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.
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Artist iO Tillet Wright will bring her “Self Evident Truths” project to Knoxville March 11–13 as part of a two-week tour of eleven cities. As part of her visit, she will be speaking on campus and photographing people to be part of her project.
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.
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.
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.
After a highly successful fall season as a weekly full-service international luncheon series, the Ready for the World Café is now gearing up for a delicious ten-week spring run. It will begin on Tuesday, February 14, with cuisine from Ireland.
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 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.
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.
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.