Illustrated image of Destress for Success 2021
Illustrated image of Destress for Success 2021

Destress for Success at UT Libraries

Beginning Thursday, December 2 through Thursday, December 9, 2021, UT Libraries will offer a wide variety of activities and events for all Volunteers as part of its annual Destress for Success week. We welcome students to the great indoors and encourage study breaks when possible through the below activities. At John C. Hodges Library, relax by: Go … Continued

“Judean female clay ‘pillar figurines.’ Jerusalem, Beer-Sheva, Tel Erani (8th–bth BCE)” by Chamberi is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

For Your Reference: The Archaeology of Religion

UT faculty members Erin Darby and Theodora Kopestonsky will be our guests on the upcoming November 18 episode of For Your Reference, the UT Libraries’ original livestream series featuring conversations with guest scholars, and will be discussing archaeology and material culture. Darby is an associate professor of Early Judaism, and Kopestonsky is a distinguished lecturer … Continued

An evening with culinary historian Michael W. Twitty

Culinary and cultural historian Michael W. Twitty will present the 2020 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. On-site parking will be available. Twitty will talk about his Cooking Gene Project, with special reference to African-American heritage foods in Tennessee. The lecture is free and open to the public. Twitty is the … Continued

And the winner of our short story contest is . . .

On November 13, the Libraries held an event in Hodges Library to celebrate National Novel Writing Month. Students who stopped by were aided in their writing endeavors by the Herbert Writing Center and were given writing “care packages.” The highlight of the event was a short story contest. Students who participated could choose from 4 writing … Continued

GIS Day at Hodges Library, Nov. 13

Please join us for GIS Day.  When: Wednesday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: first-floor, John C. Hodges Library Galleria. Learn about geospatial technology and resources available on campus. Meet and network with exhibitors from government, the private sector, non-profits, and academia. See the map and poster gallery. Create your own world with the virtual … Continued

Library Hosts STEM Event for K-12 Teachers

Some East Tennessee K-12 teachers devoted a recent Saturday to learning new ways to help their students excel in science and mathematics. Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators was held on September 28 at UT’s John C. Hodges Library. During the half-day event, teachers attended their choice of workshops. One workshop offered an open-ended STEM … Continued

“Science in Motion”: Librarians to Host Film Screening and Photo Preservation Events

Three UT librarians will share their specialized knowledge of film and photography at programs co-sponsored with the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. McClung Museum is currently hosting an exhibit titled Science in Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott, and Harold Edgerton, works from the Bank of America Collection. The exhibition highlights … Continued