Graduate Student Spotlight from the Office of Research and Engagement

Last week, the Office of Research and Engagement interviewed one of our students and featured them in the recent graduate student spotlight. Please look below for a snippet of their newsletter and be sure to click the link below for the full story!     A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement     Matthew Longmire grew up on his family farm in Clinton, TN, so it was no surprise that he became interested in research on agricultural systems. The fact that he can do this while incorporating another life-long fascination—bugs—is just the icing on the cake. Longmire is a graduate student in entomology and plant pathology at the UT Institute of Agriculture, and his research studies the

Virtual Book Club in October: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

After a successful first book club we would like to offer you another opportunity to come learn and grow with us. For our next book club discussion series we will be reading White Fragility by Dr. Robin Diangelo. Book club meetings will consist of small and large group discussions based on the content of the chapters each week. Participants will engage in powerful discussion with their Extension peers from across the state. Book Description (from the cover): Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn,