Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, will read from her work this month as part of the Writers in the Library series. The Maryville Daily Times featured Dean in a story.
The News Sentinel featured Derek Alderman’s research about Hurricane Katrina tattoos and how they’ve become living memorials.
In an effort to make live theater available to all, the Clarence Brown Theatre has implemented “Pay What You Wish” pricing for the first Wednesday Preview during the upcoming season. The first performance will be September 9 for The 39 Steps
Tattoos are increasingly a popular way to acknowledge trauma or pay tribute to the dead, a place, or a life-changing event. For survivors of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, tattoos are becoming a form of storytelling and a tool of coping and healing, according to a UT cultural geographer.
Go Knoxville, the News Sentinel events guide, features the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture’s exhibit showing art from its permanent collection. Something Old, Something New opened August 24. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Walker Evans and Andy Warhol are among the more well-known artists whose works are in the exhibit of about 200 items.
Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will descend on UT this fall and put their mathematics skills to the test during this year’s UT Pro2Serve math competition. They’ll also vie for academic scholarships to UT. The News Sentinel featured the contest in this story. Oak Ridge Today also featured the news in this story.
National Public Radio featured the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection and Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, in this story. The donated collection contains 1,200 skeletons; it’s a draw for anthropologists, detectives and demographers who come to UT to learn how to read these bones.
A producer and cameraman from The Weather Channel visited campus last week to film a show about how the Pride of the Southland Marching Band copes with practicing in the heat. They interviewed Director Don Ryder and Drum Major Andrew Vogel on the field at Neyland Stadium. They watched as band members donned their all-wool uniforms that, according to The Weather Channel’s scale, weigh about seven pounds.
WATE and WBIR are spreading the story of UT freshman Randall “Jordan” Brown through the Knoxville-area community. Brown, a freshman from Maryville, was homeless off and on throughout high school. Through it all, Brown managed to excel at Maryville High School and entered UT with a 33 ACT score and more than 30 AP credits,
Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will put their mathematics skills to the test and vie for scholarships during this year’s UT Pro2Serve Math Contest.