Douglass Day — Join us for a Lecture and Transcribe-a-thon

Douglass Day, celebrated on February 14th, honors America’s great abolitionist, educator, and statesman Frederick Douglass (c. 1817–1895) and encourages us to delve deeper into our country’s complex history of slavery and racism. The University of Tennessee participates in a nationwide Douglass Day initiative that each year focuses on an important figure in Black history. This … Continued

A Lens into Appalachia: A Conversation with Documentary Filmmakers

Save the date for the 2023 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. (EST), at the Bijou Theater. Join us for a conversation with director and producer Ashley York and documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon. Our guests will address the portrayal of Appalachian culture in film and discuss their current … Continued

Our short story contest winners are …

Every November is National Novel Writing Month. Each year, the NaNoWriMo nonprofit organization hosts an international novel-writing challenge to promote creative writing. Once again, the UT Libraries and the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center joined in the fun by hosting our own short story contest. Fifty students dropped by our five-hour “write-in” on the evening … Continued

DeStress for Success

UT Libraries will offer a wide variety of activities and events for all Volunteers as part of its annual Destress for Success week, December 8–15. Be ready to walk the red carpet to success this year during finals!  At Hodges: Study Day, Thursday, December 8: In addition to study sessions with our Peer-Learning Assistants (formerly, tutors) from … Continued

Event: Title IX — Impact on UT and Beyond

The University of Tennessee Press invites you to attend a panel discussion in celebration of Title IX’s 50th anniversary on November 10 at 5:30 p.m. EST in the Lindsay Young Auditorium at the John C. Hodges Library. Panelists will discuss Title IX’s impact on the university and beyond. Ashley Blamey, Title IX coordinator for the … Continued

Big Orange Give Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Thursday, November 10, 2022, marks the tenth anniversary of Big Orange Give, the University of Tennessee’s online day of giving. Our goal is not to raise a particular dollar amount but to inspire the greatest number of alumni and friends to participate. This year, the University hopes to inspire 10,000 individual gifts during the daylong … Continued

Queer Conversations: Join us October 11

Are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and would like to have a chance to talk with others in this community about their experiences? Are you an ally who is interested in learning more about this community? Or are you simply in the mood for good conversation and even better company on a quiet … Continued

UT Libraries Unveils Digital Membership Card for Donors

The University of Tennessee Libraries has partnered with Cuseum to offer digital membership cards for John C. Hodges Society members who qualify for borrowing privileges. Cuseum serves numerous universities, museums, and membership-based entities across the country. Cuseum’s clients include the University of Tennessee Alumni Association and the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, making the platform a … Continued

“Bearing the Torch”: A Conversation with Bob Hutton and Jack Neely

Learn more about the University of Tennessee’s hallowed history with author Bob Hutton and journalist Jack Neely as they discuss Hutton’s highly anticipated book Bearing the Torch: The University of Tennessee, 1794–2010. Join us on Thursday, October 27, at 6:00pm (EDT), for a conversation with historians Hutton and Neely at the East Tennessee History Center.  Following the … Continued