Ready for the World News

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 amy.blakely@tennessee.edu 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.

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.