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Current News from the Graduate School

Student/Faculty Research Awards - The Graduate School is seeking applicant proposals for the Student/Faculty Research Awards. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to student-faculty pairs to support research or creative projects. Get more information and detailed instructions on how to create and submit a proposal.
Upcoming Event Reminders - There are a couple of events coming up in the next week to remind everyone about. On Friday, September 30, the Office of Research and Engagement is having their Open House at Blount Hall from 10 a.m. until noon. Information and RSVP instructions can be found at the ORE website. Also, on October 4,the Graduate School of Education and the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences will host the 2016 Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, with a reception at 5:15 p.m.
Dining and Dialogue - The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development and the Center for Career Development have partnered to bring you the opportunity to dine and network with alumni professionals working in STEM research at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). The event takes place at the Tyson Alumni House Conference Room on October 4, 11 a.m.–noon. Lunch is provided, but pre-registration is required! There are limited spots so register soon on Hire-A-VOL. Get more information at the Center for Career Development Events calendar.
UT CIRTL Workshops Open for Registration - Registration is now open for two online workshops in the CIRTL (Center for Integration of Research and Teaching) network, offered by way of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center. “Writing Effective Multiple-Choice Exam Questions” will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and “Creating Effective Learning Communities in Teaching and Research” will be held on October 13 and October 27 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Register through CIRTL for these workshops. If you have any questions about these workshops or CIRTL, email Dr. Ferlin McGaskey at
ORE Open House - The Office of Research and Engagement will host an Open House at Blount Hall (1534 White Ave.) on Friday, September 30, from 10 a.m. until noon. Find out more about the Open House and register at ORE.
UT Graduate Student Spent Summer Testing Pacific Nuclear Sites - Adam Stratz, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, got to experience what might be considered an ideal summer vacation just before the start of the fall semester. He spent eighteen days in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. However, his mission was anything but vacation. Stratz was the lone student taking part in a radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the islands. Find out more on Tennessee Today.
Data Management Workshops - The Office of Research and Engagement is hosting multiple workshops on managing research data over the next few weeks. Visit ORE's Training and Workshops pages for schedules and registration.
WiSTAR3 Panel Discussion - WiSTAR3 (Women in STEM Advancing Research, Readiness, and Retention) is holding a panel discussion on student and advisor communication. This event will be on Thursday, September 22nd from 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in the Panhellenic Building, Room 204. All faculty and graduate students are welcome. Find out more information and RSVP on Facebook or by emailing Ann Jennings (

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