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 Teaching and Learning Center will be sponsoring the keynote presentation of Dr. Kim Case, a 1997 UT Knoxville alumna with a degree in psychology, on Friday, Oct. 20 from 10–11:30 a.m. in Stokely Hall, Multi-Purpose Room 199ABC. The keynote presentation is titled, “Toward an Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Faculty Allies,” and will focus on inclusive pedagogical practices for instructors. Students can sign up by visiting the Teaching and Learning Center’s event calendar. If students have any questions about this presentation, they can contact Dr. Ferlin McGaskey at email@example.com.
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!
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 “Life Beyond Graduate School” Brown Bag Lunch Series is a 3-part series designed to help graduate students (Master’s and Doctoral Level) begin thinking about their career paths and start taking steps to achieve their goals! The 3 sessions (Branding, The Job Search, and Transitioning to the Next Phase) cover various aspects of thinking about your post-graduate career, and will be led by expert guest speakers. “The Job Search” will be the session on October 12, in Hodges Library room 253 at 11:30. This event is B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch) – drinks and dessert will be provided!
Celebrate Careers in Student Affairs month by joining the Center for Career Development for Student Affairs Careers, a panel event featuring individuals working in higher education in student affairs roles. Explore career options, learn about how to break into the industry, and hear tips from insiders on gaining experience and securing jobs. Learn more about these careers with a group of student affairs professionals via a facilitated panel discussion and open questions and answer session. This event is part of the Career Conversation series, and takes place on October 11, from 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in Center for Career Development Room 225.
Join the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences as we host the Annual Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series on October 10, 2017. This year’s guest speaker is Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund. The reception is from 5:15 until 6:00 P.M. The lecture begins at 6:00 P.M. The event will be held in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom a the Holiday Inn-World’s Fair Park. Read more about Marian Wright Edelman and the lecture.