The UT Knoxville Department of English is sponsoring a series of events this week featuring Richard Halpern, professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. Halpern will lecture on “Greek Theater and Democratic Thought: Arendt to Rancière,” on Thursday, March 18, and will lead a seminar on his recent essay, “Hamlet and the Political Economy of
Jon Butler, a leading historian of American religion from Yale University, will deliver a lecture on Puritans in American history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Thursday, March 18, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Butler’s lecture, “Whatever Happened to the Puritans–and
In the spirit of friendly competition and going green, UT Knoxville is hosting its first-ever Recyclympics on March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the TRECS Intramural Fields. Students, faculty and staff will compete in various events such as a recycled phone book shot-put, dumpster dive, aluminum can crush and recycle pong.
One hundred seventy-one students at UT Knoxville have received $500 study-abroad scholarships funded by a study-abroad fee collected from undergraduates. The $10-per-year fee, proposed by the Student Government Association and approved by the Board of Trustees, went into effect in fall of 2008.
Catherine Luther has been named associate dean for academic programs for the UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information.
In March 2007 the University of Tennessee Faculty Club moved from its longtime campus location to the well-appointed quarters of Club LeConte, at the top of the First Tennessee Bank tower. Since then members of the University Club at Club LeConte have enjoyed hundreds of opportunities to mix and mingle. The club provides Sunday Brunch,
Legendary broadcaster Carl Kasell, scorekeeper of National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me…,” and Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. will join UT Knoxville representatives to celebrate the 60th anniversary of WUOT at a by-invitation reception and program on March 16.
The Ready for the World Café, the international buffet run by students at UT Knoxville, resumes this week with a “Taste of the South.” The café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center.