UT undergrads attend the internationally competitive Clinton Global Initiative University Conference!

Four University of Tennessee, Knoxville undergraduates invited to attend the internationally competitive Clinton Global Initiative University and Conference!

Hosted by former President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University conference will feature such guests as Jimmy Kimmel, former congress-woman Gabrielle Giffords, Sen. John McCain, and Jerry Wales, among many others.  Four UT students will be there, having successfully submitted innovative social ventures selected from an international pool of proposals and  showcased in various ways throughout the conference.  Brianna Rader (Sr.), Jacob Clark (Sr.) and Summer Awad (Soph.) submitted a proposal for a mobile application in support of comprehensive and positive sex education.  Anagha Uppal  (Fr.) will be sharing her ideas for a more socially responsible way for universities to handle excess food waste in an effort to address issues of food scarcity in local communities.  They will have the opportunity to network and share their great ideas for initiatives with a potentially global impact.

Congratulations to Anagha, Brianna, Jacob and Summer for their remarkable achievements and vision for social change!

The 2014 CGI University Conference is being live-streamed: http://new.livestream.com/CGI/CGIU2014.  For more information about the international competitive Clinton Global Initiative University visit http://www.cgiu.org/.   ‘Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U 2014 will take place at Arizona State University in metropolitan Phoenix from March 21-23, 2014. The meeting will bring together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. More than $750,000 is now available for select student commitment-makers’.

For guidance on applying for the CGI University conference and social venture competition, visit the ONSF website, www.onsf.utk.edu and contact UT’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) at onsf@utk.edu.