The UT College of Social Work is hosting a conference for foster, adoptive and kinship parents on Oct. 11. UT athletics director Mike Hamilton, father of two adopted children, will be the special guest speaker for “Building Teams for Permanence: Fall Conference on Foster Care, Kinship Care and Adoption.”
Visiting professor and attorney James M. Van Nostrand will lecture on “The Greening of America’s Energy Policy” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 132 of the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Thousands of college students around the U.S. and Canada will fast from sunup to sundown on Oct. 3 as part of the Ramadan Fast-a-thon, an event founded by University of Tennessee students to raise money to feed the hungry.
UT associate professor Jay Rubenstein, a member of UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, has been selected as a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. The $500,000 fellowship comes to Rubenstein with no requirement for how it is to be spent. Sometimes known as the “genius grants,” the MacArthur Fellowships are among the highest honors