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Academic Update

Volume 2, Issue 1          August 5, 2011

Summer Poster Session

Please join us for the Summer Poster Session and Reception.

  • Date: August 15, 2011
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6: 00 p.m.
  • Location: 14th Floor, UCT Building
Don’t miss this great opportunity to share your research interest with your instructors and fellow students and discuss topics of interest with them.


If you plan to present your work, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

7000 Fannin, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: (713) 500-3591

You can stop by UCT 800 to pick up your poster board before the Poster Session day.

Summer Course EvaluationEvaluation

Summer course evaluation is available for you to fill out. If you are taking one or more summer classes, please take a few minutes to fill out the evaluation form(s) in Moodle before August 26, 2011. The questionnaire is anonymous, and your instructor will get the results after grades are submitted. Your input is important!

Student Handbook Now Online

Student HandbookCheck out our new student handbook available online under the Current Students section. The handbook contains many of the policies and procedures for SBMI students. Students are responsible for being aware of these policies and following them accordingly. In addition, the handbook contains information about SBMI history, mission, and culture, as well as a  number of services and resources that are available to students. A pdf version will be available for you to download shortly.


New Moodle Site - Fall 2011  

Welcome to our new Moodle site: All courses offered in fall 2011 semester will be hosted on this new site. You will need to use your LDAP username and password to log in and enroll yourself in the same courses that you registered for in UTLink. You can call your instructor or the SBMI Office of Academic Affairs to ask for enrollment keys. Please contact the SBMI Office of Academic Affairs if you have any questions.

To access courses before the fall 2011 semester, go to the old Moodle site.

SBMI Moodle

Stanford University to Offer Free AI Course

Stanford Computer Science is offering a free online course on artificial intelligence this autumn taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig, two master teachers in the field. The class runs from September 26th through December 16th, 2011. Online enrollment ends Sept 10th.

For more detailed information please click here.

Mi-Look: Cell Phone for the Elderly

Three devices rolled into one, Mi-Look is manufactured as a cell phone specifically designed for the elderly. First, it  is a basic cell phone; second, it’s a pedometer that not only tracks how many steps the user has taken, but also sends this data to a caretaker automatically via e-mail; third, it provides an alarm function. To read more details, please click here.

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