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In Memoriam: Tony Spiva

Tony Spiva, a professor emeritus of economics, died Friday at the age of 85. His UT teaching career spanned more than fifty years. He retired at the end of 2012. He was a consultant and advisor in economic projects and programs worldwide in countries including Indonesia, Peru, Greece, Australia, and New Zealand. He also spent

In Memoriam: Steve Sparks

Steve Sparks, lecturer in the Department of English, passed away earlier this month at the age of 51. He taught freshman composition courses, poetry, creative writing, and was known for his courses that taught students how to study and write about the supernatural. Sparks was published in many literary journals and anthologies including Tar River

In Memoriam: Vincent A. Anfara Jr.

Vincent A. Anfara Jr., professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and past president of the UT Faculty Senate, died Monday after a brief illness. Anfara served as department head for the past five years. He also served as president of the UT Faculty Senate for the 2011-12 academic year. Prior to


In Memoriam: Margaret Morrison

Margaret Morrison, professor and director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations, has passed away. A celebration of Morrison’s life will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Avenue. Morrison served as director since July 2012. She joined the UT faculty in 1995.

In Memoriam: Robert W. Glenn

Robert W. Glenn, a former UT professor of speech and communication, passed away on December 25 in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 68. Glenn was a member of the Tennessee Conference of the American Association of University Professors. The organization honored him in 2002 with its Claxton Award for exemplary service in higher education.

James Buchanan

In Memoriam: James M. Buchanan

UT alumns James M. Buchanan, a scholar and author who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986, passed away Wednesday at the age of 93. Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, James attended Middle Tennessee State Teachers College, now known as Middle Tennessee State University, and went on to earn an M.A. in business administration

Bruce McCarty

In Memoriam: Bruce McCarty

Bruce McCarty, the primary architect for many of the university’s iconic buildings and longtime friend to the College of Architecture and Design, passed away on Saturday, January 5. He was 92. Bruce was a driving force in East Tennessee’s modern architecture for more than fifty years. His work created much of Knoxville’s skyline and helped


UT Loses Longtime Family Member Lorna Norwood

The university community has lost a longtime family member. Lorna Norwood, director of communications and marketing for the Institute of Agriculture since 2007, passed away Tuesday. She had a 24-year career at UT Medical Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree while working at the hospital as an administrative assistant and later joined the communications/marketing department


In Memoriam: Hardy Liston Jr.

Hardy Liston Jr., the first African American member of the UT Knoxville central administration, passed away Tuesday at the age of 91. Liston came to UT in 1970 as the assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and a professor of mechanical engineering. He went on to be named associate vice chancellor before retiring in 1990.

In Memoriam: Otto Wheeley

Otto Wheeley, 1943 alumnus and venture capitalist known for helping many East Tennessee entrepreneurs get their start, died Monday at age 90. He established the Venture Capital Center at UT to help support new local technologies, and was named the university’s Volunteer of the Year in 2005. The Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Awards for Excellence