Even before you get to Neyland Stadium, fall Saturdays are special in Knoxville. One of the traditional activities is Pregame Showcase, entertaining and informative 45-minute presentations by members of the faculty of the UT Knoxville College of Arts and Sciences.
The talks begin two hours before kickoff in the University Center ballroom (Room 213). They’re free, and anyone can attend. Light refreshments are provided.
The College of Arts and Sciences sponsors the presentations with support from the UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs, WUOT 91.9 FM, and UT Athletics. More information is available by calling 865-974-5332 or visiting pregameshowcase.utk.edu.
Sept. 3 Montana
“A Musical Tribute to a Great American: Aaron Copland,” David Northington, professor, School of Music
Sept. 10 Cincinnati
“Christian Pilgrimages and Cave Churches in Medieval Spain,” Greg Kaplan, professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Oct. 1 Buffalo
“Research of the Microbial Kind,” Gladys Alexandre, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
Oct. 8 Georgia
“An Exploration of Humanity through Abstract Painting,” Jered Sprecher, associate professor, School of Art
Oct. 15 LSU
“Bioorganic Chemistry: Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine,” Michael Best, associate professor, Department of Chemistry
Oct. 29 South Carolina
“Christians’ Reactions to the Koran in History,” Tom Burman, professor and head, Department of History
Nov. 5 MTSU (Homecoming)
“Creating Choreography for the Clarence Brown Stage,” Casey Sams, associate professor, Department of Theatre
Nov. 19 Vanderbilt
“The Typist: An Author’s Translation of History into Fiction,” Michael Knight, professor, Department of English