North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons program and recent missile tests have heightened tensions between the East Asian nation and the United States. Are we careening toward a clash?
College of Arts and Sciences News
From police shootings, to establishing religion, to transgender bathrooms, several high-profile cases likely to come before the US Supreme Court this spring could reshape some of our nation’s laws, according to UT Professor Richard Pacelle.
Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.
Accomplished faculty, staff, and students were honored Wednesday evening at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, the university’s largest recognition event of the year. Seven seniors—Natalie Bennett, Savannah Clay, Joshua Dobbs, Carson Hollingsworth, Elisabeth Logan, Monil Mehta, and Louis Varriano— were recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor,
Matthew T. Kerr, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography, is one of only 10 recipients nationwide to be awarded the 2017 Dissertation Fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Caroline Knight, a graduating senior in cinema studies, is an award-winning filmmaker whose latest project is now being shown at film festivals around the country.
UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy presents the ninth installment of the Saturday Morning Physics lecture series this Saturday, April 22, with Assistant Professor Steven Johnston presenting “Studying Quantum Mechanics with Light and Computers.”
Sierra Plese, a senior in graphic design from Farragut, Tennessee, is about to see her work go to press. Her design, featuring carefully selected type, has been chosen to grace the cover of Athens of the New South, published by UT Press.
UT’s Department of Sociology will host a conference April 27–29 addressing some of the most pressing current issues surrounding racial inequality in the United States. The three-day conference, New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, will bring nationally and internationally recognized scholars to the UT campus.