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October 21, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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UT Tyler College of Engineering, Computer Science to Hold Chautauqua Seminar

The University of Texas at Tyler College of Engineering and Computer Science will hold a campuswide seminar to discuss international trends in higher education, Dr. James Nelson, College of Engineering and Computer Science dean, announced.


The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Ratliff Building South, room 2024.

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A panel of UT Tyler international faculty members headed by Dr. Wim Nijhof, international professor of human resource development and professor emeritus at the University of Twente-Netherlands, will make a 30-minute interactive presentation and lead an open discussion.


The College of Engineering and Computer Science
hopes to present four Chautauqua seminars per academic year, according to Dr. Muthukrishnan Sathyamoorthy, the college’s associate dean and Chautauqua Seminar Committee chair.


Higher education is an important means of human capital investment,” said Sathyamoorthy. “With the trend in globalization, the landscapes of higher education in different countries are changing rapidly. An essential step in developing interdisciplinary research programs is the sharing of interests and capabilities. To create an atmosphere in which faculty from diverse areas and their students can freely discuss, the college will continue its efforts to organize these seminars.”

The seminar is co-sponsored by all the UT Tyler academic colleges.


For additional information, contact Sathyamoorthy, 903.565.5939.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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