Ready for the World News

UT Students Organize Campus-wide Discussion of Big Issues

When Jayanni Webster teamed up with fellow seniors Abbey Schaplowsky and Corie Fine on a social work class project, they had no clue their ideas would turn into a university-funded diversity program. The culmination of their efforts is “Dialogue: A Conversation on Race and Religion at UT,” a film screening and panel discussion to be held at 6:00 p.m. on March 6 in the Black Cultural Center.

Ready for the World Café to Spice Up Lunch with Indian Cuisine

The Ready for the World Café will spice up diners’ lunches on Tuesday, March 6, with traditional Indian fare. 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.

Ready for the World Café to Feature Brazilian Specialties

The Ready for the World Café will head way down south on Tuesday, February 28, featuring traditional dishes from Brazil. The menu includes Brazilian shrimp pie, asparagus salad, beef with caramelized onions, and coconut truffles. The cost is $12. Tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645.

Spring 2012 Passports are Here

The Spring 2012 Ready for the World Passports have arrived and are ready for distribution. The Passport is a calendar and guide to many of the international and intercultural events taking place on campus and in the community through the end of the academic year. Faculty may request free Passports to distribute to classes.

Nominations Call for Ready for the World Citation Award

Nominations are now being accepted for faculty, staff, and students who have dedicated time and energy toward enhancing intercultural and international awareness among undergraduate students. The Ready for the World Citation Award will be presented at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet later in the semester.

UT Students Celebrate Many Different Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is an exciting time, as the semester winds down and everyone begins to think about family get-togethers. At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students come from a variety of places and backgrounds—which means they have been, or will be, celebrating in many different ways this season. Here’s a look at a few of their celebrations.

Last Week to Submit Items for Ready for the World Spring Passport

Time is winding down to submit your events, activities, speakers, and programs to be included in the Ready for the World Passport for the spring semester of the 2011–2012 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.

UT Ready for the World Café Sets Sail for Southern Italy

Ready for the World Café diners won’t leave Knoxville, but they may think they’ve been transported to a café on the Mediterranean on Tuesday, November 22, as they enjoy a four-course Southern Italian meal. Lunch, which will consist of intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert, will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance.

UT’s Work with Refugees Being Highlighted in National Competition

A UT Knoxville effort to help refugees from Burundi adjust to living in Knoxville is being showcased this week as one of the top higher education and community engagement projects in the nation. The project is one of four initiatives competing for the 2011 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.