The Department of History brings local high school students to campus as part of its Bridge Program, an outreach initiative that connects UT history faculty with Advanced Placement US history students at Knox County’s Austin-East and Fulton High Schools.
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Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt was part of the last manned mission to the moon. Today, he shared lessons learned from that December 1972 mission with graduates of UT’s College of Arts and Sciences. During the Apollo 17 mission, the rocket that was to return home needed electrical signals to ignite. Schmitt and his fellow astronauts
WUOT’s Victor Agreda recently interviewed Richard Pacelle, department head and professor in the Department of Political Science, regarding changes within the United States Supreme Court and how they could affect Tennessee.
Daniel Feller, a professor in the Department of History and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, spoke with several media outlets about President Donald Trump’s dip into American history and what his fascination with Jackson may mean.
William Mercer, a lecturer in the Department of History, was recently interviewed for the PRX radio program Your Weekly Constitutional.
Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor in the Department of History, was a recent guest columnist for America Magazine. Her column, titled Emmett Till: The Lynching That Shook the Conscience of the World, expanded on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, Illinois.
UT’s Papers of Andrew Jackson project has won an award for its recently published volume. The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832 at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month.
As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, CNN reports that is appears to be impossible for Congress to get anything done. CNN interviewed Dan Feller, a professor in the Department of History, regarding Congress’s history of dysfunction.
Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography and an expert in using tree rings to reconstruct past climates, recently spoke with WUOT’s Megan Jamerson about his research.
For the first time, a UT professor has received a major Carnegie fellowship. Nicknamed “the brainy awards,” the fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Nathan J. Kelly, associate professor of political science, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Research Fellow. The recognition comes for his work studying how economic inequality reinforces itself through politics.