Arts & Sciences News

USA Today Interviews Inwood about Student Activist Movements


USA Today interviewed Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program, for this story examining how protests over racism at a Midwestern university is a wake-up call for campuses nationwide and signals a new sense of racial consciousness.

Six Things You Should Know about Geography

Kelsey Ellis

Geography is more than maps, terrains, and places. It’s also history, climate change, human rights, population, transportation, and human behavior. With Geography Awareness Week beginning today, here’s a look at some fascinating—and very diverse—research being done by UT geographers.

Lesson Inspires Students to Organize Human Trafficking Awareness Event


A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.

NIMBioS Study: What Makes a Leader? Clues from the Animal Kingdom


As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, experts from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) explore some interesting perspectives on the nature of leadership in a new study.

Science Forum to Examine Global Warming Studies

Melissa Allen, postdoctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will focus on what we know—and don’t know—about global warming at this week’s Science Forum.

Festival to Honor Great German Literary Figure

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s life and work will be celebrated through film screenings, a poetry contest, panel discussions, and performances at a festival to be held November 12–13.