New athletic director to join the U on July 1
Honors College acting dean announced along with two new associate deans
College of Fine Arts welcomes two new leaders
New software allows fully integrated patient record for School of Dentistry
Utah scientists dash to study Hawaii’s volcano
Drones on campus
Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
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If you missed the announcement, watch the press conference here.
In addition, the Honors College is welcoming two new associate deans on July 1: Monisha Pasupathi and Laurence Parker. Together with Bradley-Evans, they will provide the Honors College with exceptional leadership over the coming months.
“This is an exciting time in the college’s momentous history, and we’re thrilled to welcome these two most qualified and talented administrators to our leadership ranks,” said Dean John W. Scheib. “Their histories and expertise will bring new perspectives, new energy and new skills to our already incredible team.”
Murray previously has been serving the School of Dance as the ballet program coordinator and director of graduate studies, and she implemented the new (and the nation’s only) Master of Fine Arts in Ballet at the U. Prior to her arrival at the U, she was the dance program director at Colorado Mesa University and has worked extensively in curricular development.
“I am honored to serve our vibrant, innovative College of Fine Arts community in this capacity,” Murray said. “I look forward to working closely with Dean Scheib and his team to further the mission of the CFA.”
Smith is coming from the University of University Nebraska-Lincoln, as the director for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. He is the former head of the Professional Actor Training Program there, and his research and creative work focus on psycho-physical character development for the actor and choreographing violence for stage and film.
“I’m enthusiastic about joining the Department of Theatre at the University of Utah” Smith said. “As an alum of the Pac-12, I’m excited to return to this excellent conference. I look forward to building upon the excellence of the department and commitment of the faculty toward its students. It is my hope to deepen our relationships with communities in the Greater Salt Lake area and the state of Utah, as we continue to grow our national and international impact.”
For more information on the College of Fine Arts, visit finearts.utah.edu.
Integrating Wisdom with the rest of Epic will give providers at the School of Dentistry and General Practice Residency clinics access to a fully-integrated patient record. Dental providers will be able to see medical histories and vice versa. This will allow dentists to provide better and more comprehensive care in the future.
An integrated patient record also opens the door to future health outcomes research. Oral health is known to be linked with several systemic diseases, including diabetes and cancer. There is also research that shows that pregnant women with healthy mouths reduce the risk of preterm birth and on average have lower costs for delivery than women with gum disease. There are countless other health outcomes research projects that will now be possible, thanks to this integrated health record.
These changes and software integration are part of a larger oral health integration effort across campus. The School of Dentistry is just five years old and is the first new School or College at the University of Utah in more than 50 years. What was recently a service line supported by just ten residents across two locations is now a network of more than 140 providers (and counting) across four locations. This talented workforce will undoubtedly continue to weave itself into the fabric of our health system — a process everyone will benefit from.
As the School of Dentistry and the oral health presence at University of Utah Health continues to grow, new and exciting stories will emerge about its success. Oral health is an integral part of overall health, and the efforts of those involved in its delivery will help the University of Utah continue to maintain its reputation as a top quality provider nationally.
Lin and Farrell have also conducted seismic surveys in recent years in Yellowstone National Park. Farrell explains what they’ve found in this video.
RAPID enables scientists to quickly respond to developing situations, such as the Kilauea eruption, and collect time-sensitive data.
The Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this decision for a number of reasons – most importantly, recent industry guidance and practice has indicated that phone calls and text messages are vulnerable and not considered secure methods of authentication. There is also a significant cost associated with providing these authentication methods. The phone call option was intended to be a backup or emergency method for using Duo, yet for many it has become their primary method. The new backup option for Duo authentication will now be completed through the central university help desks (contact information below).
You may choose one of the following options for 2FA, which are used by the majority of campus and U Health users:
Duo mobile app:
- Easiest and fastest method
- Install on a smartphone or tablet (includes Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices)
- Two options to authenticate:
- Mobile push notification (select “approve” or “deny” from your device’s home screen or Duo notification page — no need to type in a code)
- Type in a passcode (network connectivity is not required for this option)
Duo hardware token:
Visit the 2FA webpage, Duo 2FA overview article, and Duo tutorial video found in Pulse (U Health) or Bridge (campus) for more information. If you have questions, contact the UIT Help Desk (801-581-4000, option 1) or ITS Service Desk (801-587-6000) for assistance.
For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go to veteransday.utah.edu or call 801-587-7722.