Two decades ago, Kelly Arnold fell in love with the Spanish language as a UT student. Now a doctor, she merges her love of language with medicine to serve Latinos in Chattanooga. For her work, she was named the 2020 Tennessee Family Physician of the Year.
Luis Mata, a senior political science major, is one of approximately 1,330 Latino students on campus. While the roads that brought them to Rocky Top may be distinct, there is a connection—a commitment to supporting one another, overcoming together, and proudly staking a claim for what it means to be a Volunteer in their skin.
UT graduate Yuki Minami, of Baltimore, Maryland, is at Kyushu University in Japan researching the role of Japanese women under the imperial government from 1910 to 1945 on a Fulbright Student Award.
Hiroyuki Kobayashi, consul general of Japan in Nashville, gave a public lecture on US–Japan relations at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy this past Tuesday.
Associate Professor Noriko Horiguchi has been enhancing students’ understanding of Japanese language and culture and the country’s strong political, economic, and cultural ties with the United States through UT’s Japanese program.
Professors Sara Ritchey and Anne-Hélène Miller were awarded yearlong fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support their research into medieval history and literature.
Students in Rossy Toledo’s honors class in intermediate Spanish are creating StoryCorps podcasts documenting the stories of East Tennessee immigrants as part of a class project.
Eight UT students have been recognized for their research projects in the 2018 Undergraduate Awards, the largest international academic awards program.
Hodges Library will receive a macabre makeover this Friday courtesy of UT’s second-year Spanish program students as they celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
While studying in Morocco, UT student Philip Baites wrote a song about his experiences, “Tangier to Casablanca.”
Carolyn Hodges, professor of German, co-authored an article for Inside Higher Ed sharing leadership lessons learned as a black female dean.
The McClung Museum in collaboration with Bridge Refugee Services in Knoxville, will host a Global Community Family Fun Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2.