As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), the EPP Diversity and Inclusion committee would like to highlight a família em nosso departamento.
Aly Raisman, team captain of the gold medal winning U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics teams in 2012 and 2016, is the second most decorated American gymnast of all-time with six total Olympic medals. The most decorated U.S. gymnast at the 2012 Games, Raisman captured the hearts of millions as she became the first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise. One of only two U.S. gymnasts to make back-to-back Olympic teams in more than 15 years, she helped guide the team to gold and landed a silver medal performance in the All-Around competition at the 2016 Games. A leader on and off the floor, Raisman uses her platform to promote positive body image and encourages everyone to be comfortable
This workshop introduces participants to inclusive search processes. Participants will walk away with specific tips on how to run an inclusive search, as well as thoughts on how to build a supportive and inclusive work environment.
Richard Marius Lecture Series ‘The Hidden Story of Alexander Graham Bell’s Mission to Dismantle the Deaf World’ – Speaker Katie Booth “As schoolchildren we learn that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. We don’t learn that this is among the least interesting things about him. It takes a book like Katie Booth’s The Invention of Miracles to teach us that. Provocative, personal, and exhaustively researched, Booth’s book is the rare biography that completely alters a famous person’s popular image…Booth has the courage and perspective to portray her subject’s deeply flawed humanity, giving the book its poetry and tragic resonance.” – The Boston Globe Katie Booth teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in The Believer,
Join the Pride Center, the Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center Gender Clinic, the UT Psychological Clinic, and Student Disability Services for a presentation on LGBTQ+ specific health services at UT.
Sunday, June 20th, 2021 is World Refugee Day, an international celebration orchestrated by the United Nations. Officially recognized on June 20th, 2001 (the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees), the day aims to commemorate and honor the grit and strength of those who leave their home countries due to conflict and seek out better lives for themselves and their loved ones. The UN defines a refugee as “someone who has fled their home due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”. At least 20 people every minute leave their entire lives behind due to oppression and war-torn conditions (UN.org,
The Office of Research & Engagement interviewed Julian Cosner. Check it out here: https://research.utk.edu/graduate-student-spotlight-julian-cosner/
Join us, as Joe Du, Tau Sigma’s President, speaks about social inequity in America during this one-hour, virtual event!
Join Dr. Catherine Luther—professor and director of the UT’s School of Journalism—Student Disability Services, and the FUTURE Program for a discussion on the role of media in today’s society and the need for inclusion and representation of people with disabilities in newsrooms and media entertainment.
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