Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business are partnering with college students in India to promote clean drinking water through Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. This international program provides water-cleansing packets to developing countries.
China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving seventy-five cities throughout the United States on Monday, October 5. This year’s program will feature a live webcast panel and a talk on campus with Ryan Ong, director of the US-China Business Council’s Business Advisory Services division.
UT and Southeast University in Nanjing, China, are hosting an English Immersion Summer Camp during the first two weeks of July 2016. This is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to work as teachers and classroom assistants in China.
Young women leaders from around the world will work side by side with US senior female executives who will serve as mentors and share valuable business and leadership skills, thanks to a partnership between the US Department of State, espnW, and UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society.
The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently hosted six Venezuelan coaches as part of an exchange program through Partners of the Americas and the US Department of State. The four-day exchange focused on how participation in sports can inspire youth to create positive change in their communities and avoid the violence, gangs, and drugs that plague much of Venezuela.
Five undergraduate students from UT are making a difference in the lives of people who live more than 8,000 miles away. The team developed Clean Cycle, a project to help dispose of trash along India’s roadways. Clean Cycle was born out of a service-learning class within the Haslam College of Business that teaches business management skills in a real-world context.
International students make up nearly one-third of the full-time MBA class at the Haslam College of Business, with students representing India, China, Korea, Thailand, Brazil, and Ukraine. This percentage marks an all-time high for the program.
With a history dating back more than 175 years, the College of Engineering is no stranger to bringing new ideas and concepts to all of its students and visitors. What makes a current group of college visitors somewhat different is that they are faculty from another university—Southeast University in China.
The Chamber Singers are en route back to Knoxville after a whirlwind tour that saw them performing in historic Canterbury Cathedral and Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Canterbury, and St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London. In between rehearsals and performances, they sandwiched in bus and boat tours of countryside, dined in quaint pubs, and visited historic castles and famous landmarks.
The Chamber Singers are now in London, where they have performed a Choral Evensong in St. Paul’s Cathedral and will sing in Westminster Abbey before heading home mid-week. The forty-six-member chorus has been on a twelve-day tour of England, where they are performing in some of the country’s most historic and best-known cathedrals.