The UT Knoxville College of Engineering has appointed Travis Griffin as the new director of the engineering diversity programs office.
The UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information will hold its annual Experience Diversity Banquet, 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, in Knoxville. The keynote speaker is Phyllis Y. Nichols, president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League. Nichols also will be presented with the 2010 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award.
The UT Knoxville Student Government Association will be hosting its annual Diversity Week Sunday, Feb. 28, through Thursday, March 4. This year’s theme is “I am not my stereotype.” The purpose of the week is to open students’ eyes to differences they may not be aware of at the university.
The Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund is taking a proactive role in helping UT employees expand their cultural awareness. The fund gives monetary assistance to any Knoxville-area system, Ag campus or UT Knoxville staff or faculty employee interested in attending a program on diversity. These programs include national seminars and conferences relating to diversity and multicultural themes.