UT is collecting money to support relief efforts for areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Tennessee Volunteers are known for lending a helping hand or offering assistance to those in need. Right now Texas and Louisiana are in the midst of a terrible disaster and could use your support. Visit volstarter.utk.edu/harveyrelief to find out how you can help.
Smokey’s Closet is an event hosted by the Center for Career Development in the fall where they collect professional attire and give it out to students so that they can be prepared for interviews and be ready to enter into a job. Students are able to come and receive a free professional outfit. The closet will be open on Wednesday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Angela Simone and Michael Moore, graduate students in nuclear engineering, traveled to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villingen, Switzerland, in August. They are working on development of a glass, scintillator-based, ultra-high resolution neutron detector for beam lines. Both work with Associate Profesor and UCOR Fellow Jason Hayward in the Rad IDEAS group, which researches Radiation Imaging, DEtectors, Algorithms and Systems. Learn more about the Rad IDEAS group.
Sponsored research is research conducted by faculty or graduate students at UT that is funded wholly, or in part, by external sources. The Office of Research and Engagement is offering a workshop on the types of agreements and documents involved in engaging in sponsored research. This workshop, called “Agreement Types,” will take place in A004 Blount Hall from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5. Register for the workshop at the Office of Research and Engagement.
Diversi-Tea is a new initiative by the Teaching and Learning Center, and is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among graduate students, faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices. Get the schedule and register for this series.
The Teaching and Learning Center is offering seminars that meet throughout the fall semester through the UT CIRTL program. These seminars are available at three levels: Associates, Practitioners, and Scholars and will introduce participants to key concepts and technologies in teaching. The deadlines are coming up soon, depending up on the level. The Practitioners seminar deadline is August 31, while the others are September 3. Get more details about these seminars and register at the Teaching and Learning Center.
If you are planning to do research that involves human subjects, it is important to remember to apply for approval through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in the UT Office of Research and Engagement. The IRB and the Human Research Protection Program are hosting “IRB 101” workshops throughout the fall semester. These workshops are open to the whole campus and provide an overview of IRB requirements and procedures. The first is Monday, Aug. 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 235 of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building. Get the full schedule for fall 2017.
Dana Potter, a Master of Fine Arts student in the printmaking program, has been featured in Tennessee Today, as part of Welcome Week 2017. Dana, who is a recipient of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, speaks about her work and her aspirations, exemplifying the extraordinary caliber of graduate student drawn to UT graduate programs. Read her story and watch the video on Tennessee Today.
PEO International is a US-based philanthropic organization established in 1869. The organization is dedicated to helping women from the US and other countries further their education. The projects which provide assistance to women pursuing graduate studies are:
- PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
- The PEO Program for Continuing Education
- PEO Scholar Awards
For further assistance and information about applying for these awards, contact the local PEO representative, Bobbie Scull, firstname.lastname@example.org.