The Social Security Administration (SSA) is granting graduate students $10,000 stipends to research work, rehabilitation and disability issues through the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018. The granting agency is planning to have two informational conference calls on January 31, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. and February 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interested students and faculty mentors are invited to attend. Any students interested in applying and faculty mentors are invited to attend the call, which will provide a brief introduction to the program, review the elements of a successful application and answer any questions. To attend, register for the January or February conference call. If you have any questions, contact the granting agency at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking and Transit Services has posted their latest Getting Around UT newsletter to help you navigate campus during December and into January. Included are notes about changes to the T bus schedule for Winter Break, a notification that there will be no non-commuter parking in the White Avenue parking garage during Winter Break, and the latest calendar of special events that can impact parking and mobility.
What if science fiction like the Star Trek series could help us understand and engage with the real world around us? That’s the premise of a collection of scholarly articles written by a group of researchers including Hannah Gunderman, a UT doctoral student in the Department of Geography. Read more about Gunderman and her work in Tennessee Today.
Twice a year (fall and spring), OIT offers GTAs an opportunity to receive a GTA@OIT Grant, which includes one-on-one instructional design consulting, classroom technology training, and help in using Canvas features such as communication, assessment, and evaluation. Recipients of this grant also receive a monetary award to be used for travel and/or professional development purposes. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of February 21, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit GTA@OIT.
Kerri Ann Considine has been selected to be the student speaker for the Fall 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony, to be held on December 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Considine received both her PhD and Master of Arts degrees in English from UT, and was honored to hold a Graduate Fellowship in the University of Tennessee Humanities Center for the 2016–2017 academic year. She is currently a postdoctoral lecturer in the Department of English here at UT.
We at the Graduate School encourage you to read more about Kerri Ann Considine’s impressive achievements and we hope that you will join us at Thompson-Boling Arena on December 14th to hear her speak and to honor the success of our graduating students.
If you are a graduate student planning to graduate in spring 2018, December 5 is the deadline for turning in your Admission to Candidacy form (Masters or PhD). If you’re a doctoral student, you also need to submit a Doctoral Committee Form. Be sure to keep up with all of the graduation deadlines to avoid delays in graduating.
A time-saving surgical tool created by UT graduate student Lia Winter took home the top prize at this semester’s Vol Court Pitch Competition. Winter pitched the device, EasyWhip, to beat a record 23 competitors. Winter, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is both an MBA candidate in the Haslam College of Business and a master’s degree candidate in the UT Institute for Biomedical Engineering. She won $1,500 along with a sponsored prize package, which included free office space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator, consulting services courtesy of PYA, legal advice from Morehous Legal Group, and design services from Innovative Design Inc. Read the full story at Tennessee Today.
This meeting has been canceled. The next meeting of the Graduate Associate Deans will be December 7, 2017 from 2:00–3:30, location to be determined.
The Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting applications for a Graduate Research Assistant. This position is responsible for assisting with the coordination, implementation, and assessment of student activities and programming within undergraduate research. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Get details about this position and how to apply.
The next Graduate Council meeting will be November 30, 2017 from 3:00–5:00 in room 102 of the Frieson Black Cultural Center.