After graduating from UT, Desiree Dube will say dasvidanya—goodbye—to America for a while. Dube, from Clarksville, Tennessee, completed her degree in history and Russian studies and is heading to Russia on a Fulbright scholarship. She will spend the 2016–17 academic year teaching English and learning all she can about Russian culture.
College of Arts and Sciences News
Many students aspire to make the world a better place. Three May graduates have Peace Corps assignments that will take them to different places around the globe where they will make lasting impact. Brandon McKenna-Wagner is off to Senegal to work in sustainable agriculture, Shellee Merryman is heading to Panama to work on water sanitation projects, and Alicia Maskley, pictured, is going to Timor Leste in the South Pacific to work in economic development.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have suspended—or plan to end—their campaigns, which virtually guarantees that Donald Trump will be the party’s nominee, according to political science expert Rich Pacelle.
An opening reception for the Annual Honors Exhibition will be held 3:00–5:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, in UT’s Ewing Gallery.
This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on campus. Mother’s Day is a tough day for Kim Harrison and Bernice Koprince, both administrative specialists in the Department of History. Both are Gold Star moms: their sons died while serving in the US military overseas. And both say they’ll get through the day by focusing on good memories and gratitude rather than grief.
Mary Campbell, assistant professor in the School of Art, will discuss research on various aspects of nineteenth-century polygamy during the last “Conversations and Cocktails” talk, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
New UT research shows humans have different decomposition patterns than pigs and rabbits—a finding that could immediately impact court cases around the world.
Scientists and clinicians often encounter road blocks in designing specific treatments for diseases like cancer or developmental disorders because proteins that regulate cell functions through complex mechanisms are misunderstood.
The twentieth Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) took place April 11–15, in Hodges Library
Amy Billone, an associate professor of English, will present “Harry Potter and the Nineteenth-Century Dream Child” from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20.