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.
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Cello amateurs, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the United States will converge at UT for an intensive three-day exploration and celebration of the instrument from Friday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 1.
Karen Lloyd’s work with subsea floor mud and frozen Siberian soil has earned her an extraordinarily competitive award. The assistant professor of microbiology at UT has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences.
Pianist Kevin Class, along with other UT faculty members and guest artists, will present a concert featuring the piano chamber music of German composer Johannes Brahms on Monday, February 23.
Almost 200 rare maps of Europe and other parts of the world created between the 1500s and 1800s now belong to UT. The McClung Museum recently received the large gift from private donors.
UT history professors will share their research and knowledge with high school history teachers in a half-day program of lectures and conversation.
The Korean Children’s Choir will perform a free thirty-minute concert at UT on Friday, February 20. The 2:00 p.m. concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building.
The Washington Post interviewed Derek Alderman for an article about a plantation in Virginia. The story talked with Alderman, head of the university’s geography department, about his research into how the representation of Southern slavery at tourism sites is changing. The research is using plantations to understand ongoing debates about race relations, racism, and white
College of Arts and Sciences spotlights Emily Bivens, associate professor of art, and Alison Buchan, associate professor of microbiology, as faculty trailblazers as part of Faculty Appreciation Week 2015.
The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes Tina Shepardson, associate professor of religious studies, and Micheline van Riemsdijk, associate professor of geography, as faculty trailblazers as part of Faculty Appreciation Week 2015.