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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Ready for the World Café moves on to Northern France on Thursday, October 25. The café will operate from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. 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. Cost will be $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.
The Ready for the World Café will venture to southern France on Thursday, October 18. The café, which is sponsored by Sysco Foods, will operate from noon to 1:00 p.m. The lunch will include a duck confit salad, bouillabaisse, and a dessert of fresh baked fruit.
Four professors are spanning the globe as Fulbright Scholars this year. Michelle Commander, David Fox, Sarah Lowe, and Sam Swan were chosen based on their leadership and academic merits and their abilities to teach, conduct research, and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative that awards about 1,100 grants to American scholars each year.