The McClung Museum will host free family fun days on two consecutive Saturdays —”Treasures From the Vault” from 1 to 4 p.m. April 29 and “Day of Clay” from 1 to 4 p.m. May 6.
For the first time, a UT professor has received a major Carnegie fellowship. Nicknamed “the brainy awards,” the fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Nathan J. Kelly, associate professor of political science, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Research Fellow. The recognition comes for his work studying how economic inequality reinforces itself through politics.
Collen Jonsson, Beaman Distinguished Professor of Microbiology, will present “Making Sense of Virus Evolution—The Unsolved Puzzle of Deadly Hantaviruses” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, April 28.
The May 1 college confirmation deadline is just around the corner, and UT’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions will celebrate the day with a live Declaration Day event akin to National Football Signing Day.
The College of Architecture and Design will host architect Craig Dykers, designer of the New York Times Square reconstruction, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
More than 100 family members, students, and faculty were on hand Saturday for the dedication of Stokely Hall in a ceremony that honored the family’s legacy of support for UT.
Jian Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present his lecture “Condensed Matter Physics: a Diverse Society of Electrons” at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29.
An Apollo 17 astronaut, Tennessee’s 48th governor and the founder of HGTV will receive honorary degrees from UT this spring.
UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer its store shoppers a 10 percent discount on Saturday, April 22, the day of the Orange and White game.
Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.