University Studies [archive web page]
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University Studies Interdisciplinary Publications. University Studies maintains a catalog of occasional short monographs from UT’s “Teaching/Learning Center.”
Selected publications are available at the University’s repository and are available from TRACE
University Studies adds content from their roster of Distinguished Scholars (winners of the annual award for contributions to interdisciplinary scholarship) and University Studies sponsored presentations at professional meetings.
an array of interdisciplinary classes–often offered only occasionally–is offered annually. In the most recent catalog (2021-2022) it lists course offerings under: UNST
Multidisciplinary groups of faculty with specific shared interests meet regularly under the auspices of University Studies which acts to facilitate communications across boundaries, find support for special projects such as conferences, forums, or publications.
Outstanding example: The Transdisciplinary Phenomenology Research Group has endured and proved extremely productive (papers, conference presentations, books)
- ICE [archive web page]
- Threshold Program
- Environmental Semester [archive web page]
- The Centaur of Volos
- The Transdisciplinary Phenomenology Research Group represents scholars from a variety of departments at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a common interest in phenomenological research in various human sciences. Affiliates with the TPRG come from such fields as nursing, education, child and family studies, psychology, sports studies, business, and forestry to name a few. Our group focuses on utilizing phenomenological and other qualitative methods to gain a better understanding of human experience in its various manifestations. (Publications)
RESOURCES and READINGS:
“Learning from different disciplines” a review of “The Most Unknown” by Ian Cheney, director; Vice/Motherboard, 2018 by Brian Uzzi in Science 13 Jul 2018: Vol. 361, Issue 6398, pp. 138 DOI: 10.1126/science.aau1692 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6398/138.
READ: “The Most Unknown, a documentary film in the Simons Foundation Science Sandbox series, takes the viewer on a fantastical journey of nine scientists as they intrepidly knock on Heaven’s door. Each asks a profound question in a different way. But all are making a difference in how science explains the Universe, the world we live in, and the worlds within us.”