One important reason that I decided to study at the University of Savoy is due to the Institut Savoisien d’Études Françaises pour Étrangers (ISEFE). The University of Savoy is one of the only French Universities to include a program as such that attracts trained faculty specifically to teach and share to foreign students and professionals the French Language, the French Culture, the French Business methods, and a wide range of other topics.
After the second week I began to find my way around Munich with the little German I knew. I found some good restaurants as well as the shops that weren’t outrageously expensive from tourism.
Our study abroad experience took place in the city of Innsbruck, Austria, which is nestled in a valley in the Austrian Alps. Immediately after arriving, we realized we were entering a completely different environment.
Arriving in a foreign country can be an overwhelming experience in many ways: from the weight of my thirty-nine pound travel backpack packed for three and a half weeks on my back, from the exhaustion from sleeping only a couple of hours on the plane the night before, and from being in a new place for the first time.
For many college students, the week after graduation signals an opportunity to travel. For a lucky few, that might even include a trip abroad. For a group of Department of Nuclear Engineering students, it means both a chance to head to Europe and the opportunity of a lifetime.
The article, Carnage on China Roads Shows Dark Side of Electric Bikes, highlights the growing injury rate linked to the use of the bike—as high as 57 percent in one province—and the fact that they are treated like normal bicycles by authorities, meaning no rules pertaining to motor vehicles apply and users aren’t required to pass proficiency tests with them.
Dongarra, a Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering’s Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory and one of five National Academy of Engineering members at UT, has long been at the forefront of exascale computing, or computing at roughly a thousand times the capability of recent supercomputers.
The trip to Prague included short layovers, long layovers, many countries, lots of time, and some tight quarters (word of warning for fellow tall travelers-planes are not exactly the roomiest mode of transportation). All in all, the trip from the United States to Europe worked out and provided some bonding moments between the professors and students alike.
The keynote address was given by Kathy Caldwell, a 1985 graduate of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Caldwell held a number of civil engineering jobs throughout the south before becoming president of JEA Construction Engineering Services Incorporated in Gainesville, Florida.
The General Assembly approved the program in a special session on education in January 2010. The first class enrolled in the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education in fall 2011, and it is now one of UT’s fastest-growing graduate programs.
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