Ready for the World News

Sandy Highlights Need for Nurses with Global Disaster Training

When Hurricane Sandy bore down on New York City, it knocked out power inside the neonatal intensive care unit at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, silencing all the machines that kept the tiny infants alive. The unique nursing skills needed in such situations are exactly what the Global Disaster Nursing Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, teaches.

French-Japanese Fusion Meal Featured at UT Ready for the World Café November 29

The Ready for the World Café will treat diners to a taste of two countries during the French-Japanese fusion meal on Thursday, November 29. The luncheon consists of an intermezzo or small appetizer, salad or soup, entrée and dessert. Advance tickets will be sold and capacity is eighty diners. The cost will be $12 and the faculty-staff discount applies.

Ready for the World Café Delivers a Taste of Northern Spain November 20

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Diners at the UT Ready for the World Café will continue their travels through the Mediterranean with a taste of northern Spain on Tuesday, November 20. The café operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon for $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.

Time to Submit Items for Ready for the World Spring Passport

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It’s time to begin submitting your events, activities, speakers, and programs to be included in the Ready for the World Passport for the spring semester. 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.

Global Awareness Conference: Students to Share about their Home Countries

Students from ten different countries will talk about the political, economic, and social issues affecting their nations at a conference aimed at bringing a global awareness to the UT campus. The conference will be held on November 17 at the Baker Center and is free and open to the public. The Ready for the World Committee and the College of Social Work are hosting the conference.

Ready for the World Café Explores Southern Spanish Food November 15

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Bienvenido! The UT Ready for the World Café welcomes diners to experience the food of southern Spain on Thursday, November 15. The café operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon for $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.

Rickey Hall Named Vice Chancellor for Diversity

Rickey Hall, vice chancellor for diversity

Rickey L. Hall, assistant vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota, has been named vice chancellor for diversity at UT. He will begin work in June 2013.

Sen. George Mitchell to Deliver First Baker Distinguished Lecture

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Sen. George Mitchell, a longtime statesman and attorney, will be on campus on Tuesday, November 13, to deliver the inaugural Baker Distinguished Lecture. Senator Mitchell, a Democrat from Maine, served in the US Senate from 1980 to 1995 and was majority leader during the final six years of his tenure. He has since served as a peace negotiator and in several high-profile investigative roles.

Next Adventure for Ready for the World Cafe: Japanese Cookery November 8

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Diners will have the opportunity to savor Japanese cookery during the next Ready for the World Café on Thursday, November 8. The café operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon for $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.

Medal of Honor Recipient to Share His Heroic Story

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Col. Bruce Crandall will be at UT on November 14 to share his story of heroism with faculty, staff, and students. Crandall flew 900 combat missions in Vietnam and helped evacuate many wounded troopers before he was severely wounded himself.