Ready for the World News

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.

Civil Rights Class is Hitting the Road This Mini-Term

The civil rights movement of the 1960s was started and perpetuated by college students who risked their safety and even their lives for the cause. History professor Cynthia Fleming is taking her UT students back to the scene of these events to revisit history through firsthand accounts.

Time to Submit Items for Ready for the World Fall Passport

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It’s time to begin submitting your events, activities, speakers, and programs to be included in the Ready for the World Passport for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Faculty, staff, and students are urged to use an electronic form to quickly and easily provide information about events related to the international and intercultural initiative. Submissions are due Friday, May 18.

UT’s Ready for the World Café Delivers a Taste of Life in Persia

The Ready for the World Café will venture to Persia on Tuesday, April 17, to give diners a taste of the Middle East. The lunch will consist of intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.

UT’s Ready for the World Café Journeys to Liberia for April 10 Luncheon

The Ready for the World Café will take a culinary journey to the Dark Continent Tuesday, April 10, with a Liberian menu boasting of rich tradition and culture as old as Africa itself. The lunch will consist of intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.

Oui, Oui! UT’s Ready for the World Café Says ‘Yes!’ To French Cuisine

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The Ready for the World Café will venture to France on Tuesday, April 3. The lunch will consist of intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.

Ciao, Amico! UT’s Ready for the World Café Offers Tastebuds a Tour of Italy

Fine Italian cuisine will be featured at the Ready for the World Café on Tuesday, March 27. The lunch will consist of a small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.

UT’s Ready for the World Café Journeys to Korea March 15

Ready for the World Café diners will continue their tasty travels through the Far East on Thursday, March 15, with a taste of Korea. The lunch will include a sweet potato and noodle appetizer, butternut squash soup, and entrée options of top sirloin, potato, and eggplant dishes. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.

‘Self Evident Truths’ Project Comes to Campus Next Week

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to be a part of the “Self Evident Truths” project by attending a lecture and reception and by also being photographed by the artist on March 12 and March 13. The project focuses on photographing anyone who feels that they fall within the LGBTQ spectrum as a way to “humanize the varied face of gays in America today.