Ready for the World News

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

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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.

Ready for the World Café Delivers a Taste of Japan November 1

Culinary adventurers will take a trip to the Far East when they feast on sushi and other Japanese fare at the UT Ready for the World Café on Thursday, November 1. 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.

UT Veterans Invited to Commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 12

Faculty, staff, and students who are also military veterans are invited to sign a board commemorating Veterans Day. The board will be displayed on campus during the National Day of Remembrance on November 12 and other times throughout the year.

UT to Host Live Webcast, Q&A Session with US Ambassador to China October 29

UT will host a live webcast and question-and-answer session with Gary F. Locke, US ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, to discuss US-China relations on Monday, October 29. The event, “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” is part of a national day of programming on China involving sixty cities throughout the United States.

Sharing Knowledge, Opening Eyes: UT Professor Teaches at Seminar in Ecuador

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Jose Castro, a clinical Instructor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, recently traveled to Ecuador to participate in the first International Seminar of Equine Emergencies, Reproduction, and Dentistry. Castro helped plan eight lectures and two labs related to gastrointestinal, wound management, and fractures and reproductive emergencies in horses.