Arts & Sciences News

UT Hosts Talk about Sultan Saladin

The Marco Institute Eleventh Annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture will feature Jonathan Phillips, professor of crusading history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He will discuss the life and legend of the iconic figure of the Sultan Saladin. The event is at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in John C. Hodges Library.

Humanities Center Talk to Look at Link between Climate, Human History

Nicola Di Cosmo

As we learn more about climate change, we learn more about human history. Nicola Di Cosmo, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will talk about this link at the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture, 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, in Room 1210 of the McClung Tower.

Thanks + Giving: UT Researcher Says Gratitude May be a Key to Happiness

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‘Tis the season to be grateful. And being grateful for what you have may be the key to happiness, according to research by a UT professor. Jeff Larsen, associate professor of psychology, investigated whether the maxim “it’s more important to want what you have than to have what you want” is true.

Fish Want to Play Too

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Discover magazine featured the research of Psychology Professor Gordon Burghardt and his colleagues Vladimir Dinets, a psychology research assistant professor,

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Inquiry into Horror: UT English Class is Ghastly … and Students Love it

Book Of Horror,Chapter 1 Reading The Death

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a horror-ably good time to talk about being frightened. UT Graduate Teaching Associate Jeremy Locke gets to do that four times a week, as part of his job. Locke teaches Inquiry Into Horror, a section of English 102, a general education course that focuses on intensive research and writing. As a PhD student, Locke is intrigued by the links between horror novels and historically great literature.