The Humanities Center continues its Conversations and Cocktails series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21.
Derek Alderman, head of UT’s Department of Geography, has been elected to serve as president of the American Association of Geographers.
Assistant Professor Sowjanya Gollapinni will discuss “The Ghostly Neutrinos” at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 18.
Elena Shpak, associate professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, will present “The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms” at this week’s Science Forum, set for noon Friday, February 17.
With the Lego Batman movie premiering recently, National Geographic took a whimsical look at seven ways in which bats are like the fictional Batman character. Nat Geo turned to Gary McCracken—professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and one of the world’s leading experts on bats—for a question about bats’ built-in superpowers.
In preparation for Department of Religious Studies 50th anniversary celebration, two retired department heads provided funds to help establish the Religious Studies Endowment. Several retirees also have contributed toward other awards and endowments to support the department.
Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1.
The role of African American soldiers in World War I will be the focus of UT’s second annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 23.
The School of Music will celebrate composer Jennifer Higdon—a native of Maryville whose honors include both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy award—during a series of concerts and a guest lecture Friday, February 17, through Thursday, February 23.
The USA Today Network featured an interview with Daniel Feller, professor of history, about the comparisons between presidents Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson.