Ready for the World News

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.

Ready for the World Café Visits Southern Italy

The Ready for the World Café kicks off its flavorful world circuit on Thursday, February 21, with traditional fare from southern Italy. The café, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center. 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.

Senegalese Basketball Delegation Visits UT

A Senegalese basketball delegation arrived at UT last week as part of the US Department of State’s global effort to engage women and girls through sports. The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society will host the twelve female basketball players and two coaches until February 1 through the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, a global effort established by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Spring 2013 Passports are Here

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The Spring 2013 Ready for the World Passports have arrived and are ready for distribution. The Passport is a calendar and guide to many of the international and intercultural events taking place on campus and in the community through the end of the academic year. If you would like free Passports to distribute to your classes, please contact Amy Blakely at or 974-5034.

Spring Ready for the World Café Begins February 21

The Ready for the World Café will be taking its gastronomical journey around the world again this semester. The luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, from February 21 to May 2, 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.

News Sentinel: Elite Korean athletes at UT for unique program

The News Sentinel featured the Next Generation Sports Talent (NEST) program, which is training 19 South Korean athletes to become sports ambassadors. The athletes, ranging from Olympic gold medalists to world champions, are spending the next few months at UT. Read the story here.

Ready for the World Café Concludes with Italian-Spanish Fusion Meal December 4

This semester’s final Ready for the World Café luncheon will feature an Italian-Spanish fusion meal on Tuesday, December 4. 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.