Feeling ergonomically incorrect?
consultants can tell if your workstation is affecting your body
It may not be day-to-day
job stress that induces that stiff neck, achy arm or sore shoulder--your
workstation could be to blame when you need to reach for the ibuprofen.
Be there (or be square)
address to launch new academic year
President Robert L. Caret
Fall Address to the campus community
Wednesday , September 8, 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall Auditorium
Caret share his thoughts about the university:
where we are, where we're going and how--with
your help--we'll get there.
respond to your department's administrative assistant. Administrative
assistants should give the departmental counts to the Office of
the President's R.S.V.P. line, x43399, by Thursday, September 2.
of rise in sea level studied
Sun , August 23
Tom Pelton's story focused
on a Department of Natural Resources study by TU's Center for Geographic
Information Sciences, which is the first of its kind to estimate
how many houses, roads and acres of wetlands might be destroyed
in selected areas of the state if waters rise by 2 or 3 feet by
the year 2100, as many scientists predict. One of the authors, Jeffrey
Michaels, Department of Economics, concluded that a 2-foot rise
would cause problems during hurricanes or tropical storms, and that
a 3-foot rise would cause another $20 million in losses and swallow
a half-mile of roadway.
The Wall Street
Journal , August 2
WSJ writer Sue
Shellenbarger cited a study showing that the out-of-pocket cost
of caring for an elderly relative who lives more than an hour away
has risen to $392 per month, compared with $196 in 1997, reflecting
families' growing role in handling and paying for long-term care.
Donna Wagner, Gerontology Program, was a consultant on the study
by the MetLife Mature Market Institute and the National Alliance
Schools hope to duplicate
math initiative's success
(Ala.) Daily, July 18
Decatur city schools are looking for ways
to bring the Mobile Math Initiative (MMI) to their students. Designed
by Honi Bamberger, Department of Mathematics, MMI
earned praise for "staggering numbers of improvement"
on the ninth edition of the Stanford Achievement Test. Bamberger
told education writer Bayne Hughes that a teacher using MMI "asks
more questions, rather than telling the children information. The
math then becomes meaningful in relationship to what is happening
in the children's lives."