Topic: Teaching

Education Summit Gives Congress Recommendations for Education Reform

Oct. 12, 2010

A major report that was delivered to Congress earlier this year and that contains recommendations from U.S. education stakeholders for the transformation of teacher education programs will be available to the public at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 12, at www.redefineteachered.org.

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Sharing a passion for music

May 17, 2010
Jason Mellard teaches music classes for Continuing and Innovative Education's Odyssey program and University Extension.

At some point in his life, Jason Mellard crossed the line from fanboy to scholar. His lifelong love of music started early. He grew up listening to the Texas artists of his parents' generation: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Rodriguez and Roy Orbison. But like most of us, his adolescence was spent listening to rock.

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Anthropology professor wins $25,000 Friar Fellowship

April 14, 2010
Dr. Christopher Kirk, left, is congratulated by Samuel Wilson, chair of the Department of Anthropology.

In keeping with tradition, the Friar Society interrupted Dr. Christopher Kirk's class on Monday to award him the 2010-11 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship.

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Low-cost textbook alternative becomes a reality

Jan. 22, 2010
Low-cost textbook alternative becomes a reality

With textbooks often costing more than rent, many students will be relieved to know the Texas Language Technology Center is working on an alternative to the bulky old textbook that's easier on the wallet and offers interactive features and compelling content.

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The writing teacher: Q&A with Ruth Franks

Dec. 15, 2009
The writing teacher: Q&A with Ruth Franks

For 10 years, first as a graduate student in cell biology and now as a lecturer in the College of Natural Sciences, Ruth Franks has been helping natural sciences students learn how to write better as a means of better understanding science. She's won a Teaching Excellence Award from the college, and the SWC Award for Writing Instruction from the university.

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