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Alumni College - Classes Without Quizzes

Tuesday, June 22, 2010  - Friday, June 25, 2010

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

 

Alumni College - Classes Without Quizzes! Alumni College is June 22-25 - 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.

REGISTRATION- NOW OPEN!

You may register for one, two, or all three days of classes.
The cost to participate is $350 per person for the full three days, $250 per person for two days of classes, and $150 per person for one day of classes. To register, fill out the registration below, Call Stephanie Perez to register- (512) 471-8098, or print out THIS FORM and fax to Stephanie at (512) 471-8832 or mail to:
Texas Exes
P.O. Box 142309
Austin, TX 78714

ACCOMMODATIONS

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

4 nights stay - Tuesday - Friday nights
$200 per person for double occupancy
$340 per person for single occupancy

3 nights stay - Tuesday -Thursday nights
$150 per person for double occupancy
$255 per person for single occupancy

2 nights stay - Wednesday-Thursday nights OR Thursday-Friday nights
$100 per person for double occupancy
$170 per person for single occupancy

2010 Alumni College Schedule
PDF version of the 2010 Schedule

Tuesday, June 22:

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

6:00 - 8:30 pm: Cocktails (Open Bar), Tours and Welcome Dinner at Gregory Gym Games Room 3.120. Parking available in the Brazos Street parking garage. Parking tickets will be validated at the dinner.

Wednesday, June 23:

9:00 - 10:15 am: "Green Star State: How Texas Can Lead the Green Energy Revolution"
Dr. Michael Webber, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director, Center for International Energy & Environmental Policy

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

10:30 - 11:45 am: "The American Death Penalty: Past, Present, and Future"
Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M. Parker Chair, School of Law

11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 pm: "If You Build It, Will They Come?"
Dr. Rob Adams, Director of Moot Corp., Lecturer, IC2 Fellow, Red McCombs School of Business

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

3:00 - 4:15 pm: "Facts and Myths About American Voter"
Dr. Daron Shaw, Professor of Government, College of Liberal Arts

4:30 - 7:00 pm: Talk by Jan Todd and tour of the new H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sports, and a visit to the exhibit "Our Body: The Universe Within". Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, June 24:

9:00 - 10:15 am: "Nutrition and Cancer Prevention"
Dr. Stephen Hursting, Department Chair, Margaret McKean Love Chair in Nutrition, Cellular and Molecular Sciences, College of Natural Sciences; Professor of Carcinogenesis, UT-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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

10:30 - 11:45 am: "Thinking Outside the Box: Managing Depression, Anxiety and Cognitive Decline"
Rosa Schnyer, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy Integrative Medicine Initiative

11:45 am- 1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 pm: "The Galileo Scandal"
Dr. Mary Kay Hemenway, Senior Lecturer and Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences

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

3:00 - 4:15 pm: "Got Facebook? Understanding Young People's Use of New Media Technologies"
S. Craig Watkins, Associate Professor, Dept. of Radio Television Film, College of Communication

4:30 - 7:00 pm: Tour the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and visit the Texas Spirit Theater to view "The Star of Destiny." Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served in The Story of Texas Cafe & Veranda.

Friday, June 25:

9:00 - 10:15 am: "Energy, U.S.A. and the Finite World"
Dr. Tadeusz Patzek, Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering, Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

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

10:30 - 11:45 am: "The Ever Changing Music Business Model"
Glenn Richter, Professor of Music, College of Fine Arts

11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 pm: "American Grand Strategy in the Era of Globalization"
Robert Hutchings, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs

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

3:00 - 4:15 pm: "Using Virtual Reality to Study Embodied Cognition"
Dr. Dana Ballard, Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Break

4:30 - 5:30 pm: "Meet UT Vice President Kevin Hegarty" Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in charge of all UT Finances, Information Technology and Purchasing.

Farewell Cocktails & Dinner at the Alumni Center

Need help? Stephanie Perez (512) 471-8098




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