Prolific composers Beethoven and Mozart wrote many of their works for the fortepiano, a predecessor of the modern piano, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Music lovers in modern-day Knoxville can enjoy beautiful sounds from this centuries-old instrument during a concert and workshop at UT on September 26 and 27.
UT’s inaugural Arab Cultural Fair and academic symposium kick off this weekend with museum displays of Arabic art and other cultural demonstrations.
A composer who has written music for television and radio and whose opera Medea will have its world premiere at UT will be an artist-in-residence this fall.
The John C. Hodges Trustees have gifted the Humanities Center with $200,000—the largest single gift awarded by the trustees and largest ever to the center. The funds will go into an endowment that supports center activities for faculty and students. The Hodges Trustees are full and emeritus professors of the Department of English.
This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at alternative transportation energy sources and innovations. Claus Daniel, deputy director of the Sustainable Transportation program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will talk on “Electrification of Transportation: Cost and Opportunities.” His discussion begins at noon on Friday, September 19, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects has awarded the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center with the second-highest design honor in the state.
A ceremony will be held Saturday, September 13, in Lenoir City to rename a section of Interstate 75 in honor of the deceased son of a UT employee. The section of highway will be named in honor of Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr., who died while serving in the US Marine Corps in Iraq. His mother, Bernice Koprince, works in the UT Department of History.
A former UT professor will discuss the global events leading up to the Manhattan Project, the research project that produced the first atomic bombs in World War II, at today’s Science Forum. Ted Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on “The Manhattan Project: How Did It Begin?” His talk begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Two acclaimed adventurers will be on campus on Saturday, September 20, to share their stories and encourage aspiring scientists and explorers.
The UT Humanities Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series this week features an expert who will offer advice on winning research fellowships. Paul Erickson, the director of academic programs at the American Antiquarian Society, will speak at 3:30 p.m. on September 12 in the Tennessee Humanities Center Seminar Room in Melrose Hall.