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Events: Week of Feb. 9 – 13

More events are listed on the Campus Events page. For a list of workshops offered by the Office of Research and Engagement, visit https://tiny.utk.edu/oreworkshops

Monday, February 9

Charles Darwin’s Birthday Party!
2:00 – 4:00 p.m., McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
Look for Monty, the dinosaur in front of McClung Museum, wearing a party hat as he hosts a celebration for Charles Darwin’s birthday. Giant puppets of Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace will also attend! The party is part of the festivities happening across campus for Darwin Day.Free to the public; refreshments provided.

For more information, see the full event listing.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Information Session
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Blount Hall, Room A004
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) holds monthly information sessions to introduce UT undergraduates to the office, how to find opportunities for research experiences, and strategies for contacting faculty research mentors. For those new to undergraduate research the OUR information sessions are the best way to learn about what our office has to offer.

You must register to attend on the OUR website.

Tuesday, February 10

Darwin Day: Dinosaur talk by Dr. Colin Sumrall
7:00 – 8:00 p.m., University Center
A lecture provided by palaeontologist Dr. Colin Sumrall, entitled “Did the Age of the Dinosaurs Really End?”

Lecture kicks off the three-day lecture series for Darwin Day 2015.

Event free and open to the public.

The Middle Bronze Age Boat from Mitrou: What We Have Learned from the Oldest Seagoing Boat in the Mediterranean
7:30 – 9:00 p.m., McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
Associate Prof. Aleydis Van de Moortel, UT Department of Classics, will discuss her research on this Middle Bronze Age boat discovered at the prehistoric site of Mitrou in Central Greece, excavated by the University of Tennessee and the Greek Archaeological Service under her co-direction.

This lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.

For more information, see full event listing.

Wednesday, February 11

Biogeography from a Geologists Perspective: Lecture by Dr. Joseph Panzik
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Dabney Hall, Room 575
Learn about biogeography and how it’s influenced by geology! Learn how the history of plate tectonics discovery, sea floor spreading, and paleomagnetisim revolutionized how we know organisms dispersed across great distances through time.

Free, open to the public

Classics Lecture: The Odyssey’s Traditional Poetics: Shaping ‘the Man’ of the Epic
Wednesday, February 11, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Hodges Library Auditorium
A lecture by Justin Arft, University of Missouri. Managing editor, Oral Tradition.

O Taste & See: Love Poetry and Dark Chocolate
5:00 – 6:00 p.m., UT Medical Center
Part of the UT Hospital series “Literary Rounds: Where Medicine Meets the Muse,” these poetry performances by Marilyn Kallet and Andrew Dillon will brighten up a cold February day, and get the audience ready for Valentines Day. Love poems for everyone, and dark chocolate too.

For more information, see the full event listing.

Thursday, February 12

Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum
1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Baker Center- Toyota Auditorium
Robert Dickinson & Rong Fu
Geosciences, UT Austin (co-hosted by ORNL)

Geography Department Presents 2015 Hammond Lecture by Mike Goodchild
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Hodges Library Auditorium
On February 12th and 13th, we have the honor of hosting Dr. Michael Goodchild, Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as the Hammond Lecturer for 2015. The Hammond Lecture is made possible by a generous endowment from Edwin H. and Elizabeth H. Hammond to honor Professor Hammond, who served many years as Department Head until 1977 and retired from this department in 1987.

For more information, see the full event listing.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Colloquium
3:40 – 5:00 p.m., Earth & Planetary Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Juergen Schieber, Indiana Univeristy, Distinguished AAPG Lecturer
Title: “An Overview of Experimental Mudstone Sedimentology – Results of Experiments and Applications to the Rock Record”

Darwin Day Keynote Lecture: Alan de Queiroz
7:00 – 8:00 p.m., University Center
NY Times best selling author Alan de Queiroz will speak about the mysteries behind biogeography and how organisms are dispersed across landmasses through time.

Queiroz’s books will be on sale before and after the event. He will sign books afterwards.

For more information, see full event listing.

Friday, February 13

University Women’s Club
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Visitors’ Center

Speaker: UT Associate Professor of Finance Deborah Harrell

Topic: the Sit-It-Out-Syndrome and Psychology of Female Investors: Breaking the Barriers

For more information, and to make reservations, see the full event listing.

UT Science Forum: Classroom Under the Sea
Friday, February 13, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
On February 13, Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain, associate and adjunct professors of biology at Roane State Community College, will speak on “Classroom Under the Sea” from noon to 1 p.m. during the UT Science Forum in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

For more information, see full event listing.

EEB Seminar: Matt Wallenstein, Colorado State University
Friday, February 13, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., The Science and Engineering Research Facility
The weekly EEB seminar starts at 3:30 p.m. in Room 307 of the Science & Engineering Bldg, unless otherwise noted.
For title and abstract information, please visit the EEB website.
Speaker: Matt Wallenstein, Colorado State University