Valisia LeKae (‘01) took her degree in psychology and headed to Broadway. The singer/actress landed a breakout role in 2011 as Diana Ross in the smash hit Motown: The Musical. She’s on stage now as the national spokesperson for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
She’s a coveted party guest and a professor whose class fills quickly. Chris Holmlund keeps company with superstars like Sly Stallone and loves to talk about, watch, and research them.
Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences prior to each gridiron matchup.
What we see is often just a matter of perspective.
Answer: Professor of bassoon Keith McClelland shapes a reed for a bassoon. (Photo by Lori Brown)
Answer: Two of over 2700 pipes on the pipe organ in the James R. Cox Auditorium in Alumni Memorial Building. (Photo by Catherine Hawley)
Answer: Piano wires inside one of the School of Music’s 116 Steinway pianos. Students are able to hear world-class music performed on this piano at recitals held in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall...
Answer: Percussion professor Andrew Bliss has a wide variety of mallets as his disposal when playing the vibraphone. (Photo by Lori Brown)
Coming from a high school in Illinois to enroll at UT was the first step toward a college experience that would shape the future of Rick Federico (’76), who today is board chairman and CEO for P. F. Chang Brands Inc.
Undergrad student Jesse Weber explores UT’s research of pollution in China and the challenges of international collaboration.