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Humanities Initiative to Host Discussions on Race and Heredity

A series of talks on race and heredity, sponsored by the UT Humanities Initiative, will be held on Friday, March 16, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library next to Starbucks on the second floor. Refreshments will be available, and the event is free and open to the public.

UT’s Ready for the World Café Journeys to Korea March 15

Ready for the World Café diners will continue their tasty travels through the Far East on Thursday, March 15, with a taste of Korea. The lunch will include a sweet potato and noodle appetizer, butternut squash soup, and entrée options of top sirloin, potato, and eggplant dishes. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.

Big Idea: Senior Organizes Fashion Show to Help Haiti

Katie Riley’s big idea has translated into big help for a destitute community. In 2009, she organized “Fierce and Fancy,” an event where people donated old formal dresses for a fashion show and silent auction to raise money for a Haitian community. The Haiti Outreach Program and the UT Haiti Club will host its third annual fashion show and dress sale on Saturday, March 3.

Ready for the World Café to Spice Up Lunch with Indian Cuisine

The Ready for the World Café will spice up diners’ lunches on Tuesday, March 6, with traditional Indian fare. The lunch will consist of intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.

Ready for the World Café to Feature Brazilian Specialties

The Ready for the World Café will head way down south on Tuesday, February 28, featuring traditional dishes from Brazil. The menu includes Brazilian shrimp pie, asparagus salad, beef with caramelized onions, and coconut truffles. The cost is $12. Tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645.

5K Race to Benefit UT Libraries March 3

Book lovers can show the UT Libraries some love by hitting the pavement March 3. The Graduate Student Senate is hosting the twentieth annual Love Your Libraries 5K Race. Proceeds from the event will help the libraries buy electronic resources, books, equipment, and other critical items for students.

RecycleMania Competition Hits UT Campus Today

Today is the first day of RecycleMania. What have you recycled today? RecycleMania is a friendly eight-week competition between universities across the country to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.