News Briefs




PHEDs focus on inner beauty

Health Education and the Peer Health Educators (PHEDs) will sponsor Body Beautiful Week – to increase eating disorder awareness – Jan. 26-29.

The week will kick off 11 a.m., Jan. 26 in the Student Union Info Depot with the Great Jeans Giveaway. Health Education and the PHEDs are asking for donations of old jeans to give to charity.

Students are encouraged to wear their shirts inside out Jan. 28, for Inside Out Day, recognizing that beauty comes from within.

Seminars Jan. 27-29 will address eating disorders and how to help yourself and your friends. All seminars will be given in SU 2.508. For more information contact Kristie Westmoreland at 972-883-4275.

Seismograph finds 40-year-old home

A $10,000 seismograph has found its home in the basement of Founders Hall.

The seismograph was constructed by John Ferguson, associate professor of geosciences, along with several colleagues, Jerry Beavers and Ray Fuller, who are technical staff members in the geosciences group.

One of few in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, the UTD seismograph can record seismic waves generated from across the globe.

The seismograph is attached to a concrete pier anchored in bedrock originally constructed in 1964 for this purpose and its display screen is open to the public in the lobby of Founders.

Callier officials named to journal

Ross Roeser, executive director of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Richardson campus, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Audiology and begins his position this month.

The International Journal of Audiology is an internationally acclaimed professional publication in the science of hearing and hearing defects and their treatment with worldwide circulation.

Roeser, who replaces Stig Arlinger from Sweden, will serve a four-year term that can be renewed once.

Jackie Clark, senior audiologist and faculty member at the Callier Center, will become managing editor of the journal and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the publication.

Science conference honors Agranovich

UTD will host a conference in honor of Vladimir Agranovich along with a group of leading scientists in material science, including Alexi Abrikosov, the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics.

The conference will include presentations by Alan MacDiarmid and Alan Heeger, co-winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2000. Agranovich has been working with UTD while on an extended sabbatical.

The presentations will take place 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 23 in the School of Management (SOM) building with a theme of “Phototonic, Excitonic and Spintronic Process in Nanostructures.”

Presentations will resume at 8 a.m., Jan. 24, in the SOM auditorium.

For more information, call 972-883-4568. Reduced student pricing is available.

Thomsen Fund tickets available

Part of the Eugene McDermott Endowment, the Thompson Fund was set up to provide free tickets for UTD students to attend local symphonic, operatic and theatrical performances.

Tickets for various Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) performances can be picked up Monday through Thursday from Ginny Witt by calling ext. 4610 or by visiting MP 3.214.




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