Come to Pregame Showcase

Come to Pregame Showcase

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

2011 Schedule

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