October 11, 2016

Proposals Sought for Spring 2016 FYS 129 Freshman Seminars

First-Year Studies is now accepting proposals for 129 Freshman Seminars for the spring 2016 semester. These seminars are designed to connect students with UT faculty through an engaging topic early in their academic career. Read more...

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Workshops on Making Your Course Materials Accessible
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Office of Disability Services (ODS) are offering several accessibility-focused workshops for faculty. These workshops teach instructors how to make their class materials more accessible to all students and include ideas for Universal Design for Learning. Beginning October 13, they will hold the workshops from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday through November 10. Read more...
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WUOT: David Clarke Talks About Driverless Cars
The Method on WUOT FM recently interviewed Center for Transportation Research Director David Clarke about the topic of driverless cars, and what obstacles—literal and figurative—stand in the way of their adaptation. Clarke also serves as a research associate professor in civil engineering. He has been interviewed by outlets ranging from CNN and NBC News to the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Read more...
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UT Celebrates National Chemistry Week with Hazari 'Magic of Chemistry' Show
Al Hazari, retired director of labs and lecturer in chemistry, will host the Magic of Chemistry show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, in Room 555 of Dabney-Buehler Hall. His show introduces children and adults to the wonders of chemistry through a series of exciting and often explosive demonstrations. Read more...
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KLASS Center to Launch Postsecondary Autism Support Services Program
UT's Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center will soon accept applications for Postsecondary Autism Support Services, a new program developed to support the needs of UT students with autism spectrum disorders. The program will launch in fall 2017. Read more...
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Student Travels to Three Continents to Study Architecture and Cultural Identity
Catherine Dozier, a graduate student in the College of Architecture and Design, traveled the world this summer to study the importance of cultural identity and how it affects the design of public architecture. Her travels were made possible by the Aydelott Travel Award, an endowed scholarship by the late architect Alfred Aydelott and his wife, Hope. Read more...
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Baker Center Report: Consumers Benefit from Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
Consumers at all income levels have benefited from improvements that have made vehicles more fuel efficient. That's the finding of a study recently published by David Greene, a senior fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, and Jilleah Welch, Baker Center research associate. Read more...
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NIMBioS Interdisciplinary Seminar with Dr. Bugs Today
Collegiate Abbey: Table Topics Faculty/Staff/Admin, 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Tomorrow Read more...

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Global Security Distinguished Lecture: Dr. James Zogby, 5:30 p.m. Tonight Read more...
OIT Workshop: Getting to Know Canvas (Faculty-Focused), 9-11 a.m. Tomorrow Read more...

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