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.
The musical styles and art of Scandinavia will be featured during the spring installment of the Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, April 3.
Eleven students and three staff members will spend six days over spring break exploring issues of international social justice and human trafficking in Prague, Czech Republic. The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with campus ministries UTK Cru and Collegiate Abbey to provide this unique collaborative service immersion experience.
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.
February 12 marks the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on Earth. Students will honor his birthday with Darwin Day, a paleontology-themed celebration beginning Tuesday, February 9.
The music and culture of the Middle East will be featured during the spring semester’s first installment of the Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, January 24.
Christopher Allen, Lindha Guerrero, and Walter Williams are three of approximately 800 American undergraduate students from 355 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the spring 2016 academic term.
Later this month, the Haslam College of Business will take eighteen first-year business students to study abroad in Cuba. The program, led by George Drinnon and Andrew Seidler in the college’s undergraduate programs office, will take students to Havana December 11–19.