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.
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.
The ancestry of man’s best friend may be more complicated than its furry coat and soulful eyes betray. Understanding the evolutionary history of the domesticated dog may ultimately help protect endangered wolves, according to a UT study.
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.
Prominent English scholar Yunte Huang will kick off the UT Humanities Center’s fourth annual distinguished lecture series on September 21 with a look at the legacy of racial imagination as it relates to the American cultural experience.
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.
With the start of the academic year, nine new department heads have now taken their posts.
ESPN featured Neyland Stadium and UT’s Department of Anthropology in this story about college football stadiums with colorful kinks and oddities. The Department of Anthropology, located inside the stadium in what used to be football players’ dormitory, houses more than 1,000 human skeletons.
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.
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.