A trio of UT students from the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education got a chance to study, collaborate, and meet with other women from around the world at the recent Women in Global Policy conference in Washington, D.C. Mallory Ladd, Christine Ajinjeru, and Jayde Aufrecht attended the weeklong event, which included discussions and debates, as well as visits to places where the country’s international polices are made and put to the test, including the U.S. Department of State. The three are part of the Energy Science and Engineering doctoral program at the Bredesen Center. Read more about their trip at the Tickle College of Engineering.
The university contract for UT’s current web survey software is due for renewal in spring 2018. Given that web survey software is widely used by faculty, staff, and students, UT is interested in input from members of the campus community. They would like to know what features are important to your data collection needs, as well as what types of data you collect. They have developed a survey that should take 10-15 minutes to complete. OIT has included an extensive list of features culled from many web survey software providers. The survey will close 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 21.
The Center for Career Development and Graduate Student Senate are co-sponsoring a graduate student focused webinar. On Wednesday, October 18th from 5–6:30 p.m., in Hodges Library 253, they are hosting Graduate School as a Means to a Job featuring Karen Kelsky, author of book and blog, The Professor is In (theprofessorisin.com). Karen will cover both the academic and alt-academic job search. Note: free pizza will be served!
The Credentials Committee will have its next meeting on October 19, 2017 from 3:45–5:00 p.m. in Student Services Building room 111.
The Academic Policy Committee will have their next meeting on October 19, 2017 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. in Student Services Building room 111.
This week, we all have an opportunity to share in a rare event that will become part of UT’s history—Chancellor Davenport’s investiture. A revered tradition, the investiture is a formal academic ceremony to introduce a new campus leader and allow the new chancellor an opportunity to publicly share his or her vision. The celebration begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, with a tree planting ceremony in Circle Park. The investiture ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 13, in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building, with a reception following. Find out more about the week’s investiture events.
The next meeting of the Graduate Associate Deans will be October 12, 2017 from 2:00–3:30, location to be determined.
If you are in a doctoral program and plan to graduate in fall 2017, don’t forget that you’ll need to schedule your dissertation defense with the Graduate School at least a week before the date of your defense. Since the deadline to defend a dissertation is November 3, the last day to schedule your defense is October 27.