Diversity News

Entrepreneurial Journalism Students Challenge Extremism

Students in an entrepreneurial journalism course this fall participated in an international competition to create a social media campaign and strategy to instruct young journalists on how to responsibly report instances of extremism. The campaign was co-sponsored by the US Department of State and Facebook. The UT students came up with the “Report Responsibly” campaign, which provides a call to action for aspiring journalists and media guidelines for reporting on acts of extremism.

Recent Grad Miranda Gottlieb Named a Schwarzman Scholar

Miranda Gottlieb

Miranda Gottlieb, who graduated from UT last spring, has been named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in China. She is the first UT student to be selected for the program, which launched in 2015.

Vol Vision 2020 Strategic Priority Diversity and Inclusion Listening Sessions

The Vol Vision 2020 Strategic Priority Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, chaired by Mr. Tyvi Small and Dr. Angela Batey, is interested in hearing feedback about your faculty and staff experiences at UT. Your feedback will allow us to shape the action plan for this important university strategic priority. Your voice matters and these listening sessions will be

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UT to Host Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Oct. 4

Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will speak at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, as part of the Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Cole’s lecture, “The Case for Diversity and Inclusion,” will take place in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom.

Meet UT’s New Title IX Staff Members

Sr Deputy Director - Title IX Coordinator - Erin Stoner

Several new staff members have joined the Office of Equity and Diversity to improve our efforts to create and maintain a learning, living, and working environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. The three professionals report to Jenny Richter, associate vice chancellor and campus Title IX coordinator. The team works closely

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CDI Kickoff Program Scheduled for September 20

The Council for Diversity and Interculturalism invites faculty, staff, and students to attend the CDI Kickoff Program from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center Room 110.