Commission for Women News

Celebrate Women at Women’s History Month Events

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Celebrate the contributions made by UT’s female students, staff and faculty by participating in Women’s History Month events. The Commission for Women is hosting Women in Art: Gallery Showing and Celebration, a showcase of UT women artists and Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT lecture. The Women’s Empowerment Summit is Saturday, March 7. A lecture about career journeys of successful women leaders given by feminist psychologist Ruth Fassinger is Monday, March 23.

UT Symposium Bringing Together Women in STEM Fields

UT’s Commission for Women and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity are sponsoring the Women in STEM Research Symposium on April 18 in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center.

Apply Now for the 2012 HERS Institutes

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and the Commission for Women will sponsor an outstanding woman to attend a Higher Education Resource Services Institute in 2012. Women faculty members or administrators who have a proven record of professional growth and responsibility, and who have a keen interest in campus administration and the challenges of growing a university rich in international and intercultural diversity, are encouraged to apply.

Commission for Women Invites Applicants for the 2011 HERS Institutes

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and the UT Knoxville Commission for Women want to sponsor an outstanding woman to attend a Higher Education Resource Services Institute in 2011. Women faculty members or administrators who have a proven record of professional growth and responsibility, and who have a keen interest in campus administration and the challenges of growing a university rich in international and intercultural diversity, are encouraged to review the institutes and apply for the one that best suits individual circumstances.

U.S. Poet Laureate to Visit UT Knoxville

The nation’s most highly regarded poet will visit UT Knoxville this month for a poetry reading and book-signing event. Kay Ryan, the 2008-2009 U.S. Poet Laureate, will read and talk about her poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the University Center auditorium. A book-signing event will follow. The event is free and open to the public.