In December, UT’s Haslam College of Business will take eighteen first-year business students to study abroad in Cuba. The program, led by George Drinnon and Andrew Seidler in the college’s undergraduate programs office, will take place in Havana December 11–19.
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Sophomore Boot Camp is a mini-conference exclusively for second-year students held January 12, 2016. Registering allows you access to sophomore-specific programming including searching for internships, studying abroad, writing resumes, accessing scholarships and fellowships, preparing for graduate school and more.
UT students Emma Zijlstra and Jacob Cecil have been awarded the school’s first International Research Opportunities Program scholarships through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The university launched a pilot online service-learning program this summer with three students traveling to Costa Rica for learning, adventure, and exploration.
The Center for International Education is hosting its annual International Education Week today through Friday with events that celebrate the diverse culture on campus and showcase the university’s global initiatives.
After graduating from UT on Saturday, Olivia Bradley will fly 7,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and drive six hours through Uganda to start her career in a small East African town.
For many college students, the week after graduation signals an opportunity to travel. For a lucky few, that might even include a trip abroad. For a group of Department of Nuclear Engineering students, it means both a chance to head to Europe and the opportunity of a lifetime. Led by assistant professors Ondrej Chvala and Eric Lukosi, the nine students are in Prague, Czech Republic, spending time with their counterparts at Czech Technical University and even taking a trip to the uranium mine in Roznika.
Anna-Claire Daniels, a senior studying social work, was one of nine UT students who went to northern Uganda for five weeks last summer for the Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program. She returned to Uganda over winter break—on her own dime—to continue her work helping recovering addicts incarcerated in Gulu Prison. After observing the program, she realized a problem many of the inmates were facing—they couldn’t read the English materials in front of them.
Sixty students selected for this year’s Alternative Fall Break will volunteer on projects in five different cities from October 17 through 20. To defray their travel expenses, the students are raising money through UT’s new “Impact Big Ideas” crowd-funding program. Although the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development established online giving years ago, the crowd-funding approach is new.
Rare new details about an ancient Roman fort in southern Jordan have been uncovered by two UT professors. Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history in the School of Art, and Erin Darby, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, direct the ‘Ayn Gharandal archaeological project that has uncovered details about the fort, including the previously unknown location of an ancient infantry unit.