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Press Release: HHP's Second Life Initiatives

The University of Houston issued a press release detailing HHP's initiatives in the virtual world of Second Life and the grants received by HHP faculty, Dr. Charles Layne, Dr. Brian McFarlin and Dr. Rebecca Lee, to conduct research, enhance student experiences and conduct classes in Second Life.

Some excerpts from the release are reproduced below, click here to read the complete press release.

The University of Houston department of health and human performance is expanding into the virtual world of Second Life (SL) thanks to grants from the UH Faculty Development Initiative Program (FDIP) and the Network Culture Project of the University of Southern California-Annenberg School for Communication.

“These funds will allow our faculty to stake ground in Second Life for the benefit of our students and our community,” said Charles Layne, professor and department chair


About Second Life

Second Life (SL) is an Internet-based virtual world. A free downloadable client program called the Second Life Viewer enables its users, called "Residents", to interact with each other through motional avatars, providing an advanced level of a social network service combined with general aspects of a metaverse. Residents can explore, meet other Residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade items (virtual property) and services with one another.

Visit the Second Life website.