University committee service survey
Interdisciplinary graduate certificate in sustainability
2017 Work-in-Progress Talks
U welcomes Chris Nelson as communications director
Campus Life Mentor Program
This week’s Red & White Fridays winner
What you need to know about the U’s rental car contracts
Food Truck Roundup
HIP Talks 2017 competition open
Athletics online store move to Utahutes.com
Campus Store north entrance renovation
Great Colleges to Work For survey
Kurt Albertine honored with Distinguished Mentor and Scientist award
Real Food labels arrive on campus
Fall textbook adoption requests due
Whether you want to advance the cause and practice of academic freedom, you are concerned about health and safety on campus, you want to work to increase diversity among our students and faculty, you want to be heard on matters of budget and planning, or you think parking on campus needs to be restructured and reorganized, there is an opportunity for you to learn about issues and to have an impact on how the matter is handled in our university.
If you have any questions or want additional information, please feel free to email or talk to any of us. Our contact information is located here.
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability program will train students to think and act across disciplinary boundaries. This transdisciplinary literacy will enhance graduate education without compromising disciplinary expertise. Students will be provided opportunities to develop their capacities as transformational change agents within their communities and institutions. This program is a collaboration between the Graduate School, the Sustainability Office, and the Global Change and Sustainability Center.
Pierre-Julien Harter, The Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Faculty Research Fellow, The Graham School, University of Chicago
To whom, specifically, are we compassionate or ethical, when we act compassionately or ethically? Is compassion or ethics grounded in the presence of a specific other, or are others irrelevant to my determination of being compassionate or ethical? Some Buddhist texts explain rather strangely that the best kind of compassion is a compassion that has no object. How can we understand this counter-intuitive idea that compassion reaches its perfection when there is nobody to be compassionate to?
Scholars of Buddhist philosophy have tried to answer that question theoretically, by referring to the Buddhist conception of reality as being empty – empty of substances, and empty of persons. This talk makes another attempt, following rather an ethical approach that questions the status of the other in our ethical relationships. To deepen our understanding of the matter, we will be looking at Augustine’s conception of brotherly love or charity, and Emmanuel Levinas’ reflection on the other in ethical relationships.
This exercise in ethical thinking through distant places and times will lead us to understand Buddhist compassion from the perspective of the Buddhist path, the process of transformation that leads an individual to perfection, understood as Buddahood.
This event on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12 p.m., is open to the public. Limited seating. Lunch provided.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A CAMPUS LIFE MENTOR?
- Community of fellowship with others through shared attitudes, interests, and goals
- Commitment to helping others
- Compassion for working through difference
- Communication skills
WHO ARE THE CAMPUS LIFE MENTORS?
Campus Life Mentors are successful students that remember what it’s like to be new at the University of Utah and want to play a positive role in the success of new students. They come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences and have various career and academic goals.
Applications can be found at orientation.utah.edu and are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week’s winner could be you – just follow these three steps:
- Take a photo of yourself wearing Utes gear
- Tag and follow @americafirst and @uredzone
- Post your photo to Instagram using #RedWhiteFriday
Visit redandwhitefridays.com for more information about how to win a weekly $100 to Utah Red Zone, and don’t forget to wear red and white on Fridays.
Travelers or drivers who use these agencies while traveling on University of Utah business do not need to purchase extra insurance or pay U internal fee. However, insurance must be purchased for 1) vehicles larger than a minivan, 2) when renting outside the state contracts or 3) renting in a foreign country. Instructions for renting vehicles can be found at the Risk & Insurance Services website under the Vehicle section, or by calling 1-5590.
Students will prepare and give a two-minute speech on any topic in front of a qualified panel of judges in one of three qualifying rounds. Speeches at last year’s competition were on topics ranging from emotional stories of sexual assault and losing a family member to lighthearted subjects such as alien abductions and the difficulties of business casual dress.
A student can attend more than one qualifying round if he or she wishes. Students selected during the qualifying rounds will give the same speech in front of a panel of celebrity judges in the final round.
The student with the best speech will be awarded a grand prize of $5,000. The first through fourth runners-up will receive $1,000 each. An audience favorite winner also will receive $1,000.
To register and read the rules, click here.
Owned and operated by the University of Utah Campus Store, Utah Red Zone is the largest retailer for University of Utah apparel. With its new online partnership with UtahUtes.com, the University of Utah Campus Store plans to offer an even more robust selection of Utah products.
Online visitors to UtahUtes.com will receive free shipping on all orders of $100 or more and a portion of all sales go directly to University of Utah and Utah Athletics scholarships and programs.
Look for the email from Jeff Herring and Senior Vice President, Ruth Watkins, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 ,to see whether you have been selected for participation.
Each year, the APS honors a society member for their excellent contributions to physiological research, their commitment to mentoring and encouraging young scientists, and for fostering exceptional educational opportunities in physiology.
Albertine’s research focuses on bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic disease that disrupts lung development in premature babies and infants who used mechanical respirators to breath. BPD affects children all around the world, but scientists don’t know exactly what causes it, or how to treat it. Albertine’s lab has made discoveries in individual types of lungs cells and in the genes that control the cell’s development, and identified key molecular mechanisms that disrupt lung development. The lab’s results suggest that the stresses associated with a preterm birth — intubation, mechanical respiration, and the neonatal intensive care unit — disrupt gene expression in the immature lung.
Implementation of the labels is supported by the Real Food Challenge, the Sustainability Office, Chartwells, the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund and the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The prompt submission of textbook adoptions by faculty each semester enables the Campus Store to stock the necessary books in a timely manner. This increases the chances of offering used textbooks, eBooks, and rental textbooks, all of which help students save up to 50 percent off of new book prices. The Campus Store relies heavily on your timely response, so please don’t delay.
Final textbook adoptions for Fall 2017 Semester is due March 31.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Campus Store’s textbook adoption program, best wishes for another great academic year.