Former NOVA Executive Producer to Spend a Week Mentoring Students at UT
Sixteen students in a documentary production class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have spent much of the fall semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory doing interviews and filming to make a 30-minute documentary about the Spallation Neutron Source.
Now the students—14 undergraduates and two graduate students—are getting an extraordinary opportunity: they will work alongside longtime NOVA executive producer and award-winning science journalist Paula Apsell, who arrives at UT Monday, October 28, for a weeklong distinguished lecturer residency.
As part of her visit, Apsell will deliver a free public lecture, “The Art of Science Communication,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October … Read more “Former NOVA Executive Producer to Spend a Week Mentoring Students at UT”
Hill Lecture to feature Washington Post journalist
Joel Achenbach, acclaimed science writer from the Washington Post, will present “Navigating the Era of Fake News, Pseudoscience, and Bunk” at the 25th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the College of Nursing Auditorium, 1200 Volunteer Boulevard. The Hill family’s lecture series was a gift to the UT School of Journalism & Electronic Media in the College of Communication & Information to bring distinguished science journalists to campus to share their thoughts on science, society, and … Read more “Hill Lecture to feature Washington Post journalist”
Science journal to publish article by Littmann
Endeavour journal, a quarterly magazine reviewing the history and philosophy of science, has accepted an article written by JEM Professor and Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing Mark Littmann and SIS doctoral candidate Todd Suomela. The article entitled “Crowdsourcing, the Great Meteor Storm of 1833, and the Founding of Meteor Science” will appear in the June 2014 peer-reviewed publication.
In mid-February, Littmann will visit Emory & Henry College to the advise staff on the creation of a science communication program. According to Professor Sara Bier, a geologist at E&H, Littmann’s science background was the biggest draw. He received a … Read more “Science journal to publish article by Littmann”
Legg, Littmann receive international attention for presentation on science communication
French blogger Mathieu Rouault asked professors from UT’s Science Communication Center (SCC) for advice to scientists regarding science communication at the International Conference on Science Communication in Nancy, France this past September. Their answers prompted Rouault to write that the information was the most important of the conference and that Europeans should take note of the information and put it into practice. Something Rouault says is not currently being done. Professors Legg, Littmann, and Hirst (UT English Dept.) presented a session titled “Training Student Scientists to Communicate Science in Writing and Speech” at the International Conference on Science Communication, held … Read more “Legg, Littmann receive international attention for presentation on science communication”
Science communications professors invited to Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Budapest, Hungary
Members of the Science Communications Center Dr. Mark Littmann, Dr. Ken Levine, Dr. Bob Legg, and Dr. Russel Hirst (from the English Department) have been invited to participate at the Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, in June. The group will conduct a workshop and presentation at the conference.
The group is also in discussions with the University of Oslo, Norway, about developing a similar Communications Center there, and has discussed the possibility of some face-to-face meetings with the Norway contingent while in Budapest.