Travel back in time to the 18th century and visit with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as UT celebrates AustenFest April 5–7.
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Kate Jones, associate professor and associate head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present “Stardust and Atom Smashers” Saturday, April 1, in this week’s installment of Saturday Morning Physics
Senate hearings for Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the US Supreme Court are under way in Washington, DC, this week. If appointed, he would have a hand in interpreting the Constitution and thus shaping the nation’s laws relating to primary issues including immigration and deportation; presidential power; free speech; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, said Richard Pacelle, head of UT’s Department of Political Science.
Todd Freeberg, associate head of psychology, will present “Do Even the Birds and the Bees Benefit from Diversity?” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, March 24.
Students looking for a greater challenge in their English courses can now enroll in an advanced writing-intensive course being offered by the Department of English. English 290, an optional course for students who earned an AP score of 4 or 5 and thus received credit for English 101, offers a head-start in the skills students will be using in their more advanced courses.
President Donald Trump visited The Hermitage Wednesday on the 250th anniversary of Andrew Jackson’s birth to lay a wreath at his grave. UT history professor Daniel Feller stood 50 feet from him as he delivered a speech from the home’s front porch.
The Women in STEM Research Symposium returns to UT on March 21, bringing together students, faculty, and researchers for a day recognizing and strengthening the role of women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
The Carolingian era—best known for Emperor Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor—and its lasting impact on Europe will be the topic of the 14th annual Marco Symposium March 24–25.
Graduate education at UT earned high marks in the new U.S. News and World Report rankings, with programs in business, law, engineering, information sciences, nursing, and education listed among the best in the nation.
The extreme self-sacrificial behavior found in suicide bombers and soldiers presents an evolutionary puzzle: how can a trait that calls for an individual to make the ultimate sacrifice, especially in defense of a group of non-family members, persist over evolutionary time?