College of Arts and Sciences News

Saturday Morning Physics Reviews Quantum Mechanics

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.”

UT Press Partners with School of Art to Create Book Covers

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 to Host Conference on Pressing Race Relations Issues in US

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.

UT to Host Events Remembering World War I April 6 and 7

UT’s Center for the Study of War and Society will remember the legacies of World War I with a series of events this spring. Programming includes two talks April 6 at the Blount County Public Library and an April 7 program at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

History Department to Host Symposium Exploring Intellectual Freedom

UT’s Department of History will host a symposium Monday, April 10, exploring the history and future of intellectual autonomy on college campuses. The event, which will feature a panel of faculty members from various UT departments, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the College of Law Auditorium, Room 132. It is free and open to the public.

Lenhart Receives 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

A UT professor of mathematics who is a passionate advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Suzanne Lenhart was honored with the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced this week.