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IT Community of Practice (ITCoP) is a Faculty Fellow initiative that provides an opportunity for faculty to bring their lunch and join colleagues in demonstration and discussion on trends and issues in instructional technology. The next session will be on January 23, 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the Burchfiel Geography Bldg., Rm 405. The topic will be augmented/virtual reality, so bring your lunch and join the discussion!

GTA@OIT grant program. This program provides an award of $1,000 which can be used for travel or professional development purposes. You will also get assistance from OIT in redesigning a course or course component for web-based delivery in Online@UT (Canvas). To submit your proposal, visit the call for proposals for all the details. Submissions are due by February 11, 2019.

residency classification has an impact on your tuition and fees. Your initial classification is determined by the information you have provided on your application for admission to the Graduate School. If you believe that your initial residency classification is incorrect, you may appeal the classification. The final deadline for submitting a residency appeal for spring 2019 is January 18th. Any appeals received after that date will be reviewed for summer or fall 2019.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place. This event brings together laureates of mathematics and computer science and young researchers from around the world to participate in lectures and discussions. If you’re a master’s or PhD candidate in mathematics or computer science fields, you may want to apply to be one of those young researchers taking part in the forum. To do so, submit your application by February 15, 2019 at midnight. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2019 whether or not they will be invited.  For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at: yr@heidelberg-laureate-forum.org.

Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with our colleges, will be hosting Discover Graduate Education. This event will allow you to explore graduate education with us. This event gives you the opportunity to hear from not only the Graduate School and deans from the various colleges, but from the faculty and graduate students in your field of interest. In addition, units on campus and representatives from Knoxville will be available to help you get a feel for what life is like on campus and beyond. Learn more about the event and how to register!

ORISE, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, has announced summer research opportunities at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), a center of the US Food and Drug Administration in Jefferson, Arkansas. Under this program, those who are selected will train alongside NCTR investigators conducting research to generate data for FDA decision-making. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. ET. US citizens are eligible and the appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019. Get more information about this program and apply.

Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to a wide range of fusion energy centers.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. EST.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is co-author on a recent study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This study challenges current ways of thinking about evolution in relation to where a species is positioned on the food chain. Read more about the study in Tennessee Today.