Ready for the World News

Global Awareness Conference: Students to Share about their Home Countries

Students from ten different countries will talk about the political, economic, and social issues affecting their nations at a conference aimed at bringing a global awareness to the UT campus. The conference will be held on November 17 at the Baker Center and is free and open to the public. The Ready for the World Committee and the College of Social Work are hosting the conference.

Ready for the World Café Delivers a Taste of Japan November 1

Culinary adventurers will take a trip to the Far East when they feast on sushi and other Japanese fare at the UT Ready for the World Café on Thursday, November 1. The café operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon for $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.

Sharing Knowledge, Opening Eyes: UT Professor Teaches at Seminar in Ecuador


Jose Castro, a clinical Instructor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, recently traveled to Ecuador to participate in the first International Seminar of Equine Emergencies, Reproduction, and Dentistry. Castro helped plan eight lectures and two labs related to gastrointestinal, wound management, and fractures and reproductive emergencies in horses.

Ready for the World Café Travels to Northern France on October 25

The Ready for the World Café moves on to Northern France on Thursday, October 25. The café will operate from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. The luncheon consists of an intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad or soup, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets will be sold, and capacity is eighty diners. Cost will be $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.

UT to Host National Multicultural Music Symposium Oct. 8-13

West African dance and drumming at the 2010 symposium.

Educators interested in integrating music into the curriculum to improve student achievement, and musicians who want to hone their craft, are invited to a six-day conference at UT. The ninth biennial National Symposium on Multicultural Music will be held October 8-13. The event is for general music teachers, choral and band directors, university students and professors, and the local community. Participants may earn professional development credit.

Ready for the World Café Kicks Off Fall Luncheon Series with Southern Italy

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The Ready for the World Café, a popular weekly full-service international luncheon series at UT, will begin its fall season Tuesday, September 25, with cuisine from Southern Italy. The community is invited to take a gastronomical journey over the next ten weeks through various regions and cultures of the world.

Entering Honors Students Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica

For many students, studying abroad is something to dream about after their freshmen year. But one group of UT students studied abroad even before taking their first class on campus. Sixteen new first-year Chancellor’s Honors students studied ecotourism and sustainability in Costa Rica during summer 2012.

Fall 2012 Passports are Here

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The Fall 2012 Ready for the World Passports have arrived and are ready for distribution. The Passport is a free calendar and guide to many of the international and intercultural events taking place on campus and in the community. If you would like Passports to distribute to your classes, contact Amy Blakely at or 974-5034.

UT Hosts International Students for Unique Engineering Program

More than ninety students from developing countries will converge on the UT campus next month for a College of Engineering program to learn cutting-edge industrial engineering practices and gain cultural experiences. The program, called the Lean Enterprise Summer Program, is intended to allow students from different cultures to work together to accrue the technical knowledge of the practice of creating more value for consumers while using fewer resources and eliminating waste.

Confucius Institute to Open; Will Provide Educational, Cultural Activities

A Confucius Institute will soon open on campus, expanding opportunities for UT students and others to learn Chinese, experience Chinese culture, and travel abroad. Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions run in cooperation with Chinese partner universities and typically offer for-credit and non-credit Chinese language courses, sponsor cultural activities, and help local schools provide more education about China.