The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.
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UT’s Department of History will host a symposium Monday, April 10, exploring the history and future of intellectual autonomy on college campuses. The event, which will feature a panel of faculty members from various UT departments, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the College of Law Auditorium, Room 132. It is free and open to the public.
From preparing the Power T outline on Shields-Watkins Field to making the Ayres Hall chimes play the Today show theme, the work of many Vol family members helped to make Wednesday’s world record-breaking event a Big Orange success.
Mark Littmann, professor and Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing, will present “Totality: The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, April 7.
The UT College of Law’s Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution will host this year’s Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy symposium. The event, titled In the Eye of the Beholder, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Room 132 of the College of Law building.
With light snow in the forecast for Knoxville, it’s a good time to review the university’s policy on operations during inclement weather.
The UT Board of Trustees approved Beverly Davenport to become the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She will begin on February 15. The board met in a special called meeting Thursday in Nashville. Davenport is the first woman to lead UT Knoxville and the second woman chancellor in UT System history.
UT employees with at least 25 years of service were recognized this week at the university’s fall Service Awards Luncheon. Sixty-seven employees were honored for their continued contributions and loyalty to the University of Tennessee.
Spectral bats, also called false vampire bats for their imposing size—a wingspan of over three feet—are the largest bats in the Americas and typically roost in trees in lowland forests. Vladimir Dinets, UT research assistant professor of psychology, has discovered evidence that the species also can live in caves and is more adaptable than previously thought, thanks to personal observation and information gleaned from social media accounts of tourists.
Students in an entrepreneurial journalism course this fall participated in an international competition to create a social media campaign and strategy to instruct young journalists on how to responsibly report instances of extremism. The campaign was co-sponsored by the US Department of State and Facebook. The UT students came up with the “Report Responsibly” campaign, which provides a call to action for aspiring journalists and media guidelines for reporting on acts of extremism.