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Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Bredesen Center Students Attend Policy Conference

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.

Graduate Fellowship Recipient Pursuing Studies as Interdisciplinary Artist

Angelina Parrino is one of the first class of recipients of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, a program aimed at helping UT recruit some of the nation’s best graduate students to study here. She is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts, and credits the fellowship—$10,000 a year for up to four years of study—with enabling her to begin her studies. You can read more about her story and see examples of her work at Tennessee Today.

Graduate Fellowship Recipient is ‘Foodie’ Pursuing Food Science Degree

Robert Pellegrino is working on a second doctorate in food science at UT as one of the first class of recipients of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, a premier fellowship program designed to help UT recruit some of the nation’s best graduate students in all disciplines. Read more about Pellegrino’s story in Tennessee Today.

Graduate Student in Printmaking Talks About Her Puppetry

In addition to being a third-year student in the UT MFA printmaking program, Johanna Winters is a puppeteer. Her hand-built figures are both endearing and uncanny, and her performances, using larger-than-life heads and distorted, delicate figures, are both humorous and dark. In her current work, Dowagers, she explores ideas about control and play through a pair of reclusive sisterly spinsters. Read more about Winters and her work at the School of Art.

Nuclear Engineering Graduate Students Travel to Switzerland

Angela Simone and Michael Moore, graduate students in nuclear engineering, traveled to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villingen, Switzerland, in August. They are working on development of a glass, scintillator-based, ultra-high resolution neutron detector for beam lines. Both work with Associate Profesor and UCOR Fellow Jason Hayward in the Rad IDEAS group, which researches Radiation Imaging, DEtectors, Algorithms and Systems. Learn more about the Rad IDEAS group.

UT Graduate Student Dana Potter Featured in Tennessee Today

Dana Potter, a Master of Fine Arts student in the printmaking program, has been featured in Tennessee Today, as part of Welcome Week 2017. Dana, who is a recipient of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, speaks about her work and her aspirations, exemplifying the extraordinary caliber of graduate student drawn to UT graduate programs. Read her story and watch the video on Tennessee Today.

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