Posts By: Rebekah Winkler

What to Read? Life of the Mind Program Seeking Book Suggestions

The Life of the Mind Program is seeking suggestions for its 2015–16 common reading selection for first-year students. A Ready for the World initiative, Life of the Mind is a component of First-Year Studies 100, a required online course that helps first-year students develop the right mindset for the college experience. As part of the course, students read the Life of the Mind book, submit a creative response, participate in a small-group discussion session, and attend a lecture by the book’s author.

UT Students Remember 9/11 through Memorial Project

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In remembrance of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, UT is participating in the 9/11: Never Forget Project. Members of the student organization Young Americans for Freedom constructed a memorial to the individuals whose lives were lost during the attacks by placing 2,977 American flags beside the Humanities Amphitheater. The students began planting the flags at 11:00 p.m. yesterday. The memorial will remain in place throughout the day today.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Programs in September

Museum lovers, families, and other community members are invited to explore and enjoy a variety of free events this month at the McClung Museum of Natural History. The events kick off at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, with a signing of the newly issued third edition of the popular book Tellico Archaeology and a lecture by author and McClung Museum Director Jeff Chapman.

Humanities Center Talk on Friday Offers Tips on Winning Fellowships

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The UT Humanities Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series this week features an expert who will offer advice on winning research fellowships. Paul Erickson, the director of academic programs at the American Antiquarian Society, will speak at 3:30 p.m. on September 12 in the Tennessee Humanities Center Seminar Room in Melrose Hall.

Baker Center Invites Students to Take the Policy Challenge

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The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is launching its second annual student policy challenge. Named in honor of the late senator, the Howard Baker Public Policy Challenge is open to UT undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.