Policy experts from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will discuss potential policies of a Trump administration based on his published policy stances at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, in the center’s Toyota Auditorium. The discussion, “We Look Ahead: Potential Policies of the Trump Administration,” is free and open to the public.
The Knoxville News Sentinel and the Tennessean spoke to Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor of geography, about the possible connection between the drought in the region and the wildfires.
Derek Alderman, head of the UT Department of Geography, and Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, wrote an opinion editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of geography in state social studies curriculum as officials seek to revise the standards. They noted that geography is increasingly becoming a smaller part of the curriculum–which is a disadvantage to K-12 students.
Sure, there’s the Big Bang, but then what happened? Chat with UT Physics faculty on the UTK Department of Physics and Astronomy Facebook account at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, and find out. Assistant Professor Christine Nattrass and Professor Soren Sorensen will be answering questions about what our universe was like right after it was
Theresa Lee, dean of the UT College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to serve on the executive board for the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
A joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project involving supercomputer simulations has played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance.
Matt Buehler, assistant professor of political science at UT, will give a Global Security Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, in Room 205 of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. He will be joined by political science doctoral student Mehdi Ayari in the presentation, which explains the impact of authoritarian coalitions on Tunisia and explore the authoritarian influence on retaining Tunisian governmental ministers and other ruling elite.
A UT doctoral candidate will have a hand in organizing an international event on sustainable science. Roberto Federico-Perez was chosen to help coordinate the 2017 International Symposium on Green Chemistry, which aims to change deeply held practices in the field of chemistry.
Louis Gross, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and mathematics, has been invited to join a National Academies of Sciences committee to set a vision for the emerging discipline of data science in undergraduate education in the United States.
Marilyn Kallet, a Knoxville poet and professor of English, recently spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about the healing power of words and what she has learned from watching others discover it.