Ready for the World News

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


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.

Ready for the World Café Travels to Northern France on October 25

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.

Ready for the World Café Ventures to Southern France on October 18


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 Named Fulbright Scholars

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.

Ready for the World Café Journeys to Northern Italy on October 9

Tasty northern Italian cuisine will be featured at UT’s Ready for the World Café on Tuesday, October 9. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon, and capacity is eighty diners. Cost will be $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies. The northern Italian menu includes a chopped veal entrée and tiramisu for dessert.

UT to Host National Multicultural Music Symposium Oct. 8-13

West African dance and drumming at the 2010 symposium.

Educators interested in integrating music into the curriculum to improve student achievement, and musicians who want to hone their craft, are invited to a six-day conference at UT. The ninth biennial National Symposium on Multicultural Music will be held October 8-13. The event is for general music teachers, choral and band directors, university students and professors, and the local community. Participants may earn professional development credit.

Ready for the World Café Kicks Off Fall Luncheon Series with Southern Italy

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The Ready for the World Café, a popular weekly full-service international luncheon series at UT, will begin its fall season Tuesday, September 25, with cuisine from Southern Italy. The community is invited to take a gastronomical journey over the next ten weeks through various regions and cultures of the world.

Study Abroad Fair is September 26; Peer Advisors Ready to Share Their Stories

While most UT students took trips to beaches in Florida or South Carolina last spring, Mackenzie Higgins saw two of the Seven Wonders of the World. A senior in global studies and Spanish, Higgins studied at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Higgins is now back at UT and working as a peer adviser in the Programs Abroad Office. She and other peer advisers will be available to talk about their experiences at the Fall 2012 Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 26, in the University Center Ballroom.

Campus has New Peace Corps Recruiter

Amanda McRoy, center, with some friends in Cameroon during her two-year Peace Corps stay

Amanda McRoy said joining the Peace Corps was “the most life-changing decision” of her life. Now, she wants to help UT students as they consider service in the Peace Corps.