Paige Scrivener has been appointed the Confucius Institute’s new student ambassador. As an ambassador, she serves as the liaison between the Confucius Institute and the UT and Knoxville communities. Scrivener, of Memphis, is a junior in global studies with a concentration in global politics and economics and a double minor in Chinese and Asian studies.
The Center for International Education will host its annual International Education Week September 22-26 with events that celebrate the diverse culture on campus and showcase the university’s global initiatives.
Eleven UT students are returning this week after spending five weeks in northern Uganda, where they engaged in international service-learning and intensive study of conflict and peace building as part of the Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program.
A group of seniors have been biking cross-country to raise awareness about human trafficking and money to fight modern-day slavery. They arrive in Knoxville last week. Their efforts have been featured by local and national media including: Daily Reporter (Indiana) Knoxville News Sentinel Kusi News (San Diego) Montrose (Colorado) Daily Press Navajo (Arizona) Times Northwest
Beginning July 1, two new changes to Tennessee law will impact our residency rules for students. Both changes will take effect for students beginning fall semester.
For many college students, the week after graduation signals an opportunity to travel. For a lucky few, that might even include a trip abroad. For a group of Department of Nuclear Engineering students, it means both a chance to head to Europe and the opportunity of a lifetime. Led by assistant professors Ondrej Chvala and Eric Lukosi, the nine students are in Prague, Czech Republic, spending time with their counterparts at Czech Technical University and even taking a trip to the uranium mine in Roznika.
Avery Dobbs, a senior majoring in political science with a history minor, has received a 2014–2015 Fulbright International Scholarship to teach English in Bulgaria.
A delegation of faculty and administrators from UT’s Confucius Institute’s Chinese partner—Southeast University in Nanjing, China—will be on campus April 13–15 to explore additional academic collaborations between the two universities. The Chinese delegation’s visit coincides with the first anniversary of the Confucius Institute’s inauguration ceremony.
Ediobong “Edi” Ebiefung, a senior, has been chosen as one of forty students from the United States to participate in the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship. He will be going to Amsterdam. “The opportunity means a lot to me, and I am honored that I was selected,” said Ebiefung, who was born and raised in Chattanooga, the son of parents who emigrated from Nigeria.
Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in US history, visited UT on Thursday to speak and participate in a panel discussion with coaches from six countries as part of the Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports initiative.