Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually
Anu Garg, world-famous expert on the origin of words, will speak about “Language Myths & Hoaxes: A Humorous Look at Language Misconceptions” when he delivers the 27th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Garg is the founder of Wordsmith.org. He writes a daily column on the origin of words—a word a day—for an online community of some 400,000 word lovers in 170 countries, now in its 27th year. Garg is the author … Read more “Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually”
Emmy-winning filmmaker to deliver annual Hill Lecture
Three-time Emmy Award-winning science documentary filmmaker Sarah Holt will speak on “Turning Complex Science Stories Into Compelling Television” at the 27th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.Holt will give her Hill Lecture on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium on the UT campus.The event is free and open to the public.
The annual Hill Lecture series brings acclaimed science journalists to Knoxville to speak on issues in science, society, and mass media. The series was a gift to UT’s School of Journalism & Electronic Media in the College of … Read more “Emmy-winning filmmaker to deliver annual Hill Lecture”
BuzzFeed Science Editor Set to Speak at 24th Hill Lecture
The gift Tom Hill and his sister Frances Hill Holton made to JEM allows for many of the world’s most distinguished science writers to speak on UTK’s campus about what they see as the challenges facing science and science writing. This year’s “Hill Lecture” features Virginia Hughes, science editor at BuzzFeed.
“I’m delighted that Virginia Hughes will be our Hill Lecturer this year. She has already distinguished herself as a science writer in new media. For many people, the Internet is now the principal source of news, including what’s happening in science, technology, and medicine. People rely on electronic news services like BuzzFeed more than newspapers, magazines, … Read more “BuzzFeed Science Editor Set to Speak at 24th Hill Lecture”
Hill Lecturer Ron Winslow: There is a goldmine of news to cover
Ron Winslow, acclaimed medical writer for The Wall Street Journal, gave the University of Tennessee’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture on Tuesday, March 11 in the McClung Museum Auditorium.
Winslow addressed the challenges science writers face with declining staff positions and disruptions in conventional news media in his lecture “Covering Science: Worst of Times, Best of Times.”
When Winslow became WSJ’s senior special writer in 1989, covering healthcare and medicine, there were 95 national newspapers with dedicated weekly science sections. By 2012, science sections remained in 19 newspapers. Even The Boston Globe and the Houston Chronicle… Read more “Hill Lecturer Ron Winslow: There is a goldmine of news to cover”
2014 Hill Lecturer: WSJ medical writer Ron Winslow
During his time at the Journal, Winslow has published more than 1,400 articles and won many honors for his work, including the Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Writing in 2011.
His lecture titled “Covering Science: Worst of Times, Best of Times” will explore the state of science writing in the media landscape.
“I’m concerned about the challenges science writers face from declining staff … Read more “2014 Hill Lecturer: WSJ medical writer Ron Winslow”
Stephen S. Hall, Award-Winning New York Times Magazine Writer, 2012 Hill Lecturer
Hall spoke on his book, “Alternate Universes: Different Ways of Thinking about Science – and Science Journalism,” and his many experiences writing in the science journalism field.
Steve Hall has been writing about science for 30 years. In addition to many cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, his articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic… Read more “Stephen S. Hall, Award-Winning New York Times Magazine Writer, 2012 Hill Lecturer”
“Nature” Editor Michael Waldrop to give Hill Lecture April 12
Nature Editor Michael Waldrop will give the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Science Lecture on April 12 at 8 p.m. in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.
Waldrop’s lecture is entitled “Lessons My Stories Taught Me.”
Waldrop has written and edited stories for “Science” and “Nature” for over a decade.
Waldrop currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Science Writers and served as president of the D.C. Science Writers Association in 2004-2005
Waldrop is also the author of “Man-Made Minds” (1987), about artificial intelligence, “Complexity” (1992), about science at the edge of order and chaos, … Read more ““Nature” Editor Michael Waldrop to give Hill Lecture April 12”