I invite you to attend the fourth annual Mossman Distinguished Lecture on Friday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event features special effects designer and former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage. The lecture will take place at Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building. Free parking will be available until 9 p.m. in the G10 Garage, adjacent to Neyland Stadium.
An artist and a self-defined skeptic, Savage will celebrate wonder, whimsy, and the maker movement in his lecture. His credits as a special effects designer include blockbuster Hollywood films such as Star Wars: Episode II–Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded.
His never-ending curiosity led him to co-host the popular TV show MythBusters. A new spin-off of the show, MythBusters Jr., features Savage attempting to answer questions with the help of brilliant children. The show is scheduled to air this fall on the Science Channel.
Savage’s accolades include a 2009 Emmy Award nomination and the 2010 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Harvard Secular Society.
Also on September 21, I will lead the dedication and official opening of the Ken and Blaire Mossman Building. I’m excited to see the amazing things our UT community will accomplish in these state-of-the-art classrooms and science laboratories.
Both the Mossman Building and the Mossman Distinguished Lecture Series are possible thanks to a generous endowment provided by the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who met in Knoxville in 1968 while pursuing their degrees at the University of Tennessee.
I look forward to seeing you September 21.