Eleven UT students are returning this week after spending five weeks in northern Uganda, where they engaged in international service-learning and intensive study of conflict and peace building as part of the Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program.
Global Studies News
At the campus’s annual Honors Banquet last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Suzanne Lenhart, a mathematics professor and Chancellor’s Professor, was recognized for her excellence in academic outreach. Michael Handelsman, director of global studies, received the Ready for the World Award.
Katie Riley’s big idea has translated into big help for a destitute community. In 2009, she organized “Fierce and Fancy,” an event where people donated old formal dresses for a fashion show and silent auction to raise money for a Haitian community. The Haiti Outreach Program and the UT Haiti Club will host its third annual fashion show and dress sale on Saturday, March 3.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, in partnership with the Latin American studies, Global Studies and political science programs, will host César Montúfar, professor of global social studies at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday. Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center.