Faculty & Staff


Acclaimed Poet Joy Harjo Named Chair of Excellence in Creative Writing

Joy Harjo, an award-winning poet, musician, and author whose works reflect her Muscogee Creek tribal heritage, will be coming to UT in the fall of 2016 as the new Chair of Excellence in Creative Writing.

Final LMS Demonstration Scheduled for December 2

Brightspace Desire2Learn will present its demonstration in two sessions at 8:30–10:00 a.m. and 1:30–3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, in Room 213, Hodges Library.

Media Relations Team Seeking Stories about Graduating Students

The Media Relations team is looking for stories about interesting students graduating in December to feature in Tennessee Today and to promote to the media at commencement time.

Experience Learning Director Candidates to Make Presentations

Three candidates seeking to become director of the Experience Learning initiative will visit campus in early December. Each will make a public presentation for the campus community while they are here.

Haslam College of Business Students to Study in Cuba

In December, UT's Haslam College of Business will take eighteen first-year business students to study abroad in Cuba. The program, led by George Drinnon and Andrew Seidler in the college's undergraduate programs office, will take place in Havana December 11–19.

Hay is the Quest Scholar of the Week

Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for "Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity."

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