Seeing a child or a dog play is not a foreign sight. But what about a turtle or even a wasp? Apparently, they play, too. In fact, according to Gordon Burghardt, a psychology professor at UT Knoxville, many animals — not just dogs, cats, and monkeys — need a little play time.
UT alumnus and former media mogul Chris Whittle, founder and CEO of Edison Schools Inc., will kick off the university’s Educational Leadership Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.
The News Sentinel article highlights initiatives within UT’s College of Business Administration that promote entrepreneurship such as the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Entrepreneur Fellow program. The piece highlights the genesis of Bootie Butler, a start-up company that became a classroom project. Student Greg Compton served a four-month internship that challenged him
Distinguished Alumni Lecturer Thomas Lauria, who represented a group of stockholders during the restructuring of automobile manufacturer Chrysler, will lecture at the UT College of Law at noon Friday, Oct. 22. Room 132 of the College of Law building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Mountaintop removal coal mining impacting Appalachia is the focus of the album “Dear Companion” by collaborating recording artists Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore. The duo will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Clarence Brown Theatre at UT Knoxville.
Al Hazari, director of labs and lecturer in chemistry, was a guest on WBIR-TV’s Live at Five at Four show to preview his “Magic of Chemistry Show,” now in its 20th year. Part of National Chemistry Week, the show is both entertaining and educational. While Hazari conducts exciting and often explosive demonstrations, he unravels the
Bruce Bursten, dean of the UT Knoxville College of Arts and Sciences, announced Friday that he would be stepping down as dean and returning to the faculty as of Dec. 31.
John Dillinger, perhaps the nation’s most infamous Depression-era bank robber, will be the subject of this year’s Charles O. Jackson history lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Elliott Gorn, author and professor of history and American civilization at Brown University, will discuss “John Dillinger’s America,” at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Room 103
UT Knoxville will mark the second annual National Day on Writing on Wednesday, Oct. 20, with “UT Writes,” a day-long series of events on the second floor of Hodges Library. The activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include a graffiti walk, a haiku station, a writing outpost, opportunities to give