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.
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, email@example.com, 865-305-6615. Applications accepted until position is filled. Get more information about this position.
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.
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.
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!
Kristen Wyckoff, a doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering, is the first recipient of the Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship, created in honor of an engineering alumna. Wyckoff was also one of our 2017 Three Minute Thesis finalists. Read more about Wyckoff and Stutz-McDonald, who succumbed to Hodgkins lymphoma in 2005.
Update: This position is no longer accepting applications. The Office of Graduate Admissions is seeking to fill a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position that will begin June 1, 2017. It is a 12-month position, which may be renewed, based on performance and available funding of the stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Read more about the position and other assistantships.
The Spring 2017 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch and Learn Series comes to a close with a session entitled “RCR Lunch & Learn: Wrap Up and Review of Institutional Risk”. This session will take place on May 17 from noon until 1:00 p.m. in A001 Blount Hall. This series has been 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.
Supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has announced the Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Available funds are limited and priority is given to projects applying between April – August 2017.