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UNC Professor of Biological Sciences Rick Adams will be interviewed by Colorado Public Radio about his newly released book Into the Night, a collection of essays on what courageous researchers face in the field. Adams, a foremost authority on bats, is scheduled to go on air at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. To tune in, visit http://www.cpr.org.
For more about Adams' book, and an excerpt from his essay, visit http://www.unco.edu/news/?5861.
Eighteen teachers from Pakistan are taking new perspectives, as well as new skills, back to their classrooms as the result of a six-week professional development program this fall at the University of Northern Colorado.
From late-August to mid-October, the teachers attended development courses and spent approximately 40 hours at local schools shadowing teachers. They also gave presentations about Pakistan at Greeley Place, where they also shared meals with senior citizens.
The group was part of the U.S. Department of State's Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program.
"The purpose of this program is to improve the teachers' English and give them methods for teaching," said Madeline Milian, co-director of UNC's TEA program. "We also wanted them to learn more about our educational system and to enhance their understanding of the U.S."
The TEA participants attended grammar and ESL courses to improve their English skills and learned how to incorporate new technology into their classrooms in Pakistan.
A farewell reception showcased the skills they learned as part of the program. Some teachers sang songs, others read poems and still others presented a photo montage of their journey.
Science teacher Najma Khan said that the program helped her gain a better understanding of technology.
"At home, we just have a blackboard, but to be able to use this technology will help me greatly," Khan said.
Humaira Kamran was grateful for the opportunities afforded to her by the experience.
"I am glad for this opportunity," she said. "I can teach my students much more easily now."
In its third year, UNC's TEA program received $200,000 in federal funding. Fifty Pakistani teachers have completed the program at UNC since its start in 2011. Only 30 out of approximately 300 Pakistanis who applied were selected to come to the United States.
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UNC community members can now purchase discounted Winter Park and Copper Mountain daily lift tickets at the UNC Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall. Lift tickets cost $60 each until Dec. 15 and $70 after then. There are no blackout dates or purchase limits until April 20. The Gear Shop is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The winners of the Spook-tacular Halloween Costume Contest, sponsored by the Professional Administrative and Classified staff councils (photos included) were:
A slide show on the CSC website also includes photos of the other contestants.
International Education Week, which runs from Nov. 18-22, celebrates the interconnectivity of the world, its influences on UNC and UNC's influences on the world. Special events include students, faculty and staff sharing their stories about international experiences; salsa dancing; ramen-swagging; and more.
International Education Week is hosted by UNC's Center for International Education. For more information, visit the center's website.
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