This summer, national and local media have drawn upon the expertise of UT faculty members to learn about this phenomenon and to help the public prepare to view it safely.
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On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.
Mark Littmann, professor and Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing, will present “Totality: The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, April 7.
Professor Mark Littmann, Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, has been selected as the second recipient of the College of Communication and Information Board of Visitors Professorship.
Kasey Krouse, Knoxville’s first urban forester, will talk about the strategies have been used to improve the city’s tree canopy at Friday’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. It begins at noon on Friday in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
College kudos: Get to know Associate Professor Virginia Kupritz and Professor Mark Littman in the College of Communication and Information.
For seventy-nine years now UT’s Science Forum has brought cutting-edge science to a level understood by everyone. This semester’s lineup of forum programs begins at noon on Friday, February 3, with a presentation by Flora Meilleur, assistant professor of biochemistry at North Carolina State University. Her presentation, “Neutrons for Biology and Bioenergy,” will cover research she is currently doing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The fourth and final Life of the Mind discussion panel, “Undergraduate Research at UTK: Be Inspired, Get Involved!” will help acquaint first-year students to undergraduate research being done at UT Knoxville and show them how they can get involved. The hour-long panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in the University Center Auditorium.