College of Arts and Sciences News

Six Things You Should Know about Geography

Kelsey Ellis

Geography is more than maps, terrains, and places. It’s also history, climate change, human rights, population, transportation, and human behavior. With Geography Awareness Week beginning today, here’s a look at some fascinating—and very diverse—research being done by UT geographers.

Lesson Inspires Students to Organize Human Trafficking Awareness Event

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A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.

Festival to Honor Great German Literary Figure

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s life and work will be celebrated through film screenings, a poetry contest, panel discussions, and performances at a festival to be held November 12–13.

Choral Student Places Eighth in International Quartet Competition

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UT senior Hailey Myatt joined a barbershop music group last year after responding to a Facebook message from three members searching for a bass singer to complete their quartet in St. Louis, Missouri. Last month, her group placed eighth in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Finals in Las Vegas.

Distinguished Lecturer to Discuss History of Black Capitalism November 9

Juliet Walker, professor of history and founder and director of the Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a lecture titled “When Will All Black Economic Lives Matter? After 400 Years, 1619–2019, We Are Still at the Racial Bottom” at 3:30 p.m. in Hodges Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.