Jessica Hay, an assistant professor of psychology and director of UT’s Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, has received a five-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how infants acquire language.
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala at the McClung Museum beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, and concluding at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25.
North Americans might be seeing new species of birds in certain areas of the continent in the near future. According to research conducted by a UT psychology professor, Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, which could end up having a negative effect on native species.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host several events throughout the day on Thursday, September 17, in celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against Western Carolina University. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Catamounts. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. ESPNU will televise the game.
The UT Symphony Orchestra is poised to present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, which featured lyrics borrowed from James Agee’s poem of a similar name. The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. October 30 at the Tennessee Theater.
Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art at Oregon State University in Corvallis, will speak at UT’s College of Architecture and Design at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17. Hiratsuka will present a lecture about his printmaking work in Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building.
Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, will present “Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight” at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, prior to the UT vs. Western Carolina game.
International students make up nearly one-third of the full-time MBA class at the Haslam College of Business, with students representing India, China, Korea, Thailand, Brazil, and Ukraine. This percentage marks an all-time high for the program.
Tennessee’s economy performed well in the first half of 2015 and largely followed a similar pattern of growth as the US economy, but the state’s unemployment rate is still higher than the national average, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Business and Economic Research.