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Ready for the World Café Concludes with Italian-Spanish Fusion Meal December 4

This semester’s final Ready for the World Café luncheon will feature an Italian-Spanish fusion meal on Tuesday, December 4. The luncheon consists of an intermezzo or small appetizer, salad or soup, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets will be sold and capacity is eighty diners. The cost will be $12 and the faculty-staff discount applies.

Global Awareness Conference: Students to Share about their Home Countries

Students from ten different countries will talk about the political, economic, and social issues affecting their nations at a conference aimed at bringing a global awareness to the UT campus. The conference will be held on November 17 at the Baker Center and is free and open to the public. The Ready for the World Committee and the College of Social Work are hosting the conference.

Sen. George Mitchell to Deliver First Baker Distinguished Lecture

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Sen. George Mitchell, a longtime statesman and attorney, will be on campus on Tuesday, November 13, to deliver the inaugural Baker Distinguished Lecture. Senator Mitchell, a Democrat from Maine, served in the US Senate from 1980 to 1995 and was majority leader during the final six years of his tenure. He has since served as a peace negotiator and in several high-profile investigative roles.

Sharing Knowledge, Opening Eyes: UT Professor Teaches at Seminar in Ecuador

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Jose Castro, a clinical Instructor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, recently traveled to Ecuador to participate in the first International Seminar of Equine Emergencies, Reproduction, and Dentistry. Castro helped plan eight lectures and two labs related to gastrointestinal, wound management, and fractures and reproductive emergencies in horses.

Study Abroad Fair is September 26; Peer Advisors Ready to Share Their Stories

While most UT students took trips to beaches in Florida or South Carolina last spring, Mackenzie Higgins saw two of the Seven Wonders of the World. A senior in global studies and Spanish, Higgins studied at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Higgins is now back at UT and working as a peer adviser in the Programs Abroad Office. She and other peer advisers will be available to talk about their experiences at the Fall 2012 Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 26, in the University Center Ballroom.

Results from Global Supply Chain Forum European Meeting

Dealing with the uncertainty and risk in the supply chain industry caused by the tough economic climate in Europe is a priority for supply chain leaders around the world. Executives gathered in Paris this summer to discuss best practices on addressing the situation during the European meeting of the Global Supply Chain Forum, organized by UT Knoxville.

Campus has New Peace Corps Recruiter

Amanda McRoy, center, with some friends in Cameroon during her two-year Peace Corps stay

Amanda McRoy said joining the Peace Corps was “the most life-changing decision” of her life. Now, she wants to help UT students as they consider service in the Peace Corps.

‘Accidental Asian’ Author to Speak to UT Freshmen; Public Invited

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Eric Liu, author of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, will visit campus Tuesday to address the Class of 2016. Liu will speak at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Thompson-Boling Arena. The event is open to the public and free parking is available in G-10 parking garage.

Architecture Professor Named Fulbright Scholar to Poland

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David Fox, an associate professor of architecture, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research and teach in Krakow, Poland. His term will begin January 2013. He has taught for many years in Krakow as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s study abroad partnership with Krakow Polytechnic.