Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services

A Frontiers of Science Lecture February 16, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Cagan Sekercioglu, Department of Biology Birds play critical roles for ecosystems and human well-being worldwide.  Birds consume pests, pollinate flowers, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, cycle nutrients, and modify the environment in ways that benefit other species. However, the ecological importance of birds and […]

Faculty as Designers of Student Success: A Symposium on Teaching & Learning (Sept 29-30)

Registration Deadline: September 26th September 29: 11:30 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. September 30: 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Come be a part of the transformation in teaching and learning here at the U! This symposium will bring together our most innovative and dedicated teaching faculty to explore new possibilities and take undergraduate education and the […]

Africa meets Africa art & math events (Aug 15 – Oct 12)

Africa Meets Africa (AmA) is a curriculum developed by Jackie Scheiber and Helene Smuts in South Africa to help students from rural, tribal areas connect to rigorous mathematics by exploring traditional art making methods as embodied, visible examples of mathematics concepts. The University of Utah’s International & Area Studies program is bringing the Africa Meets Africa […]

Online courses in evidence-based undergraduate STEM teaching

Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students may be interested in two upcoming MOOCs from CIRTL (Center for Integrated Research, Teaching and Learning). These courses are FREE, last for 8 weeks, and start September 15. Courses are composed of video lessons, peer-graded activities, discussion forums, and reference lists. Visit the links below to learn more, and to […]

Chemistry Seminar: A Hybrid General Chemistry Platform Used to Reach Single Digit Non-Passing Rates (Apr 15)

  In addition to his 4/15 Hugo Rossi presentation at 12pm in INSCC auditorium, David Laude will also give a special chemistry seminar:   Friday, April 15, 4-5pm in TBBC 4630 “A Hybrid General Chemistry Platform Used to Reach Single Digit Non-Passing Rates at UT Austin”   Consistent with the national emphasis on improving graduation rates, the University of […]

American Physical Society in Salt Lake City April 16-19

  The April meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) is being hosted in Salt Lake City and will include a session on physics education on April 16: “SCALE-UP, Student Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies” – Robert Beichner “Online Interactive Video Vignettes” – Priscilla Laws “Introductory labs: what they don’t, should and can […]