Arts & Sciences News

Students to Drop Frozen Pumpkins from Lift on Friday

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The Society of Physics Students will be dropping frozen pumpkins from a height of 80 feet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 30, near the Humanities and Social Sciences building, between McClung Plaza and Volunteer Drive.

Chemistry Professor Elected Senator in Nation’s Oldest Academic Honor Society


Jeff Kovac, professor of chemistry, has been elected as a senator in the nation’s oldest academic honor society. He was one of thirteen senators elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society this month. The society was founded December 5, 1776. Senators serve as directors who set the course for the society’s future and guide the society on policy matters that are carried out by the national office.

Archaeology Lecture Series Explores Roman Fort in Israel October 27

Gwyn Davies, an expert on Roman siege warfare, will discuss the Roman fort of Yotvata during a lecture on Tuesday, October 27. Davies, an associate professor of history at Florida International University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the McClung Museum.

UT Symphony’s Academic Premiere of “Knoxville: Summer of 2015” is October 30


The UT Symphony Orchestra will present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, on Friday, October 30, at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. The concert is a collaboration of the School of Music and the Department of Theatre.