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Current News from the Graduate School
Spring 2018 Graduation Deadline - If you are a graduate student planning to graduate in spring 2018, Friday, April 20th at 5:00 p.m. is an important deadline to remain mindful of. For more details on what is required for your degree program on April 20th, visit the Graduation Deadlines page. Graduate Assistantship in Entomology and Plant Pathology - The University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (Hadziabdic Lab) is seeking a Ph.D. candidate to conduct laboratory and field research focused on elucidating the impact of the fungal microbiome on plant-pathogen interactions, with a focus on Thousand Cankers disease of walnuts. Successful candidate will be expected to present research findings at regional, national, or international research meetings and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Download information on this position. PhD Student’s Research Focuses on ‘Sensitive and Scary’ Topic of Suicide - Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and deaths by suicide are increasing every year despite prevention efforts. “It’s also a very sensitive and scary topic, which makes it difficult to study and to approach clinically,” said Caitlin Clevenger, a PhD candidate in clinical psychology who researches the relationship between suicide, intimate partner violence, and substance use. She’s zeroed in on a variety of populations, including abused women in shelters, college students, gender and sexual minorities, and men and women arrested for domestic violence and referred to batterer intervention programs. Read more about Caitlin and her work at Tennessee Today. Three Minute Thesis Winners for 2018 - On Friday, April 6, twelve hopefuls competed in the 2018 Three Minute Thesis final competition. While all participants were outstanding, we could only give out three awards. Here are our award winners:
Congratulations to all of our competitors!
- 3rd place—Sreejata Bandopadhyay (College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources)
- 2nd place—Amanda Lee (College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources)
- 1st place—Jessica M. Vélez (Bredesen Center)
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