Posts By: Lola Alapo

Astronaut Schmitt Receives Honorary Degree, Exhorts Grads to Lead the Way

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

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Williams Pens Guest Column for American Magazine About Death of Emmett Till

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.

‘Papers of Andrew Jackson’ Garners Washington Award

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.

CNN Interviews Feller About ‘Dysfunctional’ Congress

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.

WUOT Interviews Tree Ring Detective Grissino-Mayer

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.

UT Professor Wins Prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

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.