UT freshmen have been busy reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel as part of the Life of the Mind common reading program administered by First-Year Studies.
First Year Studies News
The campus community is invited to celebrate this year’s Life of the Mind program reading selection—Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel—by participating in a special First-Year Studies escape room in Hodges Library.
While Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel has already been selected as the upcoming Life of the Mind book, your input is wanted to help choose the book for 2018–19 academic year. First-Year Studies, which oversees Life of the Mind, is seeking to choose books sooner to allow more time for faculty and units
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel has been chosen as the 2017 Life of the Mind book.
The deadline to apply to be a First-Year Studies 101 instructor is February 1.
The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.
Scott Kelly, the US astronaut who recently returned from a record-breaking year in space, will help launch the 2016-17 academic year UT by speaking at the annual Welcome Week Life of the Mind celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 15.
First-Year Studies is seeking nearly 200 discussion leaders for the 2016 Life of the Mind program.
Freshmen enrolled in a first-year studies course at UT will gain firsthand experience at radio broadcasting today.
In the spirit of Halloween, freshmen are embracing the ghoulish holiday in a creepy, crawly way. The popular First-Year Studies course It’s a Bug’s Life, taught by entomology and plant pathology professor Jerome Grant, examines how insects have shaped our world and influenced our lives through movies, television, art, literature, and even food.