Posts By: Rebekah Winkler

Pregame Showcase Marks Twenty-Fifth Year with Diverse Topics, Noted Faculty

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It’s football time in Tennessee, and that means a new Pregame Showcase lineup. 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. This year’s first showcase will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, before the Vols face the Utah State Aggies.

Professor’s Civil War Book Wins Critics Choice Award

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The Civil War changed a lot in America. Hundreds of thousands died. Millions of slaves were freed. And the country’s higher education system was transformed. A book by a UT history professor—which explores how the war reshaped colleges—is being honored with a prestigious book award.

Faculty Pub Dates for Fall 2014

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Make plans to attend the first Faculty Pub of the 2014-15 academic year on Friday, August 29, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bridgeview Grill on the third floor of the UT boathouse on Neyland Drive. Enjoy free appetizers, a cash bar, and a wonderful opportunity to interact with your fellow faculty. Parking will be available in the C-14 lot across from the boathouse building.

University of Tennessee Students Return to Transforming Campus

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The Memphis Daily News looks at some of the new offerings greeting students returning to campus, from the new Fred D. brown Jr. Residence Hall and the pedestrian bridge to service learning courses. “It’s interesting to be at UT at a time when so many new things are happening,” Student Government Association President Kelsey Keny tells the paper.

The ABCs of Animal Speech: Not So Random After All

The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to a study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.

UT Research Uncovers Subglacial Life Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

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UT research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ecosystems.