Ready for the World News

Have Book, Can Travel: UT Center Offers Summer Reading Ideas for Kids

School’s out, and vacation time is upon us. Whether the family is planning a vacation or staycation, kids can do some vicarious globetrotting this summer by reading books. Teachers, libraries, and parents can learn more about great books for kids at The Best New Books 2013 workshop on July 19 at the East Tennessee History Center. “Summer reading is important for kids so their skills stay sharp and they’re ready to hit the ground running again when school starts back up in the fall,” said Miranda Clark, director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The center is co-hosting the workshop with the Knox County Public Library.

Ready for the World Café Ends with Spanish-Italian Fusion Meal

UT’s Ready for the World Café at will conclude its culinary journey with a Spanish-Italian fusion meal on Thursday, May 2. The café operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center. Cost is $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. For tickets and reservations, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail rhtm@utk.edu.

Time to Submit Items for Ready for the World Fall Passport

It’s time to submit your events, activities, speakers, and programs to be included in the Ready for the World Passport for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Faculty, staff, and students are urged to use an electronic form to quickly and easily provide information about events related to the international and intercultural initiative. In order to produce the Passport in time for the start of the fall semester, information about your unit’s fall programs is needed by Friday, May 17.

Islamic Studies Expert to Discuss US and Muslim World Relations After 9/11

How has the war on terrorism affected the U.S.’s relationships with surrounding countries’ governments and tribal societies? Scholar Harrison Akins will be discussing findings of the book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. The event will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Great Room in the International House.

Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers Fame Speaks Tonight

Daniel Ellsberg

Writer, lecturer and activist Daniel Ellsberg— best known for his involvement in the Pentagon Papers trial in 1971—will speak tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. It is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Issues Committee.

Ready for the World Cafe to Feature Sushi, Japanese Fare

The Ready for the World Cafe will feature sushi and other Japanese fare on Thursday, April 4. The cafe operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Cost is $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. For tickets and reservations call 865-974-6645 or e-mail rhtm@utk.edu.

Ready for the World Café to Feature Southern French Fare

The Ready for the World Café will feature traditional cuisine of southern France on Thursday, March 7. The café, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheons, and capacity is eighty diners. Cost will be $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. For tickets and reservations, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail rhtm@utk.edu.

Ready for the World Café to visit Northern Italy

Say “ciao” to some culinary delights as the Ready for the World Café stops in northern Italy on Thursday, February 28. In recognition of Faculty Appreciation Week, February 25 to March 1, faculty members attending this week’s Ready for the World Café will have the chance to win Rocky Top Institute items and café tickets.