Panel “Understanding the Impact of Recent Immigration Issues”

The Multicultural Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) is hosting a panel at their professional development meeting on Tuesday, February 21st from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m in the Frieson Black Cultural Center. The Topic is “Understanding the Impact of Recent Immigration Issues,” which will feature a panel of UT faculty and staff. As always, MGSO events are open to everyone. Free lunch will be provided from Jason’s Deli (Vegetarian and Dairy Free options available).


Scott Cantrell, Director of International Support Services, Center for International Education
Ifedapo Adeleye, PhD, Department of Management
De Ann Pendry, PhD, Department of Anthropology
Megan Conley, PhD, Department of Sociology

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UT’s College of Law “Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy” conference March 2-3. 

UT’s College of Law will host the “Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy” conference March 2-3. The Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice is co-sponsoring the event along with Law Women.
The conference will further the discussion surrounding Title IX while honoring the legacy of former Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt. It will address issues regarding athletics and education, sexual harassment and assault on campus, racial inequality in schools and athletics, inclusion of LGBTQ students, pay equity and compensation, and media coverage of Title IX issues.
Deborah Brake, John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, will be the keynote speaker. Brake is a former senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center as well as a leading expert in Title IX, with substantial experience litigating Title IX cases.
UT Women’s Athletics Director Emeritus Joan Cronan will give a tribute to Pat Summitt and address current issues regarding Title IX in athletics. Other speakers include leading law professors, practitioners, and scholars from related disciplines that specialize in Title IX including Becky Jacobs, Waller Lansden Distinguished Professor of Law; Amber Roessner, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media; and Erin Whiteside, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
The conference is free and open to the public. Attorneys are required to pay a $65 registration fee and will receive 10 continuing legal education (CLE) credits. Registering attorneys are encouraged to register by Feb. 24.
To register, email Micki Fox with your name, BPR number, email address, mailing address, phone number, fax number, title of the CLE for which you are registering, and a note of states other than Tennessee in which you will seek CLE credit for this activity.
For more information, visit the conference page on the College of Law website.

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Math and Science Center Upward Bound: Seeking research mentors

The Math and Science Center Upward Bound is looking for teaching assistants who would be interested in working with its programs during the summer of 2017. With over 30 years of experience on UT’s campus, our programs are dedicated to working with highly motivated high school students from economically disadvantaged families where neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. At this time, we are searching for exceptional research mentors for our 6-week summer component. Research mentors for the Math and Science Center are needed in a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in order for our students to conduct scientific research with mentors, with the finished project to be presented at the Annual Scientific Poster Symposium.

Our summer teaching dates have been set for June 5th – July 7th.

For more information or to request an application, contact Leigh Ann Elkins, Project Director, at (865) 974-4466 or Applicants need to complete and submit a UT employment application, cover letter, and resume.

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Presentation: “What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment”

The Center for Career Development would like to announce that they are bringing Dan Beaudry, an immigration attorney, to campus to discuss international students and job searches within the United States. Entitled “What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment,” this workshop will discuss topics such as:

Learn how to secure H-1B sponsorship at companies that have a policy against sponsoring H-1B visas.
Learn why human resources is often an obstacle instead of a conduit to finding a U.S. job and how to bypass it.

This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 2, from 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in the International House Great Room.

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Student Counseling Center: LGBTQ Group Spring 2017

The Student Counseling Center offers an LGBTQ Group facilitated by Sarah Schwarz (Psychology Intern) and Bonnie M. Benson-Palmgren, Ph.D. The group combines support with interpersonal goals (e.g., speak up even when feeling anxious, be willing to share feelings, try to resist giving advice and respond with empathy instead). Undergrads and grad students are equally welcome.

Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 PM, Spring 2017

Contact Bonnie for more information:


Weekly group limited to 8 students. One-semester commitment. Brief screening meeting required. Use drop-in service or contact group facilitator with interest.

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Working on a video or photo project?

Working on a video or photo project? Need to improve your lighting? The “Lighting Basics” workshop, offered by the UT Libraries, will teach you basic lighting techniques. The workshop will also introduce you to equipment available for checkout from the library and how to utilize that service. There are two sessions offered this semester:
February 10, noon–1:00 p.m., The Studio (235 Hodges Library)
February 24, 2:00 p.m–3:00 p.m., The Studio (235 Hodges Library)

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2017 Spring Job and Internship Fair

The 2017 Spring Job and Internship Fair typically brings in over 200+ corporate employers, government agencies, and non-profit organizations who are seeking students and alumni for full-time entry-level positions and/or internships. The Spring Job and Internship Fair is for ALL Majors and Degree levels. Many of the organizations attending the fair will be interviewing the following day or later in the semester. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with so many potential employers at one time. The fair takes place February 14, from 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. Find out what employers are attending and get more information.

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