Gordon Burghardt, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be talking about the importance of play at this week’s Pregame Showcase prior to Saturday’s football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Department of Religious Studies is launching a lecture series to help foster a greater understanding of Islam in East Tennessee, the Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies.
There are buzzers, eliminations, and fierce competition. But there is no football, and certainly no calculators, in this bowl. The UT–Pro2Serve Math Contest, hosted by UT on Thursday, November 6, will award ten bright students each a $6,000 annual scholarship to UT.
Rich Middlemas, film producer and UT graduate, will hold a discussion on his 2011 Oscar-winning documentary film Undefeated.
The East Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society presents their annual, “Magic of Chemistry” show, at 7:00 p.m. on October 21, featuring chemistry lecturer Al Hazari.
Discovery featured research by psychology research assistant professor Vladimir Dinets that took advantage of the reach of social media to
Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication, and use of tools for hunting.
Over the next five years, Jeffrey Moersch will be traveling to faraway places—from the Arctic to the Chilean desert—in a quest to learn more about a place even farther away—Mars. The earth and planetary sciences professor is part of a new NASA-funded research team helping prepare for the Mars 2020 rover mission. The interdisciplinary team is a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and is one of seven to receive a five-year grant of about $8 million.
The History Channel’s Ten Things You Don’t Know About show featuring UT’s Papers of Andrew Jackson staff will air at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. History Professor Dan Feller and Research Associate Professor Tom Coens were involved in the shoot with the show’s star, punk rock musician Henry Rollins. Ten Things You Don’t Know About looks at interesting “twists and tidbits behind the historical tales, figures, and places you only thought you knew.”
Good communication is key to workplace success. That’s the gist of the message Joan Rentsch, a communication studies professor, will share at this week’s Science Forum.