UT will award its ninth and tenth honorary degrees to social activist Marian Wright Edelman and actress Dale Dickey. Edelman will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and speak at the College of Communication and Information commencement. Dickey will receive an Honorary Master of Fine Arts in acting during a campus visit next year.
UT’s Sashi Nambisan and Jennifer Richards have garnered attention for a paper the two presented at the Engineering Leaders for Grand Challenges conference held at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
The McClung Museum invites faculty to join the museum, Provost Susan Martin, and colleagues for a reception in honor of the new special exhibition Drawn from the McClung Museum from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.
It’s election season for UT’s Faculty Senate, the faculty’s voice in the shared governance of the campus, and caucus chairs are looking for faculty members willing to serve.
UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.
Celebrate the contributions made by UT’s female students, staff and faculty by participating in Women’s History Month events. The Commission for Women is hosting Women in Art: Gallery Showing and Celebration, a showcase of UT women artists and Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT lecture. The Women’s Empowerment Summit is Saturday, March 7. A lecture about career journeys of successful women leaders given by feminist psychologist Ruth Fassinger is Monday, March 23.
Dom Flemons, the American Songster, will give a lecture and perform during an event co-sponsored by UT on Thursday, March 12.
The UT College of Law invites lawyers, health care providers, students, faculty, and members of the community to gather on Friday, March 6, for a one-day symposium on health care law and policy issues and solutions.
Ernest Freeberg, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at UT, will present “The Age of Edison: How the Electric Light Created Modern America” on March 3 in the Conversations and Cocktails series.
Companion Animal Initiative in Tennessee and Human Animal Bond in Tennessee are this week’s featured partnerships. CAIT brings communities together to find solutions to pet issues, and H.A.B.I.T. is an animal-assisted interaction program.