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Current News from the Graduate School

Microbiology PhD Student Brittany Zepernick Featured in Catalyst - Brittany Zepernick, a PhD student in the Department of Microbiology, is the latest Graduate Student Spotlight for the Office of Research and Engagement. Her research focuses on harmful algal blooms (HABs), which are masses of phytoplankton, or microscopic algae, that experience unregulated growth. These blooms negatively impact freshwater habitat, with detrimental effects on the ecology and economy of the surrounding areas. Read more about Zepernick and her work at
Author DaMaris B. Hill Presents in Public Books Masterclass - On Wednesday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the UT Humanities Center is partnering with Union Ave Books to present the author DaMaris B. Hill in a discussion with UT professor Katy Chiles about Professor Hill's book, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland. For more details about the event and how to participate visit the UT Calendar.
Allyship and Antiracism - The Graduate School is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all Vols and we are committed to eliminating institutional racism. Learning to be effective allies is an important step in combating racism. A reading list is available, inspired by last week's RockyTopics session on allyship and anti-racism.
Graduate Research Assistantship in Division of Diversity and Engagement - Note: This position is no longer accepting applications. The Division of Diversity and Engagement (DDE) is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to serve as the graduate research assistant for the Education and Training Consultant. This position begins August 2020 and provides an monthly stipend in addition to a tuition waiver for fall and spring semesters. This is a 12-month contract position with possibilities for renewal pending satisfactory performance. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: Beth Huemmer at Learn more about this position.
Summer GRA Awardees Announced - Eighteen graduate students, selected from a pool of 47 applicants, will receive $3,600 stipends from UT’s Summer Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Fund managed by UT’s Office of Research and Engagement.
Office of Research & Engagement UT Leads the Country in DoE Science Graduate Student Research Awards - Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduate students have received Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) awards. Since its inception in 2014, UT ranks number one in the country for SCGSR awards with 19 recipients.
Instructing: Lecture Creation Using Zoom - Need help creating lectures for Zoom? Join OIT experts May 27 from 1-2:30pm for a workshop that will guide you through the process of recording your Zoom lectures.
Graduate Students Among 17 Recent Fulbright Awardees - Seventeen current students and recent graduates from UT were offered Fulbright awards for the 2020–2021 academic year. There were four UT graduate students included in the list of awardees. Read more about these students and all seventeen UT Fulbright awardees.

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