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In Memoriam: Kelly Thomas

Kelly Thomas, a tuba professor in the School of Music, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:30 p.m. this Friday with the funeral immediately following at Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 County Road 180 in Athens, Tennessee. The burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thomas was appointed tuba/euphonium instructor at

UT Mourns Passing of Seigenthaler, Who Received Honorary Doctorate Last Year

John Seigenthaler—founding editorial director of USA Today, First Amendment champion, and freedom fighter—was laid to rest Monday in Nashville. Seigenthaler, who died Friday at the age of eighty-six, was awarded an honorary doctorate by UT’s College of Law last year. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek granted the award, saying the Nashville native “embodies the Volunteer spirit

In Memoriam: Rabia Gibbs

Rabia Gibbs, an assistant professor and librarian, passed away on June 15. Gibbs joined the UT Libraries in 2010 as a diversity resident librarian. In 2012 she was appointed digital services and access librarian in Special Collections. Funeral services will be held this week in Gibbs’s hometown of Philadelphia.

In Memoriam: Dozier Copeland Cade

Dozier Copeland Cade, director of the School of Journalism from 1972 to 1978, died Saturday, April 12, in Nashville. Cade came to UT from Georgia State University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Journalism. A Memorial Service celebrating Cade’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, in Nashville.