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Current News from the Graduate School

New Graduate Student Orientation Today - The Fall 2018 New Graduate Student Orientation took place today and we had a record number of new graduate students registered for the event. New graduate students got to learn more about topics critical to graduate student success from units across campus that are there to help them succeed. All of here at the Graduate School are glad you're here, and we look forward to working with you. Welcome to UT!
Upcoming Professional Development Workshops from PEER - The Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER) is hosting a series of professional development workshops during the fall 2018 semester.  These workshops are a great way for both new and current graduate students to gain skills needed to succeed in their graduate program and future career.  Use the following link to register to attend these workshops:  Please complete registration by Wednesday, August 15th.
Graduate Assistantship in the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism and the Commission for Blacks - Note: This position is no longer accepting applications. A Graduate Assistant is needed to support the work of the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism (CDI) and the Commission for Blacks (CFB). The work of CDI and CFB are critical to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. Get more information about this position and how to apply. Contact Angela Batey at with any questions.
Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards Deadlines - If you're a graduate student planning to travel to a professional meeting in fall 2018, you may want to consider applying for a Graduate Student Senate Travel Award. These awards, distributed three times a year, are made on the basis of both need and merit, and allow for partial reimbursement of transportation, lodging, and conference expenses. For travel between September 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, the deadline to apply is August 27. You can get more information about the awards and apply at the Graduate Student Senate website.
Residency Classification Deadlines for Fall 2018 - Your residency classification has an impact on your tuition and fees. Your initial classification is determined by the information you have provided on your application for admission to the Graduate School. If you believe that your initial residency classification is incorrect, you may appeal the classification. Find out about the deadlines for fall 2018 for appeals or the Work Rule Program.
Graduate Assistantship in Plant Sciences - The University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences (Shekoofa Lab) is seeking an MS candidate to conduct controlled (greenhouse) and field research in Jackson, TN that will be focused on helping to understand the influences of environmental changes, including water deficit and heat stress, on water movement in plants, plant physiological responses to stressors, and plant-water-soil interactions. The successful candidate will be expected to present research findings at regional, national, or international research meetings and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Download information on this position.
Getting Around UT July 2018 - Here's the latest issue of Getting Around UT from Parking and Transit!
Have You Scheduled your Dissertation Defense? - If you're a PhD candidate in a dissertation program planning to graduate summer 2018, be sure you've scheduled your defense by the end of today, July 6! Keep up with all the graduation deadlines.

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