The UT Graduate School recognizes the value in having a presence across the country as an institution with exceptional graduate programs, a commitment to inclusive excellence, and a willingness to foster the practice of mentoring of graduate students. Ernest L. Brothers, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, has been traveling extensively during the month of October to represent UT and the Graduate School at different conferences.
On October 10, he presented on “Diversity and Mentoring in the Academy” at the Materials Science & Technology Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. A week later, on October 17, he spoke at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga during the Moving Our Campus Forward Diversity Conference. His presentation, “Enhancing Pathways to Graduate School for Students of Color,” demonstrated the commitment of the Graduate School and UT to inclusive excellence. On October 28, Brothers participated in a panel on graduate schools at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, during the SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum.
During the month of November, Brothers will be extending his travels to Arizona and North Carolina, ensuring that aspiring graduate students see the benefits in exploring UT for their education.