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Current News from the Graduate School

Parking and Transportation During Homecoming - Parking and Transit Services would like to make you aware of Homecoming Events and how that may affect parking and traffic during that week. Download a list of events and a map of the 5K Fun Run/Walk and Homecoming Parade routes.
Dealing with Difficult Conversations - On November 9, 2016, from noon–1 p.m. in Hodges Library, Room 605, Becky Jacobs will lead a session that will focus on practical tips for preparing for, initiating, and handling potentially unpleasant exchanges in a way that hopefully will minimize negative consequences, improve understanding, and strengthen relationships. Find out more about this session at the UT Libraries.
Discussion on Motherhood in Graduate School - Pipeline: Vols for Women in STEM is announcing a discussion this Tuesday, October 25th. At 6:30 p.m. in the Greve Hall 4th floor lecture hall (408), two STEM graduate students, who have also recently become mothers, will be leading a discussion about their experiences with pregnancy and motherhood during graduate school. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
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.

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