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Current News from the Graduate School

Invitation to Afternoon Tea with WiSTAR3 - Graduate students at UT are cordially invited to tea and sweets at the Paris Apartment Boutique and Tea Room this Saturday, June 25 from noon to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by WiSTAR3 (Women in STEM Advancing Research, Readiness, and Retention) and you are asked to RSVP by Thursday, June 23rd by emailing Ann Jennings (
Doctoral Candidates, Schedule Your Defense! - Doctoral candidates seeking to graduate in summer 2016 must schedule their dissertation defenses by July 8, so as to have them scheduled by a week before the deadline for defense, July 15. To schedule your dissertation defense, please use the Schedule of Dissertation Defense Form and have it submitted to the Graduate School by July 8.
Sharing Enthusiasm for Theater - Jude Carl Vincent, a rising second year MFA in Acting at UT, is in Knoxville over the summer, working as a teacher in Knox County's "Shakespeare in Shades" program. Vincent is also playing a role in The WordPlayers' production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from July 15-17 at The Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville.
Science and Technology Fellowship Opportunity for Post-Grads - The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.
MABE Team Wins Biomedical Design Competition - A team of UT students and faculty from the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) won the VentureWell BMEidea competition this week. The team developed FastCast, a pressure-induced medical cast that overcomes problems typically associated with regular plaster casts. They were awarded a $10,000 first-place prize, plus the Treat Prize of $1,000. Find out more about FastCast.

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