Lunchtime Lectures is a new series of events intended to give alumni a taste of their college days. Lectures are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers, and lunch is provided.

Patricia Carter

Dr. Patricia Carter

sleeping your way to health and happiness 

May 1, 2019

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Sleep is as important as air and water to our survival, yet millions of people around the globe can’t seem to get what they need. Dr. Carter will discuss the role sleep plays in health and happiness and provide evidence-based ways we can all learn to use sleep to improve our quality of life.  

Dr. Pat Carter has been a member of the UT Austin School of Nursing faculty since 1999. She is an award-winning teacher and speaker in the areas of sleep and health. Over the past 19 years, she has led a productive research and service career that has focused on promoting quality sleep across populations. She has particular expertise in evaluating the effects poor sleep has on physical, psychological, and emotional outcomes. 

Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin Cater

September 12, 2019

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Dr. Torres-Verdín is currently the Zarrow Centennial Professor in Petroleum Engineering, and Frank W. Jessen Professor in Petroleum Engineering in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department and Program Director of the Formation Evaluation Joint Industry Research Consortium. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California Berkely May 1991 and is the Zarrow Centennial Professor of Petroleum Engineering.

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