University announces 2019 commencement speaker

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Dr. Jagger Zebu will deliver the 2019 UWT Commencement Address.

Dr. Zebu, who holds the title of Professor of Mammalian Medicine at the University of West Terrier, has had a distinguished career since he graduated from the university. Considered a giant in his field, Dr. Zebu, along with his team, have made significant discoveries in the area of premature awakening from hibernation and in the origin and effects of Squeaky Yawn Syndrome (SYS). In 2016, Dr. Zebu and his team were able to pinpoint the location of harrumphocytes in Mammals, a discovery that he believes will soon improve the lives of many. His name was included on Eureka’s  “Seventeen to Watch in 2017” list and, in 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Eureka prize for “pioneering research and innovative experimentation.” The Eureka editorial board called Dr. Zebu “a meticulous scientist and a pioneer in harrumphocyte research.”

Dr. Zebu is only the second in the field of medicine to speak at the annual University commencement ceremony.

Cuthbert School of Journalism to host full day Month Without Metaphor event on campus

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that the Cuthbert School of Journalism will host a Month Without Metaphor event on its campus this May. The full day event will focus on the subject of Human values and the ways in which they are reflected in Human media.

Participants in the discussion will include faculty members of the UWT Cuthbert School of Journalism, as well as faculty members of the Departments of Human Studies, Interspecial Studies, and Social Science. In addition, journalists currently working in all areas of Park media have been invited to share their knowledge and expertise. The discussion will be led by Noreen, adjunct professor in the Department of Human Studies.

The forum will take place at the University of West Terrier on May 21, 2019.

UWT School of Medicine to host public information session on Squeaky Yawn Syndrome (SYS)

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that the UWT School of Medicine will host a day-long public information session on the subject of Squeaky Yawn Syndrome (SYS).

The information session will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday 1 March 2019 and will be led by Dr. Jagger Zebu of the Department of Mammalian Medicine.

Much of the information discussed will focus on Dr. Zebu’s groundbreaking work on Squeaky Yawn Syndrome (SYS) and the results of his most recent study. He will also discuss the connection between harrumphocyte imbalance and SYS, as well as the increase in incidence of both in hibernators and estivators.

Tickets are free of charge and may be reserved through BilletBox ticket agency.

Mapping a changing landscape: University of West Terrier to host three-day symposium on The Park of the future

How will The Park of the future look?

That will be the topic of discussion this Spring, when a delegation of experts gathers at the university for a conference on “the nature of the future and the future of nature.”

The three-day symposium is entitled “Mapping a Changing Landscape,” and a panel of experts is expected to draw heavily on historical trends in order to create a “map” of The Park as it will be fifty years from now.

The panel will include zoographers, ecologists, geographers, historians, and population specialists, as well as non-academic participants such as A.P. Civet, president, of the Society of Concerned Park Cultivators, Planters, Growers, and Farmers, Kalliope Wollybear, president of the Weather Makers, Producers and Sellers Alliance of The Park, Vadim Kobras, Chief Architect, Fleck + Stone, Kerman Astoa of Burrows and Beyond, and Wellington Whistlepig, president of the Park Association of Shops and Services.

The university is honoured to welcome as keynote speakers BirdBrains directors Gwendolyn Goose and Henry Gander, authors of “Zoocracy After Thirty-Five: A New Avian Era.”

The conference will take place April 26-28, 2019.

One-day course on Park government

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to host a one-day course on Park government on Saturday, 12 January 2019.

The course, entitled, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Park Government,” is designed to teach everything any new Archon would need to know about zoocracy, sortition, and the duties of Archonship. The course will be taught in modules of one hour by historians Pieter Paard, Beatrice Zilonis, and Clark Cascanueces, and by political philosopher Magnus Marmoset. Special guests Noreen, adjunct professor of Human Studies, and technology expert Inari Marakatti, will lead a discussion.

The course is open to all Park residents and is offered free of charge.

The course will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., including a one-hour break and discussion.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. 12 January 2019.

Raymond H. Mink, Former Chief Archon and Park’s Chief Officer of Peace, to speak at annual Open House January 29

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Raymond H. Mink, The Park’s Chief Officer of Peace, will speak at the University’s annual Open House on January 29, 2019.

Mink will talk about the importance of education and the rôle that higher education plays in the maintenance of peace, order, and interspecial harmony. We look forward to welcoming Mink and we invite all Park residents to attend the talk and to discover the world of the University of West Terrier.

Annual Open House • 29 January 2019

Snacks, beverages, and brochures will be available from 12:00 until 20:30

University announces new faculty appointment

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce the appointment of Valentina Abeja as assistant professor of economics at the Livingstone School of Economics and Social Science.

Before serving as budget chief and head of the Park Finance Office, Valentina Abeja worked as an analyst at The Park’s All Species Credit and Commercial Bank (ASCCB). She has also been a frequent financial contributor to Toro Talk Radio and TMD Radio and has served as a guest commentator at The Park’s annual Groundhog Day celebrations.

Although financial matters have been her life’s work, Abeja has described pollination as her “ultimate passion,” and she has strongly encouraged her compatriots to “pollinate for the good of The Park and its residents.”

Abeja’s experience in fiscal management, her passion for justice and equality, and her respect for all Park species will enrich the educational experience of our students and broaden their knowledge beyond financial matters.

University to host joint conference on the effect of technology on Animal employment outside The Park

The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that the university will host a conference on the effect of technology on Animal employment outside The Park. This conference is the first of its kind in The Park.

Members of the university’s Torgeir School of Information Technology and the Livingstone School of Economics and Social Science will meet to discuss recently-published data regarding technology and Animal employment outside The Park, focusing their attention on the effects of new technologies on the employment and compensation of Animals in the Human service industry.

The university is honoured to welcome as keynote speaker technology expert Inari Marakatti, author of the groundbreaking book, “I’ve Seen the Future and It Has a Joystick.”

The conference will take place on July 26 and 27, 2018.

University announces 2018 commencement speaker

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Dewi Merpatee Rhinoceros will deliver the 2018 UWT Commencement Address.

Dewi Rhinoceros has served The Park and the cause of interspecial harmony throughout her long and distinguished career. As Chief Archon in 2013, Rhinoceros was at the forefront of the establishment of June’s Enforced Domestication Awareness Month (EDAM) as well as the weekly gatherings known as “Stereotype Sundays.” Following her year-long term as Chief Archon, Rhinoceros fulfilled her dream and opened the Centre for Interspecial Harmony (CIH) and she continues to serve as Chair of the CIH Board of Directors. Never resting from her lifelong goal of fostering harmony among all species in The Park, Rhinoceros has taught classes at the University of West Terrier, Leonardo Language and Culture Institute, and the Hani Gaja School of Art, and has travelled extensively to gather information and inspiration from outside The Park.

University announces new faculty appointment

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce the appointment of Gunnar Rotte as adjunct professor in the Department of Interspecial Studies.

As a full-time journalist at The Rodent Commoner, Rotte has reported on crime, justice, and politics, and has written a number of highly-regarded editorials and opinion pieces. He has also served as a member of Toro Talk Radio host Yannis Tavros’s “Pundits’ Parlour,” and has covered the Park’s Groundhog Day ceremonies. As a part-time counsellor at the Extinction Anxiety Clinic, Rotte has displayed great understanding and compassion and has garnered high praise for his work with clients.

In addition to his pride in his own species and his passion for justice and equality, Rotte brings with him great analytical skills and a wealth of experience from both inside and outside The Park. These qualities will enrich the educational experience of UWT students and broaden their outlook.