This year’s Black History Month celebration marks milestone anniversaries for the Frieson Black Cultural Center and the Office of Multicultural Student Life.
On November 15, the night before Garth Brooks’s sold-out concert inside Neyland Stadium, Ashley Humphrey stood a few feet away from the singer during his sound check, waiting to ask for a favor. “Garth, will you sign my graduation cap?” she shouted during a pause in the music.
More than 50 years ago, Judi Herbert graduated from UT with a bachelor’s degree in English. On Friday, October 11, the Writing Center, housed in UT’s College of Arts and Sciences, will be dedicated in recognition of her long history of support for the center and the university.
As the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in the UT Department of English, Professor Joy Harjo encouraged her students to pay attention to the details of life in order to develop the craft to speak and write with knowledge, compassion, and fluency.
Kristi Larkin Havens, lecturer and administrator in the Department of English, passed away April 29.
Joy Harjo, the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in English, has been appointed to the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets.
Mayor Madeline Rogero named Marilyn Kallet Poet Laureate for the City of Knoxville in a ceremony in June.
Senior Peter Cates has spent his time at UT molding his future.
In a recent interview with WBIR, English assistant professor Jessi Grieser finds that your accent may be the reason your phone doesn’t understand you. Grieser, who focuses on sociolinguistics, says that we speak in fluid sounds that all kind of run together.
UT English professor Joy Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave is being read by the college’s freshman class at Fort Lewis College, according to the Durango Herald.
The News Sentinel reported that UT English professor Marilyn Kallet released her latest book of poetry entitled “How Our Bodies Learned.”
UT English professor Margaret Lazarus Dean interviewed astronaut and UT alum Scott Kelly after his memoir Endurance was released earlier this year. Dean is the co-author of the book about Kelly’s year aboard the International Space Station. The interview appeared December 7 in New Yorker magazine.