Arts & Sciences News

VolsTeach Program Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Students

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An innovative program at UT that prepares math and science majors to be teachers has established an endowed scholarship for students, thanks to the generosity of two donors. Molly Schaeffer, of Nashville, a senior majoring in mathematics, is the first recipient of the Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship through the VolsTeach program.

UT Expert: “Spring Forward” Time Change Can Wreak Havoc on Mood, Health

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This weekend, we turn our clocks forward an hour. It’s a shift of only sixty minutes, but it’s enough to disrupt the body’s internal clock. The “spring forward” time change is often more difficult than the “fall back” change because it means an hour less sleep. Theresa Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says even an hour change in your routine can leave you feeling temporarily sleep deprived. And if you’re already sleep-deprived, the one hour could compound the problem.

Concerto Competition Winners Featured in March 9 Performance

Four student winners of the annual UT School of Music Concerto Competition will perform Sunday, March 9. The 4:00 p.m. Concertos and Classics concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

Cartoonist, ‘Peanuts’ Creative Director Receives Accomplished Alumni Award

From left, Lee Patouillet, associate vice chancellor for Alumni Affairs, Paige Braddock, and Theresa M. Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

While a student at UT, Paige Braddock cut her teeth as a cartoonist for the Daily Beacon newspaper. The budding illustrator went on to work at several major newspapers before being hired by the creator of the Peanuts brand. Braddock, now executive vice president and creative director of the Charles Schultz Studio, returned to UT Thursday and was honored with the Accomplished Alumni award. She is a 1985 School of Art graduate.

Expert to Discuss Sleep and the Role of the Internal Clock at Science Forum

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Theresa M. Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology, will present “Tick Tock: Sleep Across the Lifespan and the Role of the Internal Clock” on Friday during this week’s Science Forum. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

Geography Symposium Offers Variety of Topics

From the global food crisis to electric bicycles, the Department of Geography’s inaugural research symposium has something for the geographer in everyone. Titled Mapping Outside the Lines: Geography as a Nexus for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research, the symposium begins Friday, February 21, and ends the following afternoon, Saturday, February 22. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Author to Speak on “Dark Green” Nature Religion at UT

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Author and professor Bron Taylor will discuss how a multifaceted trend of “dark green” religion is becoming a global movement at UT’s fourth annual David L. Dungan Memorial Lecture on Thursday, February 20. Taylor’s lecture, “Spirituality After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion as Global Religious Movement,” is presented by the Issues Committee and co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.

UT to Host Jazz Festival for Area Middle, High School Bands February 22

East Tennessee middle and high school band students can sharpen their music skills and learn from top jazz professionals at UT’s first annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 22. Participating bands will have the opportunity to perform before clinicians who will then provide feedback to the students. Guest clinicians are members of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and the UT jazz faculty.