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Alumni College - Classes Without Quizzes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012  - Friday, June 22, 2012

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712    MAP

 

Alumni College - Classes Without Quizzes! Alumni College is June 19-22, 2012 - three full days of classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Join us for one, two, or all three days - the choice is yours!

Participants and Pre-K-12 teachers attending Alumni College will receive Continuing Professional Education credits from the UT College of Education.

Each day will feature presentations by four outstanding University of Texas professors. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this stimulating and thought-provoking program.

You may register for one, two, or all three days of classes.
The cost to participate is $350 per person for all three days, $250 per person for two days, and $150 per person for one day. To register, fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page, call Carol Barrett at 512.471.8081 or Kara Florez at 512.471.8098, or print out THIS FORM and fax to 512.471.8832, attention Carol or Kara, or mail to:
Texas Exes
P.O. Box 142309
Austin, TX 78714

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for Alumni College are available at the San Jacinto Residence Hall on the UT campus.

4 Nights' stay - Tuesday - Friday nights (June 19-23)
$200 per person for double occupancy
$340 per person for single occupancy

3 Nights' stay - Tuesday - Thursday nights (June 19-22)
$150 per person for double occupancy
$255 per person for single occupancy

2 Nights' stay - Wednesday - Thursday nights (June 20-22) OR Thursday-Friday nights (June 21-23)
$100 per person for double occupancy
$170 per person for single occupancy

2012 Alumni College Schedule

Tuesday, June 19

2:00 - 5:00 pm Check-in at San Jacinto Residence Hall for those staying on campus. Participants not staying at the dorm may pick up their registration packets at the Welcome Dinner on Tuesday evening.

6:00 - 8:30 pm Cocktails (Open Bar) and Welcome Dinner at the Alumni Center
Speaker: Betty Baker "Raising Bevo." Parking available in the Alumni Center garage.

Wednesday, June 20

9:00 - 10:15 am "Tracking and Curbing the Next Pandemic."
Lauren A. Meyers, PhD, The William H. and Gladys G. Reeder Fellow in Ecology, Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation, College of Natural Sciences

10:15 - 10:30 am Stretching Exercises and Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 am "Five Elements of Effective Thinking."
Michael Starbird, PhD, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences, Member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers

11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 pm "The Changing Face of Opera - Texan Artist Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach ."
Charlie Otte, MFA, Associate Professor, Integrated Media for Live Performance, Department of Theatre and Dance

2:45 - 3:00 pm Stretching Exercises and Refreshment Break

3:00 - 4:15 pm "The Future of Business Education."
Thomas W. Gilligan, Dean and Professor of Finance, Red McCombs School of Business, the Jack R. Crosby Regents Chair in Business Administration

4:30 - 7:00 pm Game Changers at the KLRU Studio: "Southern Food Matters"
Elizabeth Engelhardt, PhD, Professor, Department of American Studies, and Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, June 21

9:00 - 10:15 am "The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr."
H.W. Brands, Dickson Allen Anderson Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

10:15 - 10:30 am Stretching Exercises and Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 am "American Foreign Policy in an Age of Bush and Obama: Change or Continuity?"
William Inboden, PhD, Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 pm "Does the Constitution Have Anything to do With Constitutional Law?"
Lino Graglia, LLB, A. Dalton Cross Professor of Law, School of Law

2:45 - 3:00 pm Stretching Exercises and Refreshment Break

3:00 - 4:15 pm "Moral Myopia, Moral Muteness, and Moral Imagination."
Minette E. Drumwright, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication

4:30 - 7:00 pm "Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC),"
Karl Schulz, PhD, Director of Scientific Applications at TACC, ACES Building, AVAYA Auditorium
"Interactive Tour of the TACC/ACES Visualization Lab,"
Kelly Gaither, PhD, Director of Visualization
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Friday, June 22

9:00 - 10:15 am "Changing the Global Energy Conversation."
Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, and Professor, the Allday Endowed Chair, Jackson School of Geoscience

10:15 - 10:30 am Stretching Exercises and Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 am "Smart Thinking."
Arthur Markman, PhD, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Marketing Administration, Red McCombs School of Business and IC2 Institute

11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 pm "GPS and Privacy."
Todd Humphreys, PhD, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering Applied Research Laboratories

2:45 - 3:00 pm Stretching Exercises and Refreshment Break

3:00 - 4:15 pm "Franklin's Kite and Other Stories: Myths in History of Science?"
Alberto A. Martínez, PhD, Associate Professor Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Break

4:30 - 5:30 pm "What Starts in Engineering Changes the World"
Dean Gregory Fenves, PhD, Cockrell School of Engineering

Farewell Cocktails & Dinner at the Alumni Center

Need help? Carol Barrett (512) 471-8081




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