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”
Former NOVA Executive Producer Spends Week Mentoring Students at UT
Sixteen students in a documentary production class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have spent much of the fall semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory doing interviews and filming to make a 30-minute documentary about the Spallation Neutron Source.
Now the students—14 undergraduates and two graduate students—received an extraordinary opportunity: working alongside longtime NOVA executive producer and award-winning science journalist Paula Apsell, who arrived at UT October 28 for a weeklong distinguished lecturer residency.
As part of her visit, Apsell delivered a free public lecture, “The Art of Science Communication,” on October 29 in the Patrick Auditorium, 321 Communications Building. … Read more “Former NOVA Executive Producer Spends Week Mentoring Students at UT”
Eclipse 2017: Everything You Need to Know
Florence Andsager and her siblings were playing outside their Kansas farmhouse one afternoon in June 1918 when the cloudless sky began to darken and day turned to night. The children hurried inside and huddled with their parents, the whole family convinced that the world was coming to an end. It was before the days of radio and the family had no way of hearing about a total eclipse of the sun, nor did they know what to expect. Now almost a hundred years later, thanks to advancing technology, we can pinpoint not only the day but also the exact time … Read more “Eclipse 2017: Everything You Need to Know”
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”
Out of This World: UT Science Writing Specialist Awarded BOV Professorship
Professor Mark Littmann, Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been selected as the second recipient of the College of Communication and Information Board of Visitors Professorship.
The professorship—made possible by gifts from donors, including current and former members of the college’s Board of Visitors—is a three-year designation that recognizes and rewards outstanding faculty members whose research, creative activity, teaching, and academic and professional service have uniquely contributed to the mission of their school, the college and the university.
CCI Dean Mike Wirth said the … Read more “Out of This World: UT Science Writing Specialist Awarded BOV Professorship”