Groundhog Day 2009 was Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek’s first day on the job as chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. At least, it was the first day for which he was paid. He’d actually been on the job unofficially for weeks, squeezing UT Knoxville’s business in around his full slate of duties as a senior vice-president of the University of Florida. Idle hours were rare before February 2 and have been even rarer since, with his current schedule of 70- to 80-hour weeks. Still, he managed to find some time for a conversation with Higher Ground.
- A Love Letter to Black AppalachiaSince she arrived in Knoxville, Black scholar and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, sociologist Enkeshi El-Amin has been building bridges between academia and local communities.
- UT Herbarium among Recipients of NSF GrantThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Herbarium is part of a multimillion-dollar grant to digitize and study bryophytes and lichens, two important species in cryptobiotic communities.
- UT Faculty and Staff Step Up, Discover Innovative Ways to Support StudentsAcross the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members stepped up to support their students during the pandemic, figuring out solutions to teach their courses and making adjustments on the fly.
- UT Theatre Students Learn a New Kind of Improv with Online ClassesDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty in the Department of Theatre learned in one week to teach acting classes online.
- Current Events Bring Constitutional Law to Life for UT StudentsWhen the pandemic moved classes online, Lecturer Hemant Sharma of the Department of Political Science created textbook chapters with videos and real-time current event updates for students in his constitutional law class.
- Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism
- Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic
- Racing Against Racism
- Poseidon’s Curse: British Naval Impressment and Atlantic Origins of the American Revolution
- Regeneration through Empire: French Pronatalists and Colonial Settlement in the Third Republic