Michael L. Good named senior vice president for Health Sciences
Volunteers needed for The Donate Life Transplant Games
“Century of Black Mormons” digital database
Associate dean gets book published
Self-harm study participants needed
Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
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“Dr. Good is a widely respected leader and administrator with extensive experience managing the complementary missions of clinical care, education and research that are the essential components of academic medicine,” said Watkins. “Mike shares my vision that a public university should serve as a catalyst for improving the human condition and should strive to improve the community it serves. I look forward to collaborating with him in the years ahead.”
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The Transplant Games of America highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. There are 21 competitive events and 15 special events that will be happening throughout the week. Locations of events: Salt Palace Convention Center, Smith’s Ballpark, Salt Lake Tennis Club, Fairmont Swimming Pool, West High School, Bonwood Bowl, Abravanel Hall, This is the Place Heritage Park, State Fairgrounds and Meadowbrook Golf Course. Participants are coming from all over the world and include every age range.
We are looking for approximately 2500 volunteer shifts to ensure the success of this incredible event.
Volunteers must be 15 or older, will undergo a basic background investigation, will attend one 45 minute training (many opportunities at many local locations) prior to the Games, can sign up for one 4-hour-shift or several 4-hour-shifts. Volunteers will receive swag and volunteering makes you feel happy.
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A digital history database, “Century of Black Mormons” documents and recovers identities and voices of black Mormons during the faiths’ first 100 years (1830-1930). It contains digitized versions of original documents, photographs, a timeline and biographical essays telling the stories of black Mormons. The archive currently contains about 40 biographies and more than 200 will be added.
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“With my Interrupting Self-Harm Study, I’m comparing two different therapeutic techniques to see which one is more effective at treating the psychological processes that contribute to self-harm among teenagers. This study is also designed to expand our understanding of how these techniques work. I hope to build upon existing knowledge about what works to treat self-harm—and most importantly, I hope to gain a greater understanding of what teens believe needs to be done to address self-harm. Teens have a tremendous capacity for creative problem-solving, but aren’t always given the chance to share their experiences. I hope to hear and honor the stories of those who are impacted the most by self-harm—the teens themselves.”
Read more about the study here.
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.