At 46, in the midst of a successful career as a commercial musician, music director, teacher, and performer, Dennis Belisle decided to enroll in UT’s School of Music to pursue a new dream—being a composer.
Body-cast sculptures. More than 5,000 handcrafted butterflies. A page-by-page illustration for a classic novel.
Five UT doctoral students have been named Tennessee Doctoral Fellows. These prestigious awards are funded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and UT’s Graduate School.
Marcia Chavez thought she wanted to be a clinical psychologist, but after working in a research lab as an undergraduate in California, she was fascinated to learn the possible link between mental health disorders, adolescent development, and gender.
Julian Cosner, who begins his PhD studies this fall in entomology and plant pathology, has set his sights on an area that’s just taking root: pest management for the industrial hemp industry in the southeastern United States.
Since taking her first physics class and learning about electricity and magnetism, Maria Virginia White has been drawn to the study of electrons and quantum mechanics.
Sa’Nealdra Wiggins fell in love with the field of women’s health during an undergraduate internship. Now a fourth-year doctoral student in nutrition scheduled to graduate in May 2021, Wiggins is one of five PhD students recently honored as Tennessee Doctoral Fellows.
Nursing doctoral student Kayla Jones was a volunteer long before arriving on Rocky Top for classes this fall.
Journalism PhD student Charli Kerns has fought her way through whitewater rapids and cascaded over waterfalls in her canoe. Knowing that adrenaline rush, she doesn’t get too stressed out over research, writing, or teaching a class.
A new institutional partnership between UT and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) will send graduate students from the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education to Japan as visiting scholars to study materials science and advanced manufacturing.
Jacob Dein, a graduate student studying geography, has received a 2019 American Geographical Society (AGS) Council Fellowship for his research studying the impact of noise pollution in urban spaces.
During her years as a medical social worker, social work PhD student Aubrey Jones watched her patients struggle with emotional and psychological stresses brought on by mental health issues, including body image. Jones said she recognized how different aspects of her patients’ health were connected. “I wanted to set up our patients up to go