November 2nd, 2013: Dr. Kenneth Roemer served as group leader for ENGL 6333 students (and family and friends) for a tour of Whitehawk, the grassroots sustainability intentional community established in the late 1970s outside of Denton, Texas.
September 27th, 2013: Dr. Cedrick May is cited in a Sept. 27 New York Times article entitled "Technology and the College Generation." Here is an excerpt: "He [Dr. May] soon learned that the students did not know he had changed the reading assignment because they did not check their e-mail regularly, if at all. To the students, e-mail was as antiquated as the spellings 'chuse' and 'musick' in the works by Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards that they read on their electronic books. 'Some of them didn’t even seem to know they had a college e-mail account,' Dr. May said. Nor were these wide-eyed freshmen. 'This is considered a junior-level class, so they’d been around,' he said."
September 15th, 2013: The International Association of Environmental Philosophers will meet in October in Eugene, Oregon. Part of the conference in Oregon will be a special session devoted to responses to Dr. Stacy Alaimo's book Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (Indiana UP, 2010). Dr. Alaimo will attend the conference and act as a respondent to the session.
This past October, Dr. Johanna Smith arranged a workshop on assessing student writing by Dr. Bob Broad of Illinois State. Below is a picture of the audience for the workshop. The workshop was designed to help writing instructors come to consensus about what UTA instructors value in student writing. Dr. Smith came up with the idea for the assessment workshop as a result of the changes that will be coming about as a result of the new Core Curriculum that will be in place as of Fall 2014.
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