Education

11:31am

Wed May 23, 2012
A Question of Sovereignty

Chattanooga History Center's Cherokee Life and Struggle

In June, the Chattanooga History Center will present two programs about Cherokee culture. One of the programs will be aimed towards a younger audience called Cherokee Life, which happens June 9th at 9 AM. The other program is for adults and is called The Cherokee Struggle for Sovereignty. The Cherokee Struggle for Sovereignty is presented on June 26th at 7 PM. Both programs will be held at the Chattanooga History Center. Garrett Crowe spoke with Dr.

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11:03am

Wed May 9, 2012

2:22pm

Wed April 4, 2012
When Animals Talk Back

Do Birds Have Theory of Mind? Irene Pepperberg Talks about her Work with Parrots

Dr. Irene Pepperberg has made breakthroughs in the field of animal cognition through her work with African Grey Parrots.
Mike Lovett

Dr. Irene Pepperberg is a leader in the field of animal cognition. She studies African Grey Parrots, and she teaches at Brandeis and Harvard.  Pepperberg recently came to Chattanooga to visit UTC. While she was here, she dropped in the studio to talk about her research.

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10:34am

Fri March 30, 2012
PTA All-Star

Scottie Goodman Summerlin to Represent Tennessee at 'Mom Congress'

Scottie Goodman Summerlin will represent the state at an education conference in Washington D.C. later this month.

Scottie Goodman Summerlin is heading to Washington D.C. later this month as the Tennessee delegate for "Mom Congress." Parenting Magazine picked Summerlin for the education conference because of her involvement in the public school system in Tennessee. Summerlin talks about what the conference will be like and what Tennessee has to bring to the table.

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2:58pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Talking to Birds

Irene Pepperberg to Deliver Lecture on Communicating with Parrots

Dr. Irene Pepperberg can talk with parrots. Not just to them. She actually communicates with them. Pepperberg has taught African Gray Parrots to count, speak, and understand certain things. Her research has made her internationally known in the field of animal-human communication.

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4:07pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Name that Frog

Different Croaks for Different...Frogs: Zoo to Teach Class on Frog Identifcation

Frog and toad populations are in decline around the world, and scientists in the U.S. rely on regular citizens to help keep track of population changes around the country. The Chattanooga Zoo is hosting a training session for people to learn how to identify local frogs and report their findings. Rick Jackson, who works with frogs at the zoo, explains what the training will be like and gives some on-air pointers for identifying local frogs.

 

 

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2:39pm

Wed March 21, 2012
A Good Night's Sleep

Study Shows Transport Workers Don't Sleep Enough

About a quarter of train operators and pilots say that sleepiness impacts their job performance at least once a week, says a new study out from the National Sleep Foundation. 

Dr. Anuj Chandra, a Chattanooga sleep specialist, discusses the study's findings and gives tips for sleeping well.

 

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9:47am

Wed March 21, 2012
Education

Keeper Kids Makes Connecting With Nature Fun

The Tennessee Aquarium Spring Break Keeper Kids program provides enrichment activities that take children behind the scenes to learn how to care for some of the animals at the aquarium.  The National Wildlife Federation is working with the Tennessee Aquarium to promote awareness and programming that will connect kids with nature.  The Keeper Kids activities are provided at no additional charge with the price of admission.  Children and their parents can sign up f

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3:49pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Education

Afghanistan Vet and Chatype Entrepreneur among those to receive UTC business award

Seven students from UTC's College of Business recently received a John C. Stophel Distinguished student award. Mary Helen Miller talked to two of the recipients. Jonathan Mansfield graduated from the entrepreneurship program at UTC, and Michael Bennett is finishing up a degree in human resources.

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8:53am

Fri March 9, 2012
Education

CaribbeanSEA Hosts Beach Blast

The annual beach party to raise funds for CaribbeanSEA, TenneSEA and Kids 4 Clean Water will be held the The Mill on Friday, March 9th beginning at 7:00 pm.  Attendees can expect beach music and a limbo contest. They will also host the competition for the best salsa in town with several restaurants vying for first prize.  The silent auction will feature beach themed items.  Tickets will be available at the door.  Grass skirts and Hawaiian print shirts are encouraged.

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9:13am

Tue March 6, 2012
Education

SCORE Seeks Feedback on Teacher Evaluation System

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, SCORE, is hosting a series of discussions across the state of Tennessee seeking feedback on the new teacher evaluation system.  SCORE invites educators, administrators, parents and business leaders to attend the sessions and provide feedback on the successes and challenges with the new evaluation process.  The organization will provide a report in June with the results of the feedback discussions and other data gathering instruments.  The goal is to assess the

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5:08pm

Mon March 5, 2012
Education

UTC's Own Copernicus?

Dr. Lin Jun Wang is a professor at UTC who believes wholeheartedly in a scientific theory he came up with. Most scientists would call him crazy, but he's on a mission to share his theory about the nature of the universe with as many people as possible.

 

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10:11am

Fri March 2, 2012
Education

UTC Entrepreneurship Program Helps Veterans

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's College of Business has partnered with Oklahoma State’s School of Entrepreneurship to introduce a program designed to help disabled veterans improve business management and entrepreneurship.  The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program  will offer training and mentoring to veterans that own or want to own their own business. 

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5:01am

Sat January 21, 2012
Education

In Tenn., A Possible Model For Higher Education

Originally published on Sun November 27, 2011 5:31 am

The typical college student today isn't "typical" anymore: Only 1 in 4 lives on campus and studies full time.

But part-timers and commuter students are much less likely to finish — most part-time students are still without a degree or a certificate after eight years. Higher education is desperately looking for strategies that improve those numbers. There might be one in Tennessee.

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