The Nashville Scene highlighted Margaret Lazarus Dean’s recent book, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight.
UT’s School of Music is hosting its first contemporary music festival October 22–24.
A UT graduate student will play all thirty-five roles in a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony award-winning play at the Clarence Brown Theatre.
Noriko Horiguchi was featured in Kitaab, a blog that seeks to empower and connect Asian writers and readers worldwide.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, as part of its Mars coverage, re-released a documentary about Terraforming Mars, which featured UT’s Harry “Hap” McSween. The piece examines a massive geo-engineering project of making the dry and barren Red Planet into an Earth-like new home for humanity. McSween noted that terraforming is closer to science fiction than science, and that everything from
Three UT physicists are drawing on their expertise in quantum mechanics to help solve a twenty-first century problem: keeping digital information safe at sea.
Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, will look at the transformation of a lineage of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds and show why we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. His Science Forum talk, “The Origin of Birds: Did the Age of Dinosaurs Really End?” will be held at noon on Friday, October 9, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Renowned archaeologist W. Y. Adams will discuss Nubian history in a talk presented by the UT Departments of Anthropology, Classics, and History and the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies on Tuesday, October 13.
The School of Music kicks off the Ready for the World Music Series with the music of Latin America on Sunday, October 11, at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
Football fans are invited to learn more about the ongoing political strife in Venezuela during the Pregame Showcase prior to the UT vs. Georgia matchup on Saturday, October 10.