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Humanities Center Talk to Look at Link between Climate, Human History

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As we learn more about climate change, we learn more about human history. Nicola Di Cosmo, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will talk about this link at the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture, 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, in Room 1210 of the McClung Tower.

UT Wins APLU’s Prestigious National Trailblazer Award

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The university has won a prestigious national honor for improving its retention and graduation rates. At its meeting this morning in Orlando, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities honored UT with its “Most Visible Progress” Trailblazer award. Now in its second year, the award encourages colleges and universities to make retention and graduation a high priority by rewarding and highlighting programs that work.

Thanks + Giving: UT Researcher Says Gratitude May be a Key to Happiness

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‘Tis the season to be grateful. And being grateful for what you have may be the key to happiness, according to research by a UT professor. Jeff Larsen, associate professor of psychology, investigated whether the maxim “it’s more important to want what you have than to have what you want” is true.

UT Joins Forces with Peace Corps for Fellowship Program

The Peace Corps announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in partnership with UT. The program will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.