Four UT faculty members have been selected to participate in the 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. UT faculty members receiving grant funds are Suzie Allard, Charles Collins, Beauvais Lyons, and Matthew M. Mench.
Beauvais Lyons News
UT is home to some unique stuff. You’ve probably heard about the Anthropology Research Facility and the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection housed in a basement room in Neyland Stadium. While these two parts of campus are well-known curiosities, there are plenty of other eyebrow-raising things to see on Rocky Top.
Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Art , and Diane Fox, senior lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, are featured in an exhibition Connections: Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons at the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, through January 15.
The Centaur Excavations of Volos, an art exhibit brought to Hodges Library by Beauvais Lyons, professor of art, and Neil Greenberg, emeritus professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is featured in an article on the Mental Floss website.
UT will host more than 1,500 printmakers from around the world for the Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference March 18–21. The conference will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center and around campus.
Imagine learning about significant research—everything from stem cell research to Egyptian graffiti—in seven minutes or less. That’s what happens at Mic/Nite, where eleven faculty members take turns making short presentations about their work. This semester’s Mic/Nite will be held on March 13 at the Relix Variety Theatre. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, including a cash bar and pizza. The free event is open only to UT faculty, staff, and their spouses or partners.
The latest project of the printmaking studio is popping up on campus and may soon spread into the city to help people learn about their rights. The intermediate print workshop class, under guidance of Chancellor’s Professor Beauvais Lyons, recently finished a project based on the American Civil Liberties Union’s “Know Your Rights” campaign.
UT Knoxville has bestowed a James R. Cox Professorship upon another deserving faculty member. Nathan Sanders, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will hold the honor for three years.
USA Today spoke with Beauvais Lyons, UT Chancellor’s Professor and James R. Cox Professor of Art, about museum exhibits of mythical creatures and how we know what is real, and what isn’t. Lyons heads the “Hokes Archives” in the John C. Hodges Library, which includes the faux history of three civilizations: the Apasht, the Arenot, and Aazudians.
What is it about pranks that we find so interesting and entertaining? That question is at the core of a unique freshman seminar class to be taught by UT’s “Court Jester,” Beauvais Lyons. Lyons is also a gifted artist, mentor and a force behind the UT Knoxville School of Art’s graduate program in printmaking. Students in Lyons’ freshman seminar 129 course will study and stage a number of pranks during the semester to explore the social, political, ethical and artistic uses of the prank.