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Today’s Science Forum to Discuss Curiosity Rover, Potential Life on Mars

UT’s annual Science Forum kicks off today with a discussion on how NASA’s Curiosity rover could help determine if life was once sustainable on Mars. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation.

Campus Welcomes Fans to Arkansas State Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against Arkansas State University. Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Red Wolves. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The new SEC Network will televise the game. Tickets are still available for the game.

National Geographic Hosts Young Explorer Grants Events at UT

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The National Geographic Society has chosen UT to host a set of events on September 20 promoting its Young Explorers Grants program. From documenting threatened animals to exploring canyons, the program supports students ages eighteen through twenty-five pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.

Pregame Showcase Marvels at the Matter Surrounding Us

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Norman Mannella, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will talk about the “Marvels of Matter All Around Us” at this week’s Pregame Showcase at the University of Tennessee. The showcase will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Ballroom (Room 213), before the Vols take on Arkansas State University.

Steam Plant Conversion Continues

Big changes are already taking place at the UT Steam Plant as part of its ongoing conversion project. The project, which began in March, includes the elimination of coal use at the plant through the replacement of the plant’s coal-fired boilers with high-efficiency, natural gas/fuel oil boilers.

Humanities Center Lecture Series Begins September 3 with Art Scholar

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American art scholar Alexander Nemerov will kick off the UT Humanities Center’s third annual Distinguished Lecture Series on September 3. Nemerov’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is entitled “Lewis Hine in the Southeast: Child Labor Photographs, 1908–1912.”