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Current News from the Graduate School

Boren Fellowship for International Study - The application for the Boren Fellowship for International Study is available now. Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide significant funding for U.S. graduate students interested in working in the federal government to study less commonly taught languages in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The UT campus deadline to apply is December 8. Please email if you intend to apply or would like to learn more about the Boren.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program - The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), a program of the U.S. Department of State, is now available:  The application is due November 16, 2016. An informational video tells more about this program. If you would like assistance with your application, please contact the UT Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF) at to discuss your application.
RCR Lunch and Learn Continues - On November 2nd, from noon until 1:00 p.m. and on November 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series continues with the "Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship" workshop. Be sure to register at ORE.
Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium - The theme this year is “Re-imagining Teaching” co-sponsored with Hodges Library and Experience Learning. This symposium is an opportunity for faculty to re-imagine their classes and teaching methods. You will interact with colleagues across campus, to learn ways to easily incorporate innovative, engaging teaching and learning methods for your Gen-Z students. Visit the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center to learn more about this event.
Graduate Research Symposium at William & Mary - The College of William & Mary's Graduate Research Symposium Committee wishes to extend an invitation to the Arts & Sciences graduate students at UT to participate in their college's 16th Annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS), which will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia on March 24th and 25th, 2017. Please visit the symposium's website for further information and details.
The New Science of Learning - The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center invites you to sign up for this exciting workshop, in which participants will evaluate methods of teaching that fit with brain functions, add a new strategy to their teaching repertoire, help students become more self-regulated—and have some fun doing so!
Off-Campus and Commuter Services Events - Off-Campus and Commuter Services is set to host its two major events, Commuter Appreciation Day and the Fall Housing Fair. Find out more about these events.
Schedule your Dissertation Defense - If you're a doctoral candidate planning to graduate in fall 2016, you need to be sure to schedule your Dissertation Defense at least one week before the defense. In order to graduate in fall 2016, your Dissertation Defense must occur by November 4, so October 28 is the last day to submit your Schedule of Dissertation Defense form.

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