Alina Clay, a junior from Memphis, is one of ten undergraduates selected from an applicant pool representing more than 160 universities nationwide to receive a prestigious 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
Fifteen sport leaders from thirteen countries are in the United States for a five-week mentorship program that focuses on using sports to promote disability rights and inclusion.
After graduating from UT, Desiree Dube will say dasvidanya—goodbye—to America for a while. Dube, from Clarksville, Tennessee, completed her degree in history and Russian studies and is heading to Russia on a Fulbright scholarship. She will spend the 2016–17 academic year teaching English and learning all she can about Russian culture.
Many students aspire to make the world a better place. Three May graduates have Peace Corps assignments that will take them to different places around the globe where they will make lasting impact. Brandon McKenna-Wagner is off to Senegal to work in sustainable agriculture, Shellee Merryman is heading to Panama to work on water sanitation projects, and Alicia Maskley, pictured, is going to Timor Leste in the South Pacific to work in economic development.
UT students are poised to make such a historic trip to Cuba later this month.
Students of one of the nine languages that make up the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures will face off in a soccer tournament 6:00–8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.
The community is invited to join the McClung Museum for a Maya Festival from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
The International House is hosting the Global Issues Conference from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31.
Seventy students, along with a handful of faculty and staff members, will spend their spring break engaged in collaborative community service with organizations in five communities across the Southeastern U.S.
Dances from around the world will be on display during the annual International Dance Competition hosted by the International House.