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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dillard University Dining Services Hours for Mardi Gras 2012


Mardi Gras 2012 Dillard University Campus Offices Closures in Observance of Carnival

"Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
In observance of Carnival, please note the following:
Friday, February 17, 2012 – FULL DAY OF WORK
Lundi Gras - Monday, February 20, 2012 – CAMPUS OFFICES CLOSED
Mardi Gras - Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – CAMPUS OFFICES CLOSED
Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – CAMPUS OFFICES CLOSED
CAMPUS OFFICES RE-OPEN Thursday, February 23, 2012
Be safe!


Innovative Educators Webinar: Teaching Students How To Learn: Metacognitive Strategies

Thursday, March 8 ~ 1:00-2:30pm EST

Video from Webinar Speaker

How do you incorporate metacognition strategies into the classroom?

Innovative Educators

Supporting Professional Growth in Higher Ed


The Effectiveness of Web-based Training Research Report 1802

U.S. Army Research Institute  for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Research Report 1802
The Effectiveness of Web-based Training
Robert A. Wisher
U.S. Army Research Institute
Tatana M. Olson
Purdue University
Consortium Research Fellows Program
January 2003
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


TLT Group: Is Your Course a Pizza? Ender's Test: Looking 10 Years Back, 10 days/weeks/months Forward

Steve Gilbert gave a speedy and well received keynote at CUNY in December. 
Here are the links related
to the 30 minute video recording and the slides.
Videorecording  (30 minutes, YouTube) of 
Steve Gilbert's keynote presentation Dec. 2, 2011 for CUNY IT Conference, NYC
Accompanying slideset:
Accompanying resources:
You can also access this through the TLT-SWG blog.

Thanks for your attention.
  Let us know what you think.

You can come to a FridayLive! this Friday 2pm Eastern which will extend this presentation.  And the session will also examine what we are learning about a Hybrid session last Friday. Register here.



Dillard University - ReTool our School!


“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”

Dorothy Height - African-American Teacher, Social Activist, President Emerita National Council of Negro Women

In an effort to give back to the Gentilly neighborhood in which it sits, Dillard University (DU) is hoping to create a science and biology program for local elementary students, re-establish the DU greenhouse, and host a regular farmer's market. Through the Home Depot's "Retool Your School" program, Dillard University hopes to secure funds to accomplish these goals; however, grants are awarded to those HBCUs with the most votes and DU needs its staff, faculty, students and friends to participate with online votes. If Dillard wins, the university will use the funds to establish an agricultural partnership with its neighbors at Langston Hughes Academy. Dillard biology majors will mentor Langston Hughes students and teach them how to grow fruits and vegetables in the university’s greenhouse. Students would then give these crops to families at Langston Hughes, and sell them at a new farmers’ market for the whole neighborhood.

"We hope to help combat food insecurity in New Orleans, a community where many residents face inadequate access to fresh produce and healthy food," says Nick Harris, of Dillard University's Community Development Corporation (CDC).
This year, "Retool Your School" has expanded the program. It is introducing a new $25,000 Campus Pride Grant for the school that shows the most initiative in promoting their proposals and garnering votes. It is also providing an additional $10,000 Tier II Grant. In all, the program has increased the total grant funds available to $185,000. Last year, "Retool Your School" awarded grants totaling $150,000 to HBCUs. A $50,000 Tier I Grant went to Bethune-Cookman University to help upgrade their Student Center with wheelchair ramps and barrier-free automatic access doors in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ten additional schools received $10,000 each for a variety of projects, from landscaping to lighting to irrigation
Online voting begins on Feb. 14, 2012. Voters are welcome to post their vote once per day.

For more information on "Retool Your School", contact Nick Harris at (504) 816-4704 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


RCMI 13th International Symposium on Health Disparities