Faculty & Staff News

Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares His Story with Freshmen

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The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.

Classics Students Spent Summer Seeking Archaeological Sites in Morocco

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Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.

OIT Announces Clicker Technology Update

Beginning this fall, the university will migrate to Turning Technologies’ TurningPoint Cloud as a campus-supported personal response system for classroom polling, commonly referred to as clickers. TurningPoint Cloud is a hybrid polling option that features desktop polling with a hand-held clicker device and ResponseWare for web-enabled polling via a mobile license and a smartphone, tablet, computer, etc. With the

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