Ready for the World News

UT Student Chosen for Prestigious International Humanity in Action Fellowship

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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.

UT’s International Festival Celebrates Cultural Awareness and Sharing

UT’s international organizations will sell food and artifacts and stage live performances representing their culture during the 29th annual International Festival hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, International House. Cultures represented will include Japan, Turkey, Africa, Russia, China and Latin America, to name a few.

UT Selects Daytripper as 2014 Life of the Mind Book

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Daytripper, an award-winning Brazilian graphic narrative that offers a powerful examination of life, love, and other timeless themes, will be UT’s 2014 Life of the Mind book. The Life of the Mind Program is a component of First-Year Studies 100, a required online course that helps first-year students transition successfully to college.

UT Conference to Look at How Women in STEM Can Thrive in Industry, Academia

Women comprise less than a quarter of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) workforce in the United States, and they are most likely to leave those jobs compared to men. A workshop to familiarize women in the mathematical sciences with professional opportunities in academics, industry, and government labs and help them thrive in mathematics-related fields, will be held April 9–11 at UT.

UT to Host Women in Politics Workshop April 10-11

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will be among those participating in the upcoming Women in Politics workshop to be hosted by the Department of Political Science. The event will be held April 10-11 in the Toyota Auditorium at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

Ready for the World Café Takes Another Tour of France April 1 and April 3

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The Ready for the World Café will continue its tour of France on Tuesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 3. The luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center. The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.

MBA Team Places Second in National Deloitte Challenge Case Competition

A team of students from UT’s College of Business Administration took high honors in the Deloitte Inaugural Supply Chain Challenge, coming in at second place. Members of the UT Master of Business Administration team were Daniel Conrad, Sarah Womack, Rachel Hylton, and Whit Shofner.

Ready for the World Café Offers Taste of France March 27

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The Ready for the World Café will venture to France on Thursday, March 27. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.

Ready for the World Café Takes Another Tour of Italy March 25

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UT’s Ready for the World Café will continue its tasty travels with another tour of Italy on Tuesday, March 25. The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required. For tickets, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail . Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.