The Washington Post featured Victor Ray in this story about “scientific” racism, a concept that uses scientific techniques or hypotheses to support a belief in racism, racial inferiority, or racial superiority. The article highlights Ray’s study that shows how racial assumptions lead to problematic policy decisions. The study, through a series of statistical models using
WBIR Channel 10 interviewed Harry “Hap” McSween about NASA’s announcement of new evidence indicating flowing water on present-day Mars.
The campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renaming of the Black Cultural Center as the Frieson Black Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 2. The center is being named for accomplished businessmen Ron and Don Frieson, who recently gave $1 million to the university to further the work of
Audubon magazine recently featured Alison Boyer in this article exploring the variations among island birds, from dwarfism to flightlessness, due to evolution.
The International Business Times recently featured Raja Swamy in a story about Silicon Valley’s dealings with the nation of India.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the University of Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Razorbacks. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. ESPN-2 will televise the game.
Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be featured in an online live chat from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, hosted by the Great Courses. Liulevicius is the Lindsay Young Professor in the Department of History.
UT and Southeast University in Nanjing, China, are hosting an English Immersion Summer Camp during the first two weeks of July 2016. This is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to work as teachers and classroom assistants in China.
The McClung Museum recently acquired an important early Chinese Buddhist sculpture, which is currently on view at the museum.
The Smoky Mountain Field School has a slate of workshops planned for October, a beautiful time of year to explore the Smokies. Take a day hike to Mount LeConte, learn about bears, get comfortable with orienteering by map and compass, and learn about Cherokee plant lore.