Arts & Sciences News

Baker Center to Host Renato Cruz De Castro November 21

Renato Cruz De Castro, professor of International Studies at De La Salle University in the Philippines, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. His lecture, “The South China Sea Dispute: US-Philippines-China Security Relations,” is part of the center’s Global Lecture series.

UT Army ROTC Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Set of Honorees

UT’s Army ROTC Alumni Council and Army ROTC Department held their inaugural Army ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. The event also marked the 100th national anniversary of Army ROTC.

UT’s Weekly Science Forum will Feature Daniela Corbetta and Infant Behavior

Daniela Corbetta will present “How Do Infants Learn to Reach for Objects?” at the Science Forum on Friday, November 18. Her talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. The 40-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The Science Forum is free and open to

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News Sentinel Interviews Lindsay about Smoke and the Supermoon

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East Tennesseans were able to see the supermoon this week, but your view may have been clouded by smoke from area fires. The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with Sean Lindsay, astronomy coordinator in UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, about how the smoke affected the color of the moon.

UT’s Kaplan Travels to Amsterdam for 400th Anniversary of Ets Haim Library

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Ets Haim library—the oldest Jewish library in the world—will celebrate its 400th anniversary with a symposium on November 24. Gregory Kaplan, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and a professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, will be among those attending this historic event in Amsterdam. He is a featured speaker for the symposium.

National, International Media Highlight McCracken Bat Flight Study

A UT new study by Gary McCracken, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that the Brazilian free-tailed bat can achieve flight speeds that are faster than those previously documented for any bat or bird, achieving short bursts of ground speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Several national and international media outlets including the Washington Post and WIRED have featured the research.

Office Story: Little Italy Is Hiding in McClung Tower

Who: Renée D’Elia-Zunino is a distinguished lecturer in Italian studies and faculty advisor of UT’s Italian Club. She said she loves sharing not only the Italian language but Italian culture with her students. “Everything my students learn has a purpose.” D’Elia-Zunino and her students also participate in an annual Italian immersion weekend in Kingston, Tennessee.

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It’s Not a Bird! It’s Not a Plane! It’s the Fastest Flying Mammal, Says UT Study

Close up of a Brazilian free-tailed bat. 
(Photo source/credit: Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation)

A new study from UT shows that the Brazilian free-tailed bat can achieve flight speeds that are faster than those previously documented for any bat or bird, achieving short bursts of ground speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The research was published this week in the journal Royal Society Open Science and featured in the Washington Post.

Science Forum: Paul Osborne to Discuss Humane Wildlife Services November 11

Paul Osborne will present “The Birthday Snake—When Humans and Wildlife Collide” at the Science Forum on Friday. His talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. The 40-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Attendees

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