Arts & Sciences News

History Department to Host Workshop for High School Teachers September 26

Area high school teachers will have the opportunity to learn best teaching practices on subjects ranging from ancient Chinese philosophy to the cultural impact of Alex Haley’s novel Roots at a half-day program hosted by UT’s history department on Saturday, September 26.

Bembenek is Quest Scholar of the Week


Joshua Bembenek, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, recently received a prestigious five-year R01 grant award by the National Institutes of Health. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Bembenek as its Scholar of the Week.

UT Launches International Journal of Nuclear Security

Howard Hall

The International Journal of Nuclear Security, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and research related to all aspects of nuclear security, is now available online and free to the public.

Shellen Wu Discusses New Book in Podcast


Shellen Wu, assistant professor of history, discusses her new book, Empires of Coal: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920, in a podcast interview with the New Books in East Asian Studies website.

Pregame Showcase Kicks Off September 12 in McClung Museum


It’s football time in Tennessee and the kickoff of another game day tradition: the Pregame Showcase. Football fans are invited to hear from some of UT’s exceptional faculty during the twenty-sixth annual College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase, which begins Saturday, September 12.

Retired Physics Professor John Quinn Named Chancellor Emeritus


Physics Professor John Quinn, who served as chancellor of UT from 1989 to 1992 under then-president Lamar Alexander, has been named chancellor emeritus. Quinn recently retired after a fifty-seven-year career in academics, twenty-six years of which were spent at UT.