Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, will look at the transformation of a lineage of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds and show why we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. His Science Forum talk, “The Origin of Birds: Did the Age of Dinosaurs Really End?” will be held at noon on Friday, October 9, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Renowned archaeologist W. Y. Adams will discuss Nubian history in a talk presented by the UT Departments of Anthropology, Classics, and History and the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies on Tuesday, October 13.
The School of Music kicks off the Ready for the World Music Series with the music of Latin America on Sunday, October 11, at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
Football fans are invited to learn more about the ongoing political strife in Venezuela during the Pregame Showcase prior to the UT vs. Georgia matchup on Saturday, October 10.
A Georgetown University scholar will address freedom of expression in Islam and the West during a lecture at UT on Tuesday, October 27.
Michael Fitzgerald spoke to the Knoxville News Sentinel about the voting histories of Knoxville City Council candidates.
Rosalind Hackett recently spoke with Local 8 Now about the importance of students understanding all religions so they know how they factor into national and international affairs.
The Washington Post featured Victor Ray in this story about “scientific” racism, a concept that uses scientific techniques or hypotheses to support a belief in racism, racial inferiority, or racial superiority. The article highlights Ray’s study that shows how racial assumptions lead to problematic policy decisions. The study, through a series of statistical models using
WBIR Channel 10 interviewed Harry “Hap” McSween about NASA’s announcement of new evidence indicating flowing water on present-day Mars.
Audubon magazine recently featured Alison Boyer in this article exploring the variations among island birds, from dwarfism to flightlessness, due to evolution.