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Wrapping up the Spring RCR Series

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.

Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources

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.

Eligibility

  1. Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas reserach centers’ networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal.
  2. Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly.
  3. Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: 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.

Poetic Justice: Graduating Veteran Finds Satisfaction, Solace in Writing Verse

As a poet and military veteran, MFA candidate Jeb Herrin has found success—and solace—drawing on his five years as a medic with the third infantry division during Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Herrin, who will participate in the graduate hooding ceremony on Thursday, has won awards for his poetry and had his work published several journals and an anthology. His thesis is a compilation of war poems. Read more about Herrin, who will participate in the graduate hooding ceremony on Thursday.

ONSF Deadline Extended

The deadline for the ONSF Scholarships and Fellowships Campus Pre-Application has been extended to Monday, May 15. If you plan to apply in 2017—or are at least considering applying—for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, UK & Ireland Scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge), or Schwarzman Scholars in China, you must first complete ONSF’s brief online pre-application found here: http://onsf.utk.edu/preapplication/ The UT Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships uses this application not to make selections/nominations, but rather as a starting point to help students develop sound applications. If you have any questions about these fellowships, the processes for applying, and so forth, please e-mail Andrew Seidler (aseidler@utk.edu), Director of ONSF.

Grad with Hearing Loss Seeks to Improve Education for Students with Disabilities

Eric Moore, who graduates next week with a doctorate in special education, says, “How we teach is as important, if not more important, than what we teach.” Read more about how his experience with hearing loss and serving as a teacher’s aide for children with visual impairments and intellectual disabilities called him to teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Research Position for the Faculty Senate

This position is now closed to new applications. The UT Faculty Senate is seeking to fill a Graduate Research Assistantship to support the research, scholarship, and creative activities of the Faculty Senate President as qualified, assist the Faculty Senate President with research efforts related to the Faculty Senate as well as provide administrative assistance to the Faculty Senate. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent summarizing his or her qualifications, a resume, and a writing sample to Faculty Senate President-Elect Beauvais Lyons (blyons@utk.edu). Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 22, 2017 or until the position is filled. Find out more about the position.

Graduate Student in TPTE Awarded a Fulbright for 2017-2018

Joel Runnells, a doctoral student in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program in the department of Theory and Practice in Education, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2017-2018 academic year. Runnells, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be going to Ghana to collaborate with the University of Ghana and the Ghana National Association of the Deaf to research the historical foundations of deaf education in Africa through the story of Andrew Foster. Foster, a deaf African American from Alabama went to Africa in 1957 and stayed 30 years, launching 32 schools for the deaf across 13 nations. Runnels will be interviewing some of Foster’s students to preserve their stories. “Because most of Foster’s students are at the end of their lives, these stories would otherwise be lost,” he said.

Runnells is one of eight UT students to be offered an award for 2017-2018. Andrew Seidler, director of UT’s Office of National Scholarship and Fellowships, said this was a record-setting year for UT in the Fulbright Student Program, with the largest number of awards offered and semi-finalists (18) in UT history.

Fulbright Grants Webinar on Wednesday, May 10

Graduating students at the University of Tennessee, or recent PhD graduates, are invited to register and attend the Fulbright Grants for Postdoctoral and Early Career Candidates webinar on Wednesday, May 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information about the Fulbright program and available awards, visit the Graduate School’s External Funding Sources page or visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website.

Whitney Rumsey Receives the April Wellness Warrior Award

The recipient of the April Wellness Warrior Award, Whitney Rumsey, is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging those around her to do the same. Whitney is a graduate student in the Masters of Public Health Program and the Graduate Assistant for Fitness with RecSports. The Wellness Warrior Award is given to individuals across campus who are nominated by their peers for leading by example and inspiring through action to create a healthier lifestyle. Read more about Whitney and her motivating model of health and wellness.

UT Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships Campus Pre-Application Info Session

The UT Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships Campus Pre-Application is live. By May 8th, UT students—undergrads, recent grads, and grad students—interested in applying in 2017 for the Fulbright, UK & Ireland Scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge), Schwarzman, and/or new Knight-Hennessy program must first complete the brief online pre-application found here at ONSF: http://onsf.utk.edu/preapplication/. In order to help students complete the pre-application and learn more about these prestigious awards and the processes for applying, the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF) is hosting an info/help sessions at 5pm April 27 in Greve 330. Full details can be found here: http://onsf.utk.edu/programming-overview/news-events/ In addition, students seeking appointments to discuss their application plans should e-mail onsf@utk.edu. ONSF also welcomes referrals from faculty/staff using the online form or via email.

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