The Society of Physics Students will host its second annual pumpkin drop on Friday, October 28. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on McClung Plaza beside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building with student organization booths and hands-on science demonstrations.
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Tim Ezzell, a UT political scientist, and other partners recently organized a stargazing party in Calhoun County Park in West Virginia. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The event was part of a project aimed at spurring economic development in distressed Appalachian communities. The West Virginia-based Parkersburg News and Sentinel featured the
WBIR-TV Channel 10 and the Daily Beacon featured UT students’ efforts to help get their fellow Volunteers registered to vote through the Voterpalooza event. Watch this story online.
NewsTalk 98.7 interviewed Joshua Emery about his work with a NASA mission that recently launched to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth. Emery is leading a team that will help analyze the space rock.
The Knoxville Mercury featured Benjamin Fitzpatrick, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, in this story about salamanders called mudpuppies.
The Boston Globe highlighted the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, that examines how the knowledge that other people are watching debates polarizes our view of politicians.
The third annual UT Arab Fest kicks off on Friday, October 21. The festival will include presentations from an extensive list of performers as well as cultural demonstrations.
Alan Alda, an acclaimed actor and science educator widely known for his role in the television series M*A*S*H, will speak at UT on Tuesday, November 1.
The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to award four honorary doctoral degrees—three from UT Knoxville and one from the Institute of Agriculture.
Physics professor Robert Grzywacz has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.