President Donald Trump’s first order of business was signing an executive order that ordered federal agencies to ease the burden from Obamacare. WVLT interviewed political science professor, Richard Pacelle, to discuss the implications of Trump’s action.
UT anthropology professor Jan Simek and UT grad student Beau Carroll were recently featured on National Geographic, as reported by local NBC-affiliate WBIR.
A recent story by WBIR highlighted Pentatonix member Avi Kaplan’s recent visit to the UT School of Music.
The McClung Museum opens the new exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt on Saturday. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Eighty items from the Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view through May 7.
A new endowment that will support the academic pursuits of graduate students in the humanities has been named in honor of Tom Heffernan, retiring director of the UT Humanities Center.
Colin Sumrall will present “Hitching Rides in Paleozoic Seas: Ancient Creatures and Their Shellfish Taxis” at the Science Forum at noon Friday, February 3, in Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D.
Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero behind Hotel Rwanda, and Bree Newsome, the activist who removed the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House, are among the speakers who will be at UT during February to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to hosting well-known speakers, other events will celebrate African American music, international
Kids of all ages can celebrate Black History Month through books that explore rich contributions that have been made by African Americans.
Scott Kelly underwent changes at a genetic level during his year in space.
The News Sentinel was on campus Wednesday for World Hijab Day as students from the Muslim Student Association provided colorful scarves for other students to try on or take with them.
Our annual celebration of faculty—Faculty Appreciation Week—will be held next week, February 6–12, and will feature a full slate of special events.