Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography and an expert in using tree rings to reconstruct past climates, has been named a James R. Cox Professor.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an “Ask a Physicist” Facebook Live question and answer session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the department’s Facebook page. Physicists Andrew Steiner and Jun Han will discuss neutron stars, the second most compact objects in the universe.
Zachary Ogburn, a second year chemistry graduate student, has developed a novel approach to monitor how microscopic algae adapt—a step that could help improve the marine environment.
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighted UT’s AustenFest, a three-day celebration of the work of 18th-century author Jane Austen. The event runs through Friday.
A documentary detailing the UT Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
Visiting scholar Greg Grandin will discuss slavery in novelist Herman Melville’s America when he delivers the annual Milton M. Klein Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
Two UT projects, led by professors Stuart Brotman and Bruce Tonn, were selected for the US Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab for the fall 2017 semester.
Michael Knight, professor in the Department of English, received highly positive reviews for his book Eveningland in the New York Times.
UT’s Center for the Study of War and Society will remember the legacies of World War I with a series of events this spring. Programming includes two talks April 6 at the Blount County Public Library and an April 7 program at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.