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Current News from the Graduate School

Deadline Approaching For W. K. McClure Scholarship - Just a reminder that the W. K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs is accepting applications until March 7, 2018. This scholarship provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students of up to $5000 to support international projects aimed at enhancing and promoting education for world responsibility through legal, cultural, political, economic, social and scientific studies. Applications are submitted through the Center for International Education. If you have any questions contact Brittany Coats (bcoates2@utk.edu/865-974-3177).
Two 3MT Semi-Finals to Bookend Graduate Education Week - Two of the semi-final Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competitions are scheduled for the first and last day of Graduate Education Week. We encourage everyone to attend these events, as they provide an excellent way to support our graduate students and find out more about the great work they do at UT. And if you can't make it on February 26 or March 2, there is one more on March 7. The full schedule is:
  • February 26 @ 3:30 p.m. in 160 Plant Biotechnology
  • March 2 @ 9:00 a.m. in HBB 530
  • March 7 @ 1:00 p.m. in 220 Henson Hall
GTA Position in the Office of Undergraduate Research - Are you a current or incoming UT graduate student in good standing? Do you have strong organizational and communication skills? The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking to fill a 12-month Graduate Teaching Assistant position to begin August 1, 2018. This position will assist in areas of student outreach, engagement, assessment and research. Applications are being accepted immediately, with reviews beginning on March 23. Find out more about the position and how to apply.
Life Skills Series: Your Credit Report - What is a credit report? How does your credit report affect your finances? How can you maintain or improve your credit score? Do I need to care as a graduate student (Hint: yes)? Attend this program to learn about the world of credit and the implications it has on your financial portfolio. Join the discussion at the Center for Career Development, room 229 on March 7 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Innovation Offers Support for Online Course Development - Teaching and Learning Innovation would like to make you aware of the support they provide for instructors who are planning to teach or who are already teaching online/hybrid classes. The Vols Online website provides information about policies around all online and hybrid courses at UT, and TLI hosts workshops designed to help instructors design and deliver courses that are equal in academic quality and rigor to those taught in traditional, on campus settings. View all of the workshops and register for those you'd like to attend.
First 2018 3MT Semi-Final Coming Up Next Week - Next week, on February 26 at 3:30 p.m. in room 160 of the Plant Biotechnology Building, the first of three Three Minute Thesis semi-final competitions will take place. The Three Minute Thesis competition is one in which graduate students have three minutes and a single slide to explain their dissertation or thesis research to a group of judges and an audience (that may not even be familiar with the academic area). It's a valuable exercise and a great way to showcase the amazing work being done by UT graduate students. It's also a perfect way to start Graduate Education Week, so come by and watch the competition and support our graduate students!
Third Annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History - On March 1, 2018 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Strong Hall Auditorium B-001, the Third Annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History will be delivered by Thavolia Glymph. Thavolia Glymph is professor of history, faculty research scholar of the Population Research Institute, and faculty affiliate of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Her lecture is entitled "Against and Archive of Death, Erasure, and Evacuated Language: Writing the History of Black Women Refugees in the Civil War." Download the flyer for more information.
Diversi-Tea Spring 2018 - Diversi-Tea is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In monthly sessions sponsored by Teaching and Learning Innovation, faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to learn from one another and engage in dialogue about the various ways of incorporating inclusive teaching practices. The next Diversi-Tea will be on February 22 from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in the Frieson Black Cultural Center and the topic will be "Assessing Your Cultural Competency: Self-Reflection for Inclusive Practice in the Classroom and Beyond." Be sure to register for the workshop, if you plan to attend.

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