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Current News from the Graduate School

ORE and Tickle College Host a Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research - The Office of Research and Engagement and the Tickle College of Engineering have partnered to host a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) awareness workshop on May 14, 2019, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr Center for Public Policy. Lunch will be provided, but ORE asks that you register by May 9, 2019 for the workshop. Please contact Sarah Pruett (865-974-9918, with any questions.
Office of Undergraduate Research Looking for a Graduate Teaching Assistant - The Office of Undergraduate Research is searching for a graduate teaching assistant to be responsible for assisting with the coordination, implementation, and assessment of student activities and programming within undergraduate research. Students from any program, department, or college may apply; however, preference will be given to students pursuing a master’s degree in college student personnel or a PhD in higher education administration. Get more information about this position and how to apply.
GRA Position Available in the Hewezi Lab in the Department of Plant Sciences - A NIFA-funded PhD assistantship in Plant Molecular Biology is available in at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee in Knoxville. As a member of the Hewezi Lab, the PhD student will investigate the role of soybean protein kinases in regulating interactions leading to compatibility between the soybean plant and soybean cyst nematodes. The position is available starting fall 2019. Applications received before May 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Contact Tarek Hawezi, PhD, with any questions at Get more information about this position and how to apply.
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Searching to Fill GRA Position - The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for a Graduate Research Assistant to provide support to the administrative assistant for Academic & Faculty Affairs. This is a 12-month position to begin August 1, 2019. The successful candidate needs to be detail-oriented; have strong problem-solving skills and effective organizational and analytical skills; proficient with spreadsheets and databases; able to compile data and generate reports; strong written and verbal communication skills; and have the complete understanding of the need and capability to maintain confidentiality. Please send a cover letter, current CV/resume and two work or academic references to Kayla Jones, Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Get more information about this position.
April 16th is an Important Deadline for Graduating Students - The major graduation deadline for doctoral and master's/specialist candidates intending to graduate spring 2019 is April 16. Many different things are due, depending upon your degree program. If you’re not sure what you need to do, you can visit the graduation deadlines, the Steps to Graduation, or contact the Graduate School (
Grad Student Selected 2019 American Geographical Society Council Fellow - Jacob Dein, a graduate student studying geography, has received a 2019 American Geographical Society (AGS) Council Fellowship for his research studying the impact of noise pollution in urban spaces. Dein is one of four students from around the country selected for the fellowship and the first UT student to receive the fellowship since its inception in 2014. Read more about Jacob and his work at Tennessee Today.
Graduate Student in Nuclear Physics Spotlighted - Elizabeth Mae Scott, a PhD student in nuclear physics, is the subject of a spotlight at the Office of Research & Engagement. She is learning to push the boundaries of describing the universe as part of a collaborative experiment called Nab at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read more about Scott at ORE. 
Writing Center Offers Workshop on Teaching and Diversity Statements - On Saturday, April 6 from 11:20am–11:55am in the Mossman Building, room 204, the Writing Center will be offering a workshop called "Preparing and Teaching Diversity Statements." This workshop is part of the Professional Development Summit for Graduate and Professional Students, sponsored by the Center for Career Development and the Graduate Student Senate. The summit offers a number of sessions throughout the day on April 6, from 8:30am–1:00pm. The event begins with registration at 8:30 in the lobby of the Mossman Building.

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