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Category Archives: Talks/Symposia

Intersectionality Community of Scholars Hosts Talk on Dec. 1

The Intersectionality Community of Scholars (ICOS) is hosting a talk by Isis Settles of the University of Michigan. The talk, entitled “Epistemic Exclusion as a Form of Gatekeeping that Marginalizes Faculty of Color,” will be held in Walters M311 from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. on December 1, 2017. Graduate students, as well as faculty and staff, are welcome to attend this special guest lecture.

21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference Accepting Abstracts

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 ( with any questions.

One-on-One Mentoring for Women in STEM

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.

One-Day Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research

The University of Tennessee Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) announces a one-day workshop to provide training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This workshop will take place on November 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in 106 Panhellenic. Representatives from across the campus research community will present on: collaborative research, culturally diverse mentoring, data management plans and best practices, acquiring and maintaining IRB approval at UT, and publication issues and best practices. Separate breakout sessions will be available for those who work with human subjects or conduct laboratory research, as well as an interactive discussion of real life research misconduct scenarios. Lunch will be provided and ORE will distribute certificates of completion for use on CVs and application documents. For more information, contact Donna Ford at To register, visit the Office of Research and Engagement.

Toward an Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Faculty Allies

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

Graduate School as a Means to a Job

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 ( Karen will cover both the academic and alt-academic job search. Note: free pizza will be served!

Life Beyond Graduate School- Job Search

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!

Career Conversations: Student Affairs Careers

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.

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