Jan Simek has spent decades trekking for miles in complete darkness, contorting his body to fit around rocks, and navigating down muddy and stony slopes. The UT anthropology professor’s work has paid off in the form of big discoveries—and now a big award.
For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant’s moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.
Curious about how an actor gets into character? Kathleen Buckley, associate professor of theatre, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how actors break down a script at this week’s final Pregame Showcase before the Vols take on the Missouri Tigers.
Bryan Hilbert is the new coordinator for UT’s Disability Careers Office. Hilbert assists students and alumni with disabilities by providing career planning and guidance. He previously served as a testing and assistive technology coordinator in the Office of Disability Services.
The McClung Museum will host a lecture and book signing on the geologic history of Tennessee on Sunday, November 16.
Students living on campus and University Housing staff will host Grand Illumination on November 19 to celebrate the gift of reading with area youngsters.
Tennessee and Kentucky fans will have another chance to compete just days after the two football teams meet at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, November 15. The twenty-seventh annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle will take place Monday, November 17, through Friday, November 21.
A group of UT students who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, will share their experiences at an open forum and discussion session, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in Room 27 of the Alumni Memorial Building.
UT students and professors from various disciplines are working together to make an Appalachian community a safer and healthier place to live—and serve as a model to help other communities like it.
The university will hold a dedication ceremony to celebrate the recent naming of the Haslam College of Business and the Haslam family’s transformational gift to the college on Friday, November 14.