Arts & Sciences News

Emery Part of New NASA Mission ‘Lucy’ to Explore Early Solar System

UT’s Joshua Emery is part of a NASA mission that could provide new insight into one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system. The project, named Lucy, is one of two recently selected by NASA to be formulated into missions. Emery will serve on the science team for Lucy.

Nature Features McSween’s Involvement in Mars 2020 Plan

Nature, the weekly journal of science, recently featured one of NASA’s current projects, which involves building a rover that it hopes will bring back signs of life from Mars. Harry “Hap” McSween, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is a part of the team working on the $2.4 billion project to bring back a rock from Mars, which could take place as early as July 2020.

Knoxville Museum of Art to Showcase Exhibit by UT’s Jered Sprecher

Jered Sprecher’s exhibition, Outside In, will open at the Knoxville Museum of Art on Friday, January 27. Sprecher is a professor in the School of Art. A self-described “hunter and gatherer,” Sprecher pulls his imagery from disparate sources such as wallpaper, graffiti, architecture, cut gemstones, and X-rays.