Prolific composers Beethoven and Mozart wrote many of their works for the fortepiano, a predecessor of the modern piano, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Music lovers in modern-day Knoxville can enjoy beautiful sounds from this centuries-old instrument during a concert and workshop at UT on September 26 and 27.
UT’s inaugural Arab Cultural Fair and academic symposium kick off this weekend with museum displays of Arabic art and other cultural demonstrations.
Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
A composer who has written music for television and radio and whose opera Medea will have its world premiere at UT will be an artist-in-residence this fall.
The John C. Hodges Trustees have gifted the Humanities Center with $200,000—the largest single gift awarded by the trustees and largest ever to the center. The funds will go into an endowment that supports center activities for faculty and students. The Hodges Trustees are full and emeritus professors of the Department of English.
Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor and part of the economic transition team advisory board for President Barack Obama, will deliver the Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture on September 23 at UT.
The McClung Museum will host a workshop related to the new exhibit Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Natural History Illustration from the 1500s–1800s. Registration is now open for the workshop, “Using Scratchboard to Create Lifelike Natural History Illustrations.” It will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 5, at the museum.
This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at alternative transportation energy sources and innovations. Claus Daniel, deputy director of the Sustainable Transportation program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will talk on “Electrification of Transportation: Cost and Opportunities.” His discussion begins at noon on Friday, September 19, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
The only “car” that most people associate with printers is a “car-tridge” of ink, but may soon change, thanks in part to several UT students.
Graduate teaching associate Laura Lemon found herself in an interesting spot at last week’s Medal of Honor Town Hall at UT. On one side of her sat her public relations students, eagerly taking notes to write a press release about the event. On the other side sat her father, Medal of Honor recipient Peter Lemon.