Arts & Sciences News

WUOT: TVA And The Developing World


Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about how the Tennessee Valley Authority was used as a model of development across the globe.

Hay is the Quest Scholar of the Week


Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for “Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity.”

Professor to Discuss New Alex Haley Biography December 2


A UT historian will present his new biography of Alex Haley, an acclaimed American author, Wednesday, December 2. Robert “Jeff” Norrell will discuss his biography Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, at a 6:00 p.m. presentation at the East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 South Gay Street. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow the talk.

UT’s Wilhelm Named Fellow of Aquatic Science Organization

Steven Wilhelm

A prestigious aquatic science organization has appointed a UT microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm as one of its fellows. Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in the Department of Microbiology, is part of the inaugural class of sustaining fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

WSJ: A Long Path to a Dream of Being a Nun

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The Wall Street Journal featured Shannen Williams in this story about a great-grandmother who is one of two black Catholic nuns in the white order of the Sisters of St. Francis.