UT Libraries Celebrates Staff During Annual Spirit Awards Ceremony

The UT Libraries held its annual Spirit Awards ceremony on May 21. As Dean of Libraries Steve Smith told the gathering, the yearly breakfast is an opportunity to “recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, and students who embody the spirit of excellence, innovation, and service within our libraries.” A committee of … Continued

Carolyn Finney on Race and the Great Outdoors: Whose Stories Do We Tell?

Our national narrative on the environment is incomplete, Carolyn Finney told a packed hall at the East Tennessee History Center on February 29. “What I want to talk about today is how I think it’s incomplete and why it matters.” Finney, a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer, delivered the 2024 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture, … Continued

Amythyst Kiah: free performance March 20 at KMA

Singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah, one of this year’s Big Ears musicians, will give a free performance at the Knoxville Museum of Art on March 20. The reception at 6 p.m. and the performance at 7 p.m. are free and open to the public. Her performance on the eve of the 2024 Big Ears Festival is part … Continued

Final Clarence Brown Films this Weekend; UT Libraries Holds the Director’s Archives

The Clarence Brown Film Festival continues this weekend with more screenings of the legendary Hollywood director’s films. Clarence Brown’s papers reside at the University of Tennessee Libraries. Films to be screened on Saturday at the Historic Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville span three decades of Brown’s illustrious career: The Signal Tower (1924), Anna Karenina (1935), … Continued

“Smouldering Fires” at Clarence Brown Film Festival Thursday; Explore Film Stills in the UT Libraries Archives

The Clarence Brown Film Festival will host a free screening of the silent drama Smouldering Fires (1925), 7 p.m., Thursday, at Central Cinema. The UT Libraries holds the legendary director’s archives, which includes hundreds of still photos from Brown’s films. Smouldering Fires stars Pauline Frederick as Jane Vale, a tough-minded, middle-aged business woman who falls … Continued

Destress for Success at UT Libraries

Beginning Thursday, December 2 through Thursday, December 9, 2021, UT Libraries will offer a wide variety of activities and events for all Volunteers as part of its annual Destress for Success week. We welcome students to the great indoors and encourage study breaks when possible through the below activities. At John C. Hodges Library, relax by: Go … Continued

For Your Reference: The Archaeology of Religion

UT faculty members Erin Darby and Theodora Kopestonsky will be our guests on the upcoming November 18 episode of For Your Reference, the UT Libraries’ original livestream series featuring conversations with guest scholars, and will be discussing archaeology and material culture. Darby is an associate professor of Early Judaism, and Kopestonsky is a distinguished lecturer … Continued

An evening with culinary historian Michael W. Twitty

Culinary and cultural historian Michael W. Twitty will present the 2020 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. On-site parking will be available. Twitty will talk about his Cooking Gene Project, with special reference to African-American heritage foods in Tennessee. The lecture is free and open to the public. Twitty is the … Continued

And the winner of our short story contest is . . .

On November 13, the Libraries held an event in Hodges Library to celebrate National Novel Writing Month. Students who stopped by were aided in their writing endeavors by the Herbert Writing Center and were given writing “care packages.” The highlight of the event was a short story contest. Students who participated could choose from 4 writing … Continued