Jan Simek has spent decades trekking for miles in complete darkness, contorting his body to fit around rocks, and navigating down muddy and stony slopes. The UT anthropology professor’s work has paid off in the form of big discoveries—and now a big award.
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For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant’s moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.
Curious about how an actor gets into character? Kathleen Buckley, associate professor of theatre, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how actors break down a script at this week’s final Pregame Showcase before the Vols take on the Missouri Tigers.
Ten high school students received $6,000 annual scholarships to UT in this year’s UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest. More than 700 students from fifty-one schools all across Tennessee competed in the competition, held November 6 at UT.
A group of UT students who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, will share their experiences at an open forum and discussion session, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in Room 27 of the Alumni Memorial Building.
UT students and professors from various disciplines are working together to make an Appalachian community a safer and healthier place to live—and serve as a model to help other communities like it.
The university presented Knoxville native and entertainer Mary Costa with an honorary doctorate Monday at a special event held in her honor.
Football fans can learn more about how chemists are contributing to the production of pharmaceuticals around the world at this week’s UT Pregame Showcase.
The Marco Institute Eleventh Annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture will feature Jonathan Phillips, professor of crusading history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He will discuss the life and legend of the iconic figure of the Sultan Saladin. The event is at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in John C. Hodges Library.
WBIR-TV spoke with Annette Mendola, a graduate student in philosophy and UT Medical Center clinical ethicist, spoke about physician assisted