The UT Humanities Center’s Conversations and Cocktails series continues on Tuesday, February 3, with Vejas Liulevicius, Lindsay Young professor and the director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, talking about “Eastern Europe’s Dangers.”
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Be sure to catch Ernest Freeberg, head of the history department, at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on PBS’s American Experience. Freeberg was interviewed about Thomas Edison. In the show he profiles the inventor whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb.
WBIR-TV interviewed Derek Alderman about his new research project. Alderman, head of the university’s geography department, has received $62,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how the representation of Southern slavery at tourism sites is changing. The research will use plantations to understand ongoing debates about race relations, racism, and white supremacy within the
Jeff Pappas, director of the School of Music, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Research by Derek Alderman, head of the department of geography, was featured by WBIR-TV. More than forty years after the assassination of the biggest leader of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., there are places named to honor his legacy around the country. Alderman studies this phenomenon and talked about what it says
Michelle Johnson, an alumna of the Department of Political Science was surprised last week with a $25,000 national award for excellence in teaching.
Gary McCracken, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was a guest on the NPR radio show “On Point with Tom Ashbrook.” On the call-in show, he discussed bats, Ebola, and bat conservation. McCracken is one of the nation’s leading bat experts. His research focuses on animal behavior and interactions with their environments. His current work
As the nation pauses to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday, a UT professor is reflecting on the country’s racial history in a different way—by examining plantations.
UT’s celebration of classical music from around the world continues this year with performances featuring Eastern European music on Sunday, January 11. The event will introduce works by legendary eastern European composers for small chamber ensembles.
Professor Rob Heller is featured in The New York Times for his photography class, which has turned into a twenty-two-year project documenting the town of LaFollette, Tennessee. There wasn’t much of a photography program when Heller arrived at the university. A few of his students became professional photographers, but he worked hard to teach them how to see and tell stories.