Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.
A leading theoretical evolutionary biologist at UT has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Sergey Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Mathematics, follows in the footsteps of historical greats such as Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Mead, and Nelson Mandela, who were all notable members of the academy.
Lora Doherty, a senior in therapeutic recreation, has been researching how camps can help children in military families cope with a parent’s deployment. The research not only deepened her understanding of coursework but also gave her a leg up on other applicants when applying to graduate school. Doherty, of Knoxville, is among 1,400 UT undergraduates involved in
An Apollo 17 astronaut, Tennessee’s 48th governor and the founder of HGTV will receive honorary degrees from UT this spring.
Wardell Milan, a New York City-based visual artist, will be recognized for his accomplishments as part of UT’s African American Trailblazer Series on Tuesday, April 25.
Matthew T. Kerr, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography, is one of only 10 recipients nationwide to be awarded the 2017 Dissertation Fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
UT student-athletes will partner with campus and local community organizations from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, to present the first-ever UT Sports Fest, an event to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in sports. The free event will be held at the Robert E. White Indoor Field in UT’s Anderson Training Center.
UT’s Haslam College of Business and Tickle College of Engineering have partnered to create a new cross-disciplinary learning experience for undergraduate students.
Leslie Chang Jantz, the curator of education at UT’s McClung Museum, has received the Tennessee Association of Museums’ 2017 Emerging Museum Professional award.
Caroline Knight, a graduating senior in cinema studies, is an award-winning filmmaker whose latest project is now being shown at film festivals around the country.