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 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.

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.

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