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Current News from the Graduate School

Game Night for Graduate Students - The Graduate Student Senate is hosting a graduate game night this Thursday, September 24, via Zoom. The game room will be open from 7–10pm and interested graduate students can sign up at Friends are welcome, as well. And if you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact Rachel Crosslin (
Student Faculty Research Awards Accepting Applications - Are you a graduate student or faculty member collaborating on a scholarly project (and are seeking funding for it)? The Student Faculty Research Awards starts accepting applications for fall 2020 on 9/18 and will accept them until 10/1. Visit for details.
First Vols ACT Training Session for Grad Students - Don't forget that tomorrow (Sept. 18th 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.) is the first of two Vols ACT training sessions for graduate students! Learn more about how to be an ACTive bystander to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. Visit for details and registration.
Quarantine with the Dean of Students - The Office of the Dean of Students invites students to join them for Quarantine with the Dean on Thursday, September 17 at 5:30pm. It's a great way to get connected with other students, ask questions about COVID-19 and play some games. Visit for details on how to join in!
COVID-19 and Communities of Color - Join the Office of the Dean of Students and the Department of Psychology on September 16 at 5:30 for a conversation about COVID-19 and the impact on communities of color as part of the Rocky Topics dialogue series. Visit for details on how to attend.
ACTive Bystander Training - ACTive bystander training isn’t just for undergraduate students, it’s for graduate students too.  Participants in the Vols ACT training will learn how to identify sexual harassment behaviors and red flags, understand the effects of harassment in academia, and apply Vols ACT to real-world situations to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.
Fall 2020 Student Faculty Research Awards - The Student/Faculty Research Awards are an opportunity to support collaborative projects involving faculty and graduate students. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to student/faculty pairs who submit proposals for funds to support research or creative projects. The Student/Faculty Research Awards will begin accepting proposals on September 18 and will continue to accept proposals until October 1. Read more about proposal requirements and eligibility.
GTA@OIT Grant Program is Accepting Proposals - The GTA@OIT Grant is now accepting proposals. The GTA@OIT grant assists Graduate Teaching Assistants and Associates in redesigning a course or course component for web-based delivery in Online@UT (Canvas). Receive an award of $1,000 to be used for travel and/or professional development purposes. You must have sole responsibility for teaching a class in order to apply.

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