College of Arts and Sciences News

Red Orbit: What’s in Antarctica’s Blood Falls?

Red Orbit featured the research of microbiologist Jill Mikucki that examined what is beneath Blood Falls, a five-story tall Antarctic phenomenon that looks like a bleeding glacier. Mikucki was part of an international team of researchers that recently tapped into the source of the brine leaking out of the falls, a reservoir that has sat there

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WBIR Features UT’s Ethnomusicology Conference

WBIR Channel 10 recently interviewed Leslie Gay, music associate professor, about UT’s ethnomusicology conference that took place this weekend. The station also featured the performance of American Songster Dom Flemons that was part of conference. Watch the story here.

UT to Host Second Annual Jazz Festival Concert March 7

The second annual Jazz Festival Concert on Saturday, March 7, will feature the UT Big Band with guest musician Dick Oatts. It is free and open to the public and will be held in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

Humanities Center Announces Fellowship Winners

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The UT Humanities Center has announced its class of fellows for the 2015–16 academic year. The faculty and graduate student fellowship recipients will be afforded a full year in the Humanities Center to pursue their respective research projects.

UT Research: Conservation Organizations Need to Keep Up with Nature

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A new paper authored by UT professor suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect. The paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, argues that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation efforts given the rate and extent of the ecological changes that are coming.

UT to Award Honorary Degrees to Social Activist and Actress

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UT will award its ninth and tenth honorary degrees to social activist Marian Wright Edelman and actress Dale Dickey. Edelman will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and speak at the College of Communication and Information commencement. Dickey will receive an Honorary Master of Fine Arts in acting during a campus visit next year.