March is Women’s History Month and UT is celebrating with multiple events acknowledging the professional accomplishments of women past and present and discussing current topics that impact women every day.
Jennifer DeBruyn, associate professor of bioengineering, will present “Life After Death: Microbial Ecology of Human Decomposition” at this week’s Science Forum at noon Friday.
The McClung Museum will host its monthly First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 3. The monthly recurring series gives staff, faculty, students, and museum members a behind-the-scenes peek at gems from the museum’s collections.
John Currie, athletic director for Kansas State, has been named UT’s next Director of Athletics. Currie worked for UT Athletics for 12 years prior to going to K-State in 2009. He will join Chancellor Beverly Davenport’s cabinet as vice chancellor and director of athletics on April 1. Davenport announced the hire Tuesday after less than two weeks on the job.
A group of students from UT and a trio of Knoxville high schools will get an out of this world opportunity Wednesday to chat with an astronaut on the International Space Station.
Marvelene Moore, professor emerita in UT’s School of Music, will be recognized at this year’s African American Trailblazer series at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.
March is Women’s History Month, and books are a great way to teach kids of all ages about inspirational female historical figures.
The School of Music’s annual black-tie gala to raise money for student scholarships this spring is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Cherokee Country Club.
The McClung Museum will host a family fun day, “Purrs from the Past,” celebrating the new special exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 25.
Maggie Shipstead, a novelist and short story writer, is visiting professor of creative writing at UT this spring.