Arts & Sciences News

Actress Dale Dickey to Receive Honorary Degree, Address Graduates

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Knoxville-born actress Dale Dickey—who has been called “the reigning queen of Southern gothic”— will return to UT on Friday, December 11, to receive an honorary degree and address new graduates. Commencement ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. More than 2,300 students are graduating this fall—1,795 undergraduates, 559 graduate students, and seven law students.

Charleston Gazette-Mail Features Ezzell in Story about Creation of ‘Dark Sky’ Park

The Charleston Gazette-Mail featured research scientist Tim Ezzell in a story about the potential creation of a “dark sky” park in West Virginia. Fairmont State University architecture students have produced a conceptual design for a planned addition to Calhoun County Park, which boasts some of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The goal is to help draw stargazers to the site.

Huffington Post, Psychology Today Highlight Burghardt Research on Animal Play

The Huffington Post and Psychology Today highlighted Gordon Burghardt‘s research on animal behavior in a story examining how and why dogs play. Burghardt, a UT Alumni Distinguished Service Professor, holds appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Clarence Brown Theatre to Hold Family Feast Prior to December 10 Show

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To promote the practice of family dinners and to reach out to our community members, the Clarence Brown Theatre, with support from the Junior League of Knoxville, invites the campus community to its first-ever CBT Family Feast to accompany the A Christmas Carol production on Thursday, December 10.