Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business are partnering with college students in India to promote clean drinking water through Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. This international program provides water-cleansing packets to developing countries.
The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently hosted six Venezuelan coaches as part of an exchange program through Partners of the Americas and the US Department of State. The four-day exchange focused on how participation in sports can inspire youth to create positive change in their communities and avoid the violence, gangs, and drugs that plague much of Venezuela.
Five undergraduate students from UT are making a difference in the lives of people who live more than 8,000 miles away. The team developed Clean Cycle, a project to help dispose of trash along India’s roadways. Clean Cycle was born out of a service-learning class within the Haslam College of Business that teaches business management skills in a real-world context.
The Center for International Education is hosting its annual International Education Week today through Friday with events that celebrate the diverse culture on campus and showcase the university’s global initiatives.
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala at the McClung Museum beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, and concluding at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25.
The International Business Times featured Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, a UT postdoctoral student, in this story about NASA’s flyby of Pluto on July 14. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will gather data to help scientists better understand the dwarf planet. Pinilla-Alonso will be the lead investigator of a new seven-day series of observations beginning July 23.
The UT Chamber Singers ensemble will be traveling to England later this month to perform in some of the country’s most historic and best-known cathedrals.
UT’s International Lean Summer Program is drawing attention from local media outlets, including the News Sentinel and WATE.
Two women ambassadors will be featured in separate lectures as part of this year’s Ashe Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
R. J. Vogt, a Haslam Scholar and senior in the College Scholars program, has won a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will allow him to spend at least a year working at a bilingual newspaper in the country of Myanmar. Vogt, of Nashville will leave in August to work at the Myanmar Times, a weekly newspaper that is transitioning to a daily. He’ll be living in Yangon, the city formerly known as Rangoon.