Joy DeSensi, UT Chancellor’s Professor Emerita and longtime scholar and practitioner in the field of sport management, passed away April 1, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 71.
Michael Knight, professor in the Department of English, received highly positive reviews for his book Eveningland in the New York Times.
Health resources will be available to the UT community at HealthBeat 2017, a free health fair for all students, faculty, and staff. UT’s College of Nursing is joining forces with the Student Health Center and UT Medical Center for the event, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Panhellenic Building.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.
UT’s Department of History will host a symposium Monday, April 10, exploring the history and future of intellectual autonomy on college campuses. The event, which will feature a panel of faculty members from various UT departments, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the College of Law Auditorium, Room 132. It is free and open to the public.
From preparing the Power T outline on Shields-Watkins Field to making the Ayres Hall chimes play the Today show theme, the work of many Vol family members helped to make Wednesday’s world record-breaking event a Big Orange success.
Mark Littmann, professor and Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing, will present “Totality: The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, April 7.
Jedediah Blanton, assistant professor of kinesiology, recreation and sport studies, offers some tips to help children enjoy sports.
Christine Nattrass, assistant professor of physics, will present “Recreating the Big Bang at the Large Hadron Collider” on Saturday, April 8, at Saturday Morning Physics.
A UT professor of mathematics who is a passionate advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Suzanne Lenhart was honored with the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced this week.