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.

UWT School of Medicine to host three-day forum on the effects of comedy on mental health

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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 forum in early May to discuss the effects of comedy on the mental health of Animals.

Participants in the forum will include faculty members of the UWT School of Medicine, the Millicent Hayberry Centre for the Study of Drama and Performance, and members of the departments of psychology, interspecial studies, and Human studies. Workers from The Park’s two Extinction Anxiety Clinics, the Park Hospital for the Afflicted and Infirm, and community professionals working in the fields of trichology, grooming, and other areas of physical and mental health have also been invited to share their knowledge and expertise. In addition, the forum will hear from representatives of The Park’s citizen aid groups, including Home to Roost, Rodents at Risk, Runaway Rovers, and the Tortoise Immigrant Aid and Mentor Programme.

The forum chair will be UWT Official Comedian Woodruff Dalmatio.

The forum will take place on the campus of the University of West Terrier on May 8, 9, and 10, 2018.

University to host conference on technology and the young

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that it will host an upcoming conference on technology and the young.

Members of the university’s Torgeir School of Information Technology and the Departments of Psychology and Interspecial Studies will meet to discuss the psychological effects of Human-made technology on young Animals.

The conference will take place on February 26 and 27, 2018. On March 1, the university will host a public forum on the topic, with input from faculty as well as members of The Park’s technology companies.

UWT appoints Woodruff Dalmatio to position of Official Comedian

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Woodruff Dalmatio will join the faculty of the university. Dalmatio will assume the rôle of Official Comedian on 4 March 2018.

One of The Park’s first standup comedians, Woodruff Dalmatio is the author of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Standing up for Comedy in the Modern Park. The book, which won the 2015 Chitter Radio Literary Award in the humour category, also became a film. Directed by Ludmilla Ptak and starring Dalmatio, the film won rave reviews after it premièred at the 2015 Park Interspecial Film Festival (PIFF).

More recently, Dalmatio was the guest speaker at the university’s open house on 29 January. He spoke to a record crowd of attendees on the subject of, “The Symbiotic Relationship Between Comedy and Higher Education.” He also spoke about the rôle and value of higher education in the entertainment business as a whole.

The university will hold a meet and greet event for students and faculty. The date and time for the meet and greet has yet to be determined.

Comedian and author Woodruff Dalmatio to speak at UWT Open House

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Woodruff Dalmatio will speak at the University’s annual Open House on January 29, 2018.

Dalmatio, one of The Park’s first standup comedians, is the author of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Standing up for Comedy in the Modern Park. The book, which won the 2015 Chitter Radio Literary Award in the humour category, also became a film. Directed by Ludmilla Ptak and starring Dalmatio, the film won rave reviews after it premièred at the 2015 Park Interspecial Film Festival (PIFF).

Dalmatio’s theme will be “The Symbiotic Relationship Between Comedy and Higher Education.” He is expected, as well, to speak about the rôle and value of higher education in the entertainment business as a whole.

Annual Open House • 29 January 2018

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

University announces 2017 commencement speaker

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Vadim Kobras will deliver the 2017 UWT Commencement Address.

Vadim Kobras has served for the past decade as Chief Architect of Fleck + Stone, the firm he co-founded in 2004. Among the firm’s notable achievements are the design of The Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life, The Burrow Theatre, and The Park Museum. Most recently, Kobras designed the multi-level 2017 Groundhog Day prognostication pad.

A proud UWT alumnus who holds a degree in history as well as in design, Kobras helped to establish the UWT School of Architecture and in 2015 he accepted an ongoing guest lectureship. A passionate champion of his own species and its accomplishments, Kobras established the group, BeaverBoosters. He is currently at work on a book about Beaver architecture.

University congratulates Noreen on her literary award nomination

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier wish to congratulate Noreen on her nomination for a Chitter Radio Literary Award in the speech category.

Noreen, who serves as adjunct professor in the Department of Human Studies, chaired our October 2016 forum on The Effects of Human Architecture on Other Animals. On the second day of that two-day event, Noreen addressed the forum and gave a speech that was riveting  and insightful. “Doors, Screens, Walls, Halls: The Ins and Outs of Human Architecture,” opened a window into aspects of the Human world with which many of us were not familiar.

Congratulations, Noreen, and thank you for your work at the University of West Terrier. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.

 

University to host conference on population control in April

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that it will host the upcoming joint conference on population control, “Population Control: The Park’s New Frontier.”

Members of the university’s School of Medicine, Faculty of Life Science, and Department of Human Studies will meet to discuss the need for and the effects of natural and artificial population control both inside and outside The Park.

The conference will take place on April 17, 2017.

 

Historian and author Pieter Paard to speak at UWT Open House

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Pieter N. Paard will speak at the University’s annual Open House on January 29, 2017.

Paard, a UWT professor of history, is the author of several books, including From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Pack Animals and, most recently, The Fierce Urgency of Miaow: Jor and the Feline Roots of Zoocracy (February release).

Paard will talk about his research on the organic roots of zoocracy and the place of Animal self-rule in the wider world. We thank Pieter Paard for taking the time to address incoming and aspiring students 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 2017

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

UWT School of Architecture to host October forum on the effects of Human architecture on other Animals

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The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that the School of Architecture will host a forum in early October to discuss the effects of Human architecture on the lives of other Animals.

Participants in the forum will include faculty members of the UWT School of Architecture as well as faculty of the School of Medicine and the School of Economics and Social Science. In addition, community architects and professionals working in the fields of physical and mental health and well-being have been invited to share their knowledge and expertise. The forum chair will be Noreen, adjunct professor in the Department of Human Studies.

The forum will take place on the campus of the University of West Terrier on October 8 and 9, 2016.