Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually
Anu Garg, world-famous expert on the origin of words, will speak about “Language Myths & Hoaxes: A Humorous Look at Language Misconceptions” when he delivers the 27th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Garg is the founder of Wordsmith.org. He writes a daily column on the origin of words—a word a day—for an online community of some 400,000 word lovers in 170 countries, now in its 27th year. Garg is the author … Read more “Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually”
Scientific American’s Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture
Robin Lloyd, a writer and editor for Scientific American and adjunct professor of science writing at New York University, will talk about “The End of Investigative Science Writing?” when she delivers the 28th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the College of Nursing Auditorium on the UT campus.
Lloyd has contributed to almost every realm in science journalism and media. She has been a newspaper reporter, a wire service journalist, a network online journalist, … Read more “Scientific American’s Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture”
Emmy-Winner Sarah Holt to Speak at 27th Hill Lecture
Emmy Award-winning science and history documentarian Sarah Holt will deliver a presentation on “Turning Complex Science Stories into Compelling Television” at the 27th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum Auditorium on April 2 at 8 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking will also be available on Circle Park Drive and in nearby lots. Refreshments will be served before and after the lecture.
Holt has won three Emmy Awards for her scientific and historical film work: RX for Survival (2006), Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance (2003), and MacArthur… Read more “Emmy-Winner Sarah Holt to Speak at 27th Hill Lecture”
Washington Post’s Achenbach Delivers Hill Lecture
Joel Achenbach, acclaimed science writer for the Washington Post, delivered the 25th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture, “Navigating the Era of Fake News, Pseudoscience, and Bunk,” on April 4, 2017.
“In our rapidly changing world of communications, everyone has become a journalist and the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ is pervasive,” said Mark Littmann, who holds the Julia G. and Alfred G. Hill Chair of Excellence in Science, Technology, and Medical Writing in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. “Deciphering the truth has never been more difficult for news consumers.”
Achenbach joined the staff of the Washington … Read more “Washington Post’s Achenbach Delivers Hill Lecture”
UT's Hill Lecture to Host NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca
Joe Palca, award-winning science correspondent for National Public Radio, will give the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The event, sponsored by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the College of Nursing, 1200 Volunteer Blvd.
Palca’s talk is titled “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less.”
In his presentation, Palca will demonstrate that anything, even complex subjects like quantum physics, can be explained to a certain level of abstraction in … Read more “UT's Hill Lecture to Host NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca”
Time Magazine Editor to Give Annual Hill Lecture
Jeffrey Kluger, senior editor of science, technology and health for Time magazine, will deliver the 21st annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Tuesday, April 2.
Kluger will lecture on “Science as Civilizer” in the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture Auditorium at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
“I’m keenly interested in the way scientific knowledge doesn’t just edify but can also cleanse, producing a culture that doesn’t just get smarter but behaves better,” said Kluger.
Kluger has worked at Time since 1996 and has written or co-written … Read more “Time Magazine Editor to Give Annual Hill Lecture”
Stephen S. Hall, Award-winning New York Times Magazine Writer, to Speak at UT
Stephen S. Hall, a science writer famed for his New York Times Magazine cover stories and his six books, will give the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.
Hall will speak on “Alternate Universes: Different Ways of Thinking about Science –and Science Journalism.” The program is free and open to the public.
Steve Hall has been writing about science for thirty years. In addition to many cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, his articles have appeared in The New … Read more “Stephen S. Hall, Award-winning New York Times Magazine Writer, to Speak at UT”