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Current News from the Graduate School

Accepting Applications for Graduate Research Assistant in the Graduate School - The Graduate School is seeking to fill a 12-month Graduate Research Assistantship position that includes a tuition and fee waiver, health insurance, and stipend.  The position requires a currently enrolled graduate student in good standing who is able to commit 20-hours per week in-office to the assignment. Get more information about this position.
Three Minute Thesis Final Competition on April 3 - The Graduate School and the academic colleges cordially invite everyone to join us on April 3, 2019 at 1:30 in the Student Union Ballroom for our 2019 Three Minute Thesis Final Competition. We have twelve graduate and professional students competing for first, second, and third place prizes. Audience members who watch these presentations get a taste of the high-quality work done here from a wide range of fields. Where else can you watch twelve top-notch academic presentations in an afternoon?
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week on April 1-6 - In case you haven't heard, April 1–6 is GPSAW, or Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. Campus units and student organizations have been setting up events to celebrate our graduate and professional students. There is a Three Minute Thesis final competition, BBQ in Circle Park, a trivia night, GSS Awards breakfast, an Vols baseball game, and much more. Learn more about GPSAW 2019 or check out the calendar of events for the week.
Graduate Assistant Position in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement - The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement is seeking a graduate assistant to assist the Chancellor’s Commission for Women (CFW) and the Commission for LGBT People (CLGBT). This position begins summer or fall 2019 and provides an annual stipend of $1,300 per month in addition to a tuition waiver for Fall and Spring Semesters. This is a 12-month contract position with the possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance. This position would include a full tuition waiver (including out-of-state tuition) and health insurance while enrolled in classes. Get more information about this position and how to apply.
Ewing Gallery Hosts 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions - The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture will be hosting the 2019 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions. From March 25th to April 2nd, you can experience work by Katie Genter, Holly Kelly, Rachel Sevier, and Mengmeng Shang, with a reception on March 29th from 5–7 p.m. From April 5th to April 12th, you can experience work by Eric Hines, Cara McKinley, Lila Shull, and Baxter Stults, with a reception on April 12th, from 5–7 p.m. Get locations and hours by visiting the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture.
Anderson Center Accepting Applications for Boyd Venture Challenge - The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovations is currently accepting applications for the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Boyd Venture Challenge is a seed-fund grant competition conducted in the fall and spring semesters each year. Graduate and undergraduate students from any degree program can apply to pitch for up to $20,000 in funding for their legally established start-up business. This is the final pitch competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are due by April 10. Full application instructions and eligibility details are available at Read about some recent winners of the Boyd Venture Challenge, which include UT graduate students.
Panel Discussion on Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - The Commission for Women and the Office of the Provost are sponsoring a panel discussion entitled "Empowering Women to Deal with Unit-Level Conflicts" on March 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Frieson Black Cultural Center. This “Ask the Experts” panel features several experts on conflict resolution (and, more generally, difficult conversations) who will help the audience explore productive and unproductive ways to resolve conflicts at the unit level on campus. For more information about this event, contact Joan Heminway (
IT Community of Practice Session at the UT Gardens - On March 27, OIT's IT Community of Practice (ITCoP) will have its next session in the UT Gardens. Participants will meet at the South Greenhouse, room 122, at 12:20. The Greenhouse is located at 2518 Jacob Drive (get directions). This session, presented by Joanne Logan, from the Department of BioSystems Engineering and Soil Science, will explore how innovative teaching and learning spaces and practices are implemented in the UT Gardens on the Ag Campus. Participants will see how students engage in both the process and the learning of concepts related to public-use plant collections. Come experience the role of "plant data collector."

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