Posts By: Rebekah Winkler

Two Students are UT’s First National Geographic Young Explorers

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Two graduate students are traveling the globe for research while making UT history as the university’s first recipients of National Geographic Young Explorers Grants. Yanan (Nancy) Li, a doctoral candidate in geography, and Todd Pierson, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, are the first UT students to receive the grant which supports students pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.

Proposals Sought for Spring FYS 129 Freshman Seminars

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First-Year Studies is now accepting proposals for 129 Freshman Seminars to be offered during the spring semester. These one-credit seminars are small, discussion-based courses that allow the professor to design a class around a topic of personal interest. Faculty instructors must be tenured or tenure-track. Faculty will receive research stipends for their participation in the program.

Atomic Bombs, World War II Discussed at Today’s Science Forum

A former UT professor will discuss the global events leading up to the Manhattan Project, the research project that produced the first atomic bombs in World War II, at today’s Science Forum. Ted Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on “The Manhattan Project: How Did It Begin?” His talk begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

UT Launches Comprehensive Leadership Development Program

The College of Business Administration is launching a comprehensive development program geared toward current organizational leaders or those with potential to be on the fast track to leadership. Registration is now open for the UT Emerging Leaders Series, which begins in January 2015. Participants take classes two days each month between January and June, which limits work disruption.