The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations, dedicated to the advancement of all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences. The longest running program in the organization’s portfolio, the ACLS Fellowship program supports outstanding scholarship with the potential to make significant contributions to knowledge within and across fields. Fellowships provide salary replacement for scholars who are embarking on six to twelve months of full-time research and writing. Continue reading
Rich Lessons of the Humanities: Emerging Researchers to Watch
Connecting human history and culture in the past, present, and future, the humanities provide human beings with a sense of place in the world. They teach us to think critically about who we are.
At UT, the humanities are spread across six academic departments—classics, English, history, modern foreign languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies—housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest and most diverse of the university’s colleges.
Thousands of undergraduate and graduate students every year explore the questions addressed by researchers seeking to better understand the history of our societies, our languages and cultures, ethics and morality, and much more.
Recognitions, March 21
Haslam Students Raise Over $17,000 for Clean Drinking Water
Procter & Gamble recently honored a group of Haslam of Business students for making an outsized impact on citizens’ lives in developing countries. The students organized and executed a walkathon on campus to raise more than $17,000 for Hands Across the Water, a clean water initiative. Hands Across the Water distributes water purification packets produced by Procter & Gamble that contain a powder to both disinfect and separate sediment from water.
Fulbright US Scholar Fellowship Presentation
Alexa Rowland, a Fulbright program officer, will be here on March 28-29 to provide valuable guidance about the prestigious core Fulbright US Scholar fellowship, which offers faculty members one or two-semester fellowships to pursue research or teaching in foreign countries.
She will give a general presentation on 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in A004 Blount Hall. Please encourage your colleagues to register here.
This award is for faculty only; graduate students and undergraduates must apply for the student Fulbright award.
In addition, please encourage your colleagues to arrange for an individual consultation with Ms. Rowland. She will be available in twenty-minute slots on Wednesday, March 28 starting from 1:30-3:10 pm and on Thursday, March 29 starting from 8-11:20 am and again from 1:20-3:00 pm. Interested faculty members should contact Alan Rutenberg to arrange for a consultation.