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Current News from the Graduate School

Free Seminar on Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students - UT CIRTL is offering a free 1.5 day summer seminar on Teaching and Learning for Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows entitled “Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning in STEM or F.U.E.L. for STEM.” This non-credit workshop series will meet Friday, July 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 29th from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. View the flyer for further details and forward to any and all who might be interested. Seating is limited, so register by July 21st. For more information, please contact Ferlin McGaskey at or 865-974-3932.
Graduate Student Summer Travel Grants Available - Graduate students working on their dissertations in humanities fields can now apply for summer travel fellowships through a new program offered by the UT Humanities Center. The fellowships help UT graduate students travel to library and museum archives in order to examine ancient manuscripts, read through court records or an author’s personal papers, or listen to one-of-a-kind audio recordings related to a historical event. A limited number of fellowships of up to $1,400 are available for summer 2017 to PhD students at the dissertation stage of their degree program. For more information, email the UT Humanities Center.
Getting Around UT in June - Parking and Transit Services has issued their June edition of Getting Around UT (Page 1/Page 2), as well as a map that reflects the road closures due to construction, especially near Circle Park, and the impact on visitor parking.
MFA Program Among Best Drama Schools for Acting Degree - UT recently received national recognition for its Master of Fine Arts program in theatre. The Hollywood Reporter ranked the program 20th among the 25 best drama schools for an acting degree. “We are proud to be ranked among the best master’s degree in theatre programs in the country,” said Jed Diamond, associate professor of acting. “The Department of Theatre has a particular strength in the way our educational programs are so fully integrated with a professional producing company, the Clarence Brown Theatre.” Find out more about the MFA program in theatre in Tennessee Today.
Assistantship Position in UT Graduate School of Medicine - Please note that this position has been filled. If you're enrolled in the School of Information Sciences, the UT Graduate School of Medicine is seeking to fill a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position that will research the literature on patient care and education topics for GSM faculty, residents and students; assist library faculty on specified research projects; and perform other similar tasks. This assistantship is for students with a current in-state enrollment or acceptance for in-state enrollment in the UT School of Information Sciences. To apply, email resume, a statement of interest, and names and contact information for 3 references to Sandy Oelschlegel, Library Director,, 865-305-6615. Applications accepted until position is filled. Get more information about this position.
UT Road Closures May Impact Transportation on Campus - UT is tackling some necessary campus road projects this summer, and there are a number of closures that you'll want to be aware of. These closures may impact transportation and parking for those of you working over the summer. Read more about these closures on Tennessee Today.
Master’s Recipient Researches Connection between Diet and Cancer - Amber MacDonald grew up playing sports and thought she wanted to be a personal trainer. But her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis when she was 15 changed the course of her life forever. Read more about MacDonald, who is receiving her master’s degree in cellular molecular nutrition this week.
Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Graduates! - Last night, the Spring 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony took place at Thompson-Boling Arena. Find out more about the event. Congratulations not just to those who participated in the ceremony but to all 800 of our graduating students!

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