Destination Imagination’s Global Finals Expo—considered the world’s largest celebration of creativity and innovation—will bring a record-setting 16,700 participants to the UT campus next week. This is the fifteenth consecutive year that UT has hosted the competition.
From being a reporter at a newspaper in the country of Myanmar to teaching in an inner city school in Indianapolis to exploring their creativity through digital media, art, and theater, many of the students graduating this spring have plans that will make their mark on the world.
Four UT students have received US Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to travel abroad and spend ten weeks studying critical-needs languages this summer.
Clinical Assistant Professors Lynn Blackburn and Karen Lasater laid the groundwork for a partnership between the UT College of Nursing and nurses in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
The Ready for the World Music Series will conclude with a celebration of musical traditions from East Asia on Sunday, April 19.
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.
The dangers, intrigue and violence of medieval and early modern warfare and statecraft will be the focus of the twelfth annual Marco Symposium at UT from April 9 to 11.
UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media will hold its inaugural Ida B. & Beyond Conference on Thursday, March 26. The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. in UT’s Black Cultural Center, 1800 Melrose Avenue. It is open to the university community and the public.
Dom Flemons, the American Songster, will give a lecture and perform during an event co-sponsored by UT on Thursday, March 12.
The Ready for the World Café kicks off its spring season February 26 with a tour of Italy. Reservations are now being taken for the seven luncheons, which will run through April 23.