Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, will look at the transformation of a lineage of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds and show why we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. His Science Forum talk, “The Origin of Birds: Did the Age of Dinosaurs Really End?” will be held at noon on Friday, October 9, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
College of Arts and Sciences News
The School of Music kicks off the Ready for the World Music Series with the music of Latin America on Sunday, October 11, at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
Football fans are invited to learn more about the ongoing political strife in Venezuela during the Pregame Showcase prior to the UT vs. Georgia matchup on Saturday, October 10.
Movies, romance, and the work of actor John Cusack will be in the spotlight at the Pregame Showcase prior to the Vols’ game against Arkansas on Saturday, October 3.
The Department of History will host acclaimed historian Kate Brown as a part of its annual lecture series in modern European history.
A trio of student inventors from UT will compete against other student teams from Southeastern Conference schools in an entrepreneurial pitch competition at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Symposium next week in Atlanta.
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.
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 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.