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New UT Events Calendar to Launch in January 2014

Event submissions via Know Events has been retired effective December 20, 2013. University Communications is implementing a new events calendar in January 2014. The new site is located at

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Students Representing A Student Organization:
Please go to Hornslink to submit an event. Instructions on how to submit an event using Hornslink can be found on the Dean of Students website.

Other Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Please visit the new UT Events Calendar to submit an event. Instructions on how to submit an event to the new UT Events Calendar can be found on the University Communications website.

Events may still be submitted automatically to the new UT Events Calendar through a standards-compliant RSS or iCal feed. Please consult the UT Events Calendar Documentation for more information.

Current recipients of the Know Events email newsletter will continue to receive events listings once the transition has been made.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact Bryan Christian, Manager of User Experience, at

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July 2, 2013
Time:5:45-7:30 p.m.
Description:Sheril Kirshenbaum of The Energy Poll at The University of Texas at Austin presents a talk titled "Unscientific America," examining the growing rift between science and mainstream American culture. As director of The Engergy Poll, Kirshenbaum works to enhance public understanding of energy issues and improve communication between scientists, policymakers and the public.

The vast majority of Americans do not see the ways in which science holds relevance in their lives, and too many scientists are unable to explain why their work matters. Meanwhile, partisan politics, a new media environment and religious ideologies have magnified the growing schism between science and mainstream American culture. The scientific community, argues Kirshenbaum, must find new ways of reaching out or we will fail to influence the public, inform the decision-making process, and rise to meet the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

Kirshenbaum is the author of two books and her writing regularly appears in magazines, newspapers and scientific publications.
Location:AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (ATT), amphitheater 204
URL:More about this event...
Contact:Faith R Singer | 512-232-5771
Sponsor:Texas Advanced Computing Center
Admission:Free and open to the public
Parking:Available at ATT Center
Categories:Everyone, Forum, Information Session, Lecture/talk, Politics & International
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