Ready for the World News

Students’ Work Filmed In Croatia to Air Easter Sunday

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Four students who spent two weeks in Croatia in March produced a thirty-minute program while they were abroad. It will air on WBIR on Easter Sunday, April 20. The program will be part of the UT TODAY show that airs at 11:30 a.m. The students’ trip was part of an exchange funded by a US State Department grant and led by Professor Sam Swan.

Ready for the World Cafe Journeys to Japan April 17

Diners at the Ready for the World Café will continue their delectable travels with a taste of Japan on Thursday, April 17. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center. Lunch consists of steamed edamame, seaweed salad, a chef’s selection of handmade sushi, and a dessert sushi roll. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply.

UT Confucius Institute Marks First Anniversary with Chinese Delegation Visit

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A delegation of faculty and administrators from UT’s Confucius Institute’s Chinese partner—Southeast University in Nanjing, China—will be on campus April 13–15 to explore additional academic collaborations between the two universities. The Chinese delegation’s visit coincides with the first anniversary of the Confucius Institute’s inauguration ceremony.

UT Senior Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Spain

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Alex Houck, a senior, has received a 2014–2015 Fulbright International Scholarship to Spain. Houck will assist in molecular neurobiological research in Madrid, analyzing proteins in the brains of mice to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. He also will take intensive Spanish courses and volunteer at a university teaching hospital.

UT Student Chosen for Prestigious International Humanity in Action Fellowship

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Ediobong “Edi” Ebiefung, a senior, has been chosen as one of forty students from the United States to participate in the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship. He will be going to Amsterdam. “The opportunity means a lot to me, and I am honored that I was selected,” said Ebiefung, who was born and raised in Chattanooga, the son of parents who emigrated from Nigeria.

UT Selects Daytripper as 2014 Life of the Mind Book

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Daytripper, an award-winning Brazilian graphic narrative that offers a powerful examination of life, love, and other timeless themes, will be UT’s 2014 Life of the Mind book. The Life of the Mind Program is a component of First-Year Studies 100, a required online course that helps first-year students transition successfully to college.

Ready for the World Café Takes Another Tour of France April 1 and April 3

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The Ready for the World Café will continue its tour of France on Tuesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 3. The luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center. The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.

Ready for the World Café Offers Taste of France March 27

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The Ready for the World Café will venture to France on Thursday, March 27. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.

Ready for the World Café Takes Another Tour of Italy March 25

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UT’s Ready for the World Café will continue its tasty travels with another tour of Italy on Tuesday, March 25. The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required. For tickets, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail . Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Marco Institute to Host Symposium on Reconceiving Pre-Modern Spaces

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Reconceiving Pre-Modern Spaces is the topic of the eleventh annual Marco Symposium to be hosted by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies March 6 through 8. The symposium will feature scholars from various disciplines exploring ways in which pre-modern peoples conceived of space—as a physical reality, philosophical idea, and topic of artistic expression.