With the Lego Batman movie premiering recently, National Geographic took a whimsical look at seven ways in which bats are like the fictional Batman character. Nat Geo turned to Gary McCracken—professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and one of the world’s leading experts on bats—for a question about bats’ built-in superpowers.
In preparation for Department of Religious Studies 50th anniversary celebration, two retired department heads provided funds to help establish the Religious Studies Endowment. Several retirees also have contributed toward other awards and endowments to support the department.
Facilities Services will host a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Spring Cleaning Essentials,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the International House Great Room.
In addition to offering advisement and support for nearly 500 student organizations, the Center for Student Engagement provides advisors with help via online training modules in Canvas.
The College of Communication and Information will honor the Reverend Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday.
The College of Law will host the “Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy” conference March 2-3.
Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1.
The role of African American soldiers in World War I will be the focus of UT’s second annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 23.