A pair of best-selling authors are coming to UTC for a conversation exploring how storytelling can broaden perspectives. National Book Award winner Colum McCann, author of the New York Times bestseller “Let the Great World Spin,” and Ishmael Beah, a Quill Award-nominated author and human rights activist, will participate in a panel discussion called “Changing the World with Stories” from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the University Center Auditorium.
Dr. Cynthia Orozco, an award-winning and best-selling author, historian, consultant and public speaker, is coming to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the University’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Pablo Mazariegos, who immigrated to America at age 11 in 1992 to join his parents, will screen his documentary “Un Nuevo Pasado (Someday Soon)” on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The screening, which takes place beginning at 6 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center’s Roland Hayes Concert Hall, will also include a session with Mazariegos fielding questions from the audience.
UTC will host workshops and discussions during National Hazing Prevention Week, which takes place Sept. 25-29.
Internationally known economics expert discusses business ethics and the community in Probasco Fall Lecture Series
On Sept. 28 in the opening lecture of the UTC’s Probasco Fall 2023 Lecture Series, Dr. Ramon DeGennaro, professor emeritus of banking and finance in the Haslam College of Business at UT Knoxville, will discuss “Stakeholder Theory and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance. Why Should I Care?”
On the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus, events, activities and educational programs occur throughout Hispanic Heritage Month to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures and backgrounds of Hispanic and Latino communities.
Dr. Tian Li, an assistant professor of physics at UTC, was the featured speaker for a “Gig City Goes Quantum” presentation on April 21. Li and his fellow UTC researchers have a lot of ideas for experiments, he said, and quantum research capabilities hold great promise for students, too.
Dr. James Troupe was asked how long it will take for quantum networking to come together. “I’ll give you an answer and then I’ll tell you the answer is probably moot,” said Troupe, chief scientist for quantum communications company Xairos and the guest speaker for the second of three “Gig City Goes Quantum” presentations hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Scientists’ discovery of how quantum mechanics works is popularly described as the first “revolution” in the field. The second is still somewhere on the horizon but getting closer, according to Dr. Raphael Pooser, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory quantum physicist.
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher, the chief scientist with a Denver-based quantum startup and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s own quantum optics expert headline three UTC-hosted presentations offered in conjunction with Gig City Goes Quantum, an initiative to prepare for education, jobs and business opportunities in the emerging quantum technology field.