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African American Trailblazer Series, featuring Don Frieson
STRIDE@UT presentation at Collaborators for Change Diversity Summit
African American Trailblazer Series, featuring Michael Nettles
Pride Center Ice Cream Social and Grand Re-Opening

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is committed to creating a vibrant multicultural, multi-ethnic community where diverse students, faculty, and staff are recruited and retained and where diversity scholarship is valued.

UT seeks to develop graduates who can effectively work across differences and who are prepared to live and work in a global society.

We have initiated several university-wide programs to raise awareness of and support for diversity, such as the annual Collaborators for Change diversity summit, the African American Trailblazer speaking series, and the Women in STEM Symposium.

Gallery of Excellence and Reception

GOE-webthumbnailJoin us on February 24, 2016, from 4:30–6:00 p.m. at the Frieson Black Cultural Center and celebrate outstanding faculty performing diversity-related research. This celebration is part of the annual Faculty Appreciation Week and is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research and Engagement.


African American Trailblazer Series

The 2015–2016 African AmTrailblazer-Flemingerican Trailblazer Series concludes on March 3, 2016, with pioneering historian Cynthia Fleming. In 1977, Fleming became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in history from Duke University. In 1982, she joined UT’s history faculty as one of the first two black women faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences. Fleming retired in 2014 after fourteen years of service to UT.


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