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. Find out where Brothers has traveled and where he’s going next.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is hiring a Graduate Assistant to begin employment in January 2018. The ISSS is responsible for providing immigration and non-immigration related advising for all international students and scholars, as well as preparing and maintaining appropriate documents and immigration records. Graduate Assistants provide a critical support role in offering these programs and services. Graduate students in this position assist with international students and scholar email communication, new international student orientation, web site updates, record keeping and international scholar check-ins. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2017. A full job description and application form are available at https://international.utk.edu/2017/11/ga-position-isss/
The DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship is for exceptional graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD in the areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics. low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Recipients receive payments of all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study, $32,400 yearly stipend, yearly academic allowance of $1,000, and opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens. Applicants must apply online. The deadline for 2018–2019 is January 10, 2018.
The next meeting of the Graduate Associate Deans will be November 9, 2017 from 2:00–3:30, location to be determined.
If you are planning to graduate from a graduate degree program in fall 2017, November 17 is a major deadline to be aware of. Be sure to check the Graduation Deadlines for your degree program and make certain that you get everything to the Graduate School, to avoid any delays in your graduation. We want your graduation to go as smoothly as possible; if you have any questions about the deadlines or what you need to do, do not hesitate to contact the graduate school at firstname.lastname@example.org (865-974-2475), and we’ll talk you through the process.
The University of Tennessee will host the second annual 21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference in March 2018. UT’s Office of Research and Engagement has initiated a call for abstracts for those interested in displaying research posters during the event. Submissions are accepted from researchers, faculty, and graduate students from a variety of traditional biomedical fields and nontraditional fields, such as geography. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. Please contact Kimberly Eck (email@example.com) with any questions.
UT Parking and Transit Services has a number of resources to help you get around UT today and next week during Homecoming. Get more details in the Getting Around UT Homecoming Edition and get information about events that will impact mobility around campus. For a full list of Homecoming Week activities, visit the Homecoming 2017 website.
The next meeting of the Curriculum Committee will be November 2, 2017 from 3:45–5:00 in Room 405 of the Student Services Building.
The Mentoring and WiSTAR3 committees of Pipeline are initiating a one-on-one mentoring program that aims to pair graduate students up with postdocs, faculty or staff mentors. As a mentee, this would be your opportunity to get guidance and support from an experienced member of the academic community, as well as expand your professional network and develop a sense of community with fellow women in STEM at UT. This being the first one-on-one mentoring program for graduate students, only the first fifteen mentees to sign-up will be matched this semester, so make sure to sign up today! If you are interested in participating, please register for the program here. More information on the one-on-one mentoring program can be found on the Pipeline website.
The 2018–2019 application for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is now available online, with a deadline of January 17, 2018. Beginning in 2018, the DOE CSGF will offer a new track for those pursuing an advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science with research interests that help use emerging high performance systems more effectively. Students in this track will focus on issues in high-performance computing as a broad enabling technology and not on a particular science or engineering application. Apply to the program before January 17, 2018, with supporting materials (reference letters, transcripts, etc.) also due that date.