With the new academic year, nine schools and departments are welcoming new directors and heads.
College of Arts and Sciences News
Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.
Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.
Area high school teachers will have the opportunity to learn best teaching practices on subjects ranging from the American Revolution to the Trail of Tears at a program hosted by the Department of History on Saturday, September 10.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the James K. Polk Project, based in the Department of History, a $204,785 grant.
A paper co-authored by Kristen Savell, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, is among the first to document how evolutionary selection has shaped variation in human limbs across the globe.
Xylina Marshall, who graduated in May, is honing her Italian skills by participating in the VoluntarItaly program in Northern Italy. Marshall is one of nine students from UT’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures’ Language and World Business program who are getting hands-on experience in business while applying their foreign language skills in internships this summer.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to having successful relationships lies within. That’s the somewhat startling finding of a study conducted by graduate student Jerika Norona and Professor Deborah Welsh, both of the psychology department, which Welsh heads.
Claire Stigliani, assistant professor of drawing and painting in the School of Art, recently received a $25,000 grant through the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant Program.
The Pregame Showcase—the popular faculty lectures held on campus two hours before each home football game—will be on hiatus until Phase II of the new Student Union construction is completed.