Global politics, US civil liberties, and the popularity of wristwatches and trench coats all have their roots in a transformative but often forgotten moment in history: World War I. As the centennial of America’s entry into the First World War approaches in April, Vejas Liulevicius and Ernie Freeberg, two experts from UT’s Department of History, reflect on the how the conflict’s impact continues to be felt today.
Travel back in time to the 18th century and visit with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as UT celebrates AustenFest April 5–7.
The Office of First-Year Studies needs additional faculty, staff, and graduate students to serve as discussion leaders for Life of the Mind sessions during Welcome Week.
Adam J. Rondinone, senior staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, will present “Carbon Dioxide into Ethanol: Waste-to-Fuel Technology” at this week’s Science Forum at noon Friday, March 31.
UT Andrew Jackson scholar Daniel Feller has been invited to join a team of experts to review The Papers of Abraham Lincoln. The panel will make recommendations such as the best digital platform for publishing Lincoln’s papers, the project’s staffing needs, and the best organizational structure.
The Clarence Brown Theatre will begin construction this spring on additional restroom facilities in its main theater. The expansion, which is currently is the design phase, will more than double the number of bathrooms in the theater and will be accompanied by two wheelchair lifts in the lobby.
Kate Jones, associate professor and associate head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present “Stardust and Atom Smashers” Saturday, April 1, in this week’s installment of Saturday Morning Physics
Department of Microbiology faculty members Heidi Goodrich-Blair, professor and head of microbiology, and Igor Jouline, joint faculty professor, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. They join 71 other professors worldwide as 2017 academy fellows.
Senate hearings for Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the US Supreme Court are under way in Washington, DC, this week. If appointed, he would have a hand in interpreting the Constitution and thus shaping the nation’s laws relating to primary issues including immigration and deportation; presidential power; free speech; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, said Richard Pacelle, head of UT’s Department of Political Science.
Todd Freeberg, associate head of psychology, will present “Do Even the Birds and the Bees Benefit from Diversity?” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, March 24.