Press Release: UCTV's "P.E.T." Offers Convenient Professional Education for Teachers (1/25/2005)

UCTV's "P.E.T." Offers Convenient Professional Education for Teachers
Programming from the University of California Aligned with State Standards

SAN DIEGO, January 25 --- Today's teachers are faced with countless demands on their time, making it difficult to keep lesson plans fresh and exciting. That's why UCTV created "The Teacher's P.E.T.*" (Professional Education for Teachers), a new programming feature designed to enrich the classroom experience for teachers, help them stay up to date on research developments in their subject areas, and help prepare students (and their parents) for college. Airing Monday through Thursday at 4:00PM (Pacific), "The Teacher's P.E.T." also offers a companion website ( that conveniently aligns each program with California State Board of Education Content Standards and provides complete broadcast schedules and links to view the programs "on-demand."

"The Teacher's P.E.T." features programming from the diverse campuses, national laboratories and affiliated institutions of the University of California. With topics ranging from history and the social sciences, visual and performing arts, science, and even guidance on college admissions, "The Teacher's P.E.T." is a valuable resource for today's busy educators.

February's "P.E.T." schedule takes viewers through the lessons of world history and into the future of science and technology. For program details, visit Below are some of the highlights for February.

Wednesday, February 2
Berkeley Lab: Toward An Affordable Commercial Fuel Cell

Thursday, February 3
Grey Matters: Stem Cells -The Brain's Beginnings

Monday, February 7
Conversations with History: U.S. Policy in Central Asia, with Franklin Pierce Huddle

Thursday, February 10
Alvin H. Rosenfeld: The Anne Frank We Remember

Tuesday, February 15
COSMOS: Volcanoes and Hot Spots

Thursday, February 17
The Haunting of Jim Crow

Tuesday, February 22
COSMOS: Astrobiology and the Origins of Life

Wednesday, February 23
Berkeley Lab: If Only We Could Account For Every Atom

UCTV is available in over 15 million households nationwide and can be viewed via the following:
* Cable TV: Community cable channels in California and across the country (visit for details)
* Direct Broadcast Satellite: Nationwide 24 hours a day, Dish Network Channel 9412
* Internet: Live webcast, "video-on-demand" archive, program schedules and more at

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