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CHP Opens RFW and Research Grants

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Applications are now available for the Ready for the World and Research Grants.

The Ready for the World Grant is eligible for Ready for the World travel that occurs during the 2016 Mini-term and Summer semesters.

The Spring semester deadline for both applications is March 1st.

Grants are competitive, and students are advised to take this into consideration when applying. Please take time to write a quality, detailed grant proposal. For more details about each grant and to apply, please see:

Ready for the World Grant

Research Grant

Haslam Scholars

Haslam Scholars Spring 2016 Friday Faculty Series

Each semester, the Haslam Scholars Program hosts two lecture series: Friday Faculty and Global Awareness. The Friday Faculty series features a diverse selection of faculty members from across the university who are asked to present their research or another topic of their choosing. The series exposes students to research across disciplines. This semester’s series features a diverse group of faculty from across the University of Tennessee.

ganusov  January 29

Dr. Vitaly Ganusov (Microbiology)

“Scientific Method: What is it and are We Using it Well?”





February 5

Dr. Scott Gilpatric (Economics)

“The Dark Side of Competition: Incentives for Cheating and Risk-Taking in Contests”



Barton-Ben-e1430927642898 February 12

Ben Barton (Law)

“The Future of the American Lawyer”




wright February 19

Dr. Courtney Wright (Communication Studies)

“Examining the Darker Side of Interpersonal Communication”




pacelle  February 26

Dr. Richard Pacelle (Political Science)

“Gypsies, Trump, and Thieves: The Arc of the 2016 Election”





mary_fac  April 1 

Dr. Mary Campbell (Art)

“Charles Ellis Johnson and the Erotic Mormon Image”




nuria April 8

Dr. Nuria Cruz-Camara (Modern Foreign Languages)

“The Representation of Female Athletes in the Spanish Press”




kim  April 15

Dr. Hyun Kim (Geography)

“Towards Reliable Public Transportation Systems”




Bembenek  April 22

Dr. Joshua Bembenek (Biochemistry)

“Revealing Secrets of Cell Division with Microscopy”

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CHP Spring 2016 Faculty and Film Series


As part of the honors student engagement portion of the honors curriculum, the CHP will be offering several installments of the Honors Film Series and the Honors Faculty Lecture Series for Spring 2016. Each event is eligible for students to receive Becker Seminar credit.

Spring 2016 Film Series

Each semester the Chancellor’s Honors Program shows a series of films to our students to engage them in film as a medium for academic discourse. It is also a way for our students to engage with UT faculty in a semi-formal environment and gain an interdisciplinary understanding of a wide variety of topics. All Spring 2016 films will be held in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

f_L26SbYoO41OH8VZnlDNePvPvmFupqPORStZG7bpOsThe Honors Faculty Lectures Series was designed to expose honors students in an informal, interdisciplinary environment to a variety of research and academic topics presented by leaders and faculty at UT from a variety of colleges and departments. Each lecture will be followed by a brief discussion or Q & A. All faculty lectures will be held in the Honors Seminar Room, Room 118 in the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy.

Haslam Scholars

Haslam Scholars Spring 2016 Global Awareness Series

Each semester, the Haslam Scholars Program hosts two lecture series: Friday Faculty and Global Awareness. The Global Awareness series uses the expertise of faculty from many departments at UT to present students with an in-depth look at a region of the world. This semester, the series focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa and features a diverse group of faculty from across the University of Tennessee.




January 25

Dr. Barbara Heath (Anthropology)

“Archaeology of the African Diaspora, Trans-Atlanta Perspectives”



JenningsJanuary 27

Dr. William Jennings (Political Science)

“Political Change and Racial Reconciliation in the New South Africa”




Jalata February 1

Dr. Asafa Jalata (Sociology)

“Politics, Business, and Human Rights in the Horn of Africa: The Case of the Oromo People”




Sall February 10

Dr. Amadou Sall (Africana Studies)

Lecture title to be announced




hepner March 9

Dr. Tricia Hepner (Anthropology)

“Anthropology in Conflict: Refugees from Eritrea and Angry Spirits in Uganda”




commander_headshot-english-website March 23

Dr. Michelle Commander (English)

“Ghana’s Relationship with the African Diaspora”




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March 30

Dr. Robert Washington-Allen (Geography)

“Field & Remote Sensing Based Assessment of Carbon Stock Dynamics in Southern Ethiopia and Northern Mozambique in support of Index-Based Livestock Insurance & REDD”

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Fall 2015 Honors E-Newsletter

The Fall 2015 Honors E-Newsletter is now available for viewing.



  1. Message from the Associate Provost, Dr. Timothy Hulsey
  2. Alumni Spotlight: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors in the Groove, written by Allison Sonnenberg
  3. Undergraduate Research: Looking for Io, written by Chima McGruder
  4. Ready for the World: From the Classroom to Westminster Abbey, written by Stephanie Horton