A new endowment that will support the academic pursuits of graduate students in the humanities has been named in honor of Tom Heffernan, retiring director of the UT Humanities Center.
The UT Humanities Center is extending the campus classroom to the Orangery. In partnership with the Knoxville restaurant, the center is launching a series called “Conversations and Cocktails” starting in January.
Tom Heffernan, the Kenneth Curry Professor in the Humanities and director of the UT Humanities Center, has won the Modern Language Association Prize for a Scholarly Edition. The award is for his edition of The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity. He will receive the prize, announced earlier this month, at the association’s annual convention in
Advancing the humanities and their central role in education and our culture is the primary goal of UT’s new humanities center. A public celebration is planned to formally open the center at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the McClung Museum in UT’s Circle Park. The event will feature Princeton philosophy professor Kwame Anthony