Lucille “Lucy” Greer, who just completed her junior year at UT, has received a prestigious Boren Scholarship that will allow her to spend next year studying Arabic and international politics in Jordan.
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UT’s semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast. More than 900 UT students are currently enrolled in Communication Studies 210 Public Speaking. These students were
Audiences will be transported to the wonders of China during the final installment of this year’s Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, April 2. The Ready for the World Music Series: China will feature a reception as well as cultural exhibits and displays provided by the UT Confucius Institute, the UT School of Art, UT Libraries, and the International House. The Confucius Institute will also be providing culinary delights from China.
“The Ready for the World Music Series: Brazilian Colors” will feature an artistic and cultural artifact exhibit and reception at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12, in the lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
A group of freshmen from UT’s Haslam College of Business spent part of their winter break in Cuba. They returned not only with fun memories, but also cultural insights that will help them as they continue their studies. The students were in the 2016 First-Year Experience in Cuba program, which seeks to engage business students with global business issues and expose them to study abroad opportunities.
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Seven UT students are among the more than 850 American undergraduate students from 359 colleges and universities across the country selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship, sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, allows students to study or intern abroad during the spring
The Center for International Education awarded 124 undergraduate students Study Abroad Undergraduate scholarships totaling $152,500 for the spring 2017 semester and spring break study abroad programs. This highly successful scholarship program is made possible by student fees and donations. The Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship is merit and need based and ranges in value from $750
Students in an entrepreneurial journalism course this fall participated in an international competition to create a social media campaign and strategy to instruct young journalists on how to responsibly report instances of extremism. The campaign was co-sponsored by the US Department of State and Facebook. The UT students came up with the “Report Responsibly” campaign, which provides a call to action for aspiring journalists and media guidelines for reporting on acts of extremism.
Four students have been awarded a combined total of $35,000 in grants from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to help fund their participation in CIEE Open Campus programs for the spring 2017 semester.