illustrated and designed over 300 books throughout his career.

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Writing from a Blue Flame

UT Knoxville alumna Monica Brashears' gothic novel named as one of the best books in 2023.

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From left, UTC Vice Chancellor for Access and Engagement Stacy Lightfoot, Bernice King, Ilyasah Shabazz and UTC Student Government Association President Chamyra Teasley participate in UTC MLK Day 2024.

UTC Celebrates MLK Day

UT Chattanooga celebrates MLK Day with daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

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Participants in the fifth cohort of the Executive Leadership Institute gather for their first meeting.

ELI Kicks off with Orientation Session

The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership held an orientation session for the fifth cohort of the Executive Leadership Institute.

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Middle and high school students took classes and studied a range of music before giving a concert during UT Southern's first music camp.

UTS Hosts First Summer Music Camp

Middle and high school students from Giles County and beyond participated in UT Southern’s first summer music camp in June.

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Angela Davis Speaks to Full House

Prominent educator, author and lecturer Angela Davis highlighted UT Chattanooga Martin Luther King Day 2023 festivities, speaking to a standing-room-only…

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Fine Arts Center Reopens After Four Years of Renovations

The 456-seat Roland Hayes Concert Hall and the 256- seat Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre are finished, and performances are returning.

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Ellie and Drew Holcomb

The Troubadour and the Songstress

Music weaves throughout this UT Knoxville couple’s story of a friendship turned to love.

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Beauford Delaney (Knoxville 1901-1979 Paris), Abstraction #12, 1963, Oil on canvas, 51 ½ x 38 ½ inches, Knoxville Museum of Art, 2018 purchase

Carried in His Heart

UT Libraries purchased Beauford Delaney’s personal archives to bring the Harlem Renaissance painter home.

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Hands playing the piano

A Musical Revolution

A UTC alumna uses music to change health care.

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Featured photo: Left, Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frederick Douglass) in American Prophet, which ran July 15-Aug. 28 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Photo By Margot Sschulman

Whispering Truth

A UT Martin and UT College of Law graduate stood on the wings of a stage this summer to witness…

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Maya Campbell, Spanish instructor

From Tunes to Letters

The Tennessee Language Center uses music, literature and calligraphy to help students learn.

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Eli Norrod plays with the alphabet wheels at Plateau Discovery Gardens in Crossville

Abloom with Art

UT Gardens feature art to inspire and teach.

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Left to right: Darryl Jones, James Ragain, Ron Staples (seated), Mark Anderson, Vernon Pennington, Kyle Fagala, Tim Lanier (seated right front)

A Different Drummer

UTHSC’s dental faculty can often be found behind the mic, the guitar and the keyboards as The Dentones.

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Jessica Miller. Photo By Dustin Kramer

Like Magic

This UT Southern and UT Chattanooga graduate always knew she wanted to be a writer, but the Simon and Schuster/Atheneum…

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