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Current News from the Graduate School

WomEngineers Day - The second biennial WomEngineers Day Conference will be April 22 in Knoxville. WomEngineers Day is a one-day conference where professional engineers, business partners, and faculty provide expertise on both professional and personal topics related to career and life choices. All college students are welcome to attend. Discussion will include topics of diversity and inclusion. In addition, the conference will offer a specialized track for high school students interested in engineering, including instructions and guidance from academic advisors and current engineering students here at the University of Tennessee. Registration is now open and limited to 600 participants, so don't wait!
WiSTAR3 Afternoon Tea - WiSTAR3 is hosting an Afternoon Tea Social event on Saturday, April 1st at 1:15 p.m. at the Apple Cake Tea Room in Farragut. This is the second social event of the year for WiSTAR3, and they hope for it to be as successful as their last event. The location for the Apple Cake Tea Room is 11312 Station W Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934. The cost for each person is $19 (this includes the lunch, beverage, tax, and gratuity). If you choose to have dessert, the cost is $25 (includes everything plus the dessert). Please RSVP or email no later than Thursday, March 30th. Join WiSTAR3 for a lovely afternoon!
Workshop on Evaluating Publishers and Open Access - The UT Libraries are hosting a workshop entitled "Open Access Publishing and Predatory Journals," led by Rachel Caldwell. Learn how to evaluate publishers, discover tools to find journals that meet good publishing standards, and discuss why publishers are adopting "open" as a method of publication. This workshop will be offered one more time this semester on March 30, from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. in Hodges Library, Room 211.
Reminder about Student Health Insurance Survey - Just a reminder that the University of Tennessee system Student Health Insurance Program Satisfaction survey is being sent out by the Student Health Advisory Committee in order to collect feedback regarding the current student health insurance plans that will be used when making decisions regarding the new university-sponsored student health insurance plan. The survey will close on Friday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m., Eastern time. If there are any questions regarding the survey, please contact the Student Health Advisory Committee chair Brenna B. O’Malley at
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2017 - The 2017 Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is coming up very soon. This is a time where UT organizations and units team up with your Graduate Student Senate and the Graduate School to show our appreciation for all you do. The week is chock full of events related to health and wellness, professional development, and fun. These events stretch from April 3 until April 8, and we all hope you’ll come out and let us show you how much we value our graduate and professional students. Find more details or download the full schedule of events!
Reminder: Third Session of the RCR Lunch Series - On Wednesday, the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch and Learn Series will have its third session for spring 2017. This session is entitled "Tips and Tools for Collaborative Research" and will be held on March 29 from noon until 1:00 p.m. in A004 Blount Hall. As always, this series is sponsored by the Office of Research and Engagement, in collaboration with the UT Libraries and the Graduate School. Find out more about the series and register with ORE.
Intersectionality Panel Sponsored by MGSO - The Multicultural Graduate Student Organization (MGSO), in partnership with Graduate Students for Social Justice, Pipeline: Vols for Women in STEM, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Commission for Blacks, will be hosting a panel discussion on intersectionality. The discussion, entitled "Intersectionality—Where Do I Fit In?" will take place on April 4, as part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. A free lunch will be provided, so please come and join the discussion!
Experiential Learning Workshop Coming Up - The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is hosting a workshop led by Jeff Osbourne, recipient of the Council of Undergraduate Research 2016 Fellows Award. This workshop is entitled "Strategies for Integrating Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) into the Curriculum." URSCA, a high-impact practice benefiting students across demographic groups and academic disciplines, it is a compelling way to combine faculty interests and students’ need for substantial challenges. This workshop addresses how to integrate research into the curriculum, offering models and examples of curricular integration for discussion. This workshop is offered two times this semester: Interested participants are asked to register.

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