April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month
Save the date: Campus Store Apple one-day event on April 20
The Office of the Registrar announces electronic wait list
Matlab: Latest release available for download
This week’s Red & White Fridays winner
Mathematician honored for applying math to physiology
U student awarded fellowship to study in China
University committee service survey
What you need to know about the U’s rental car contracts
Athletics online store move to Utahutes.com
Real Food labels arrive on campus
Click here to go to the U Risk & Insurance Services website, where you can find out more about distracted driving.
All discounted items are limited to the stock on hand on April 20, so U faculty and staff are encouraged to reserve Apple products in advance at CampusStore.utah.edu/AppleEvent. Those who reserve their Apple products prior to Friday, April 14 at 3 p.m. will ensure they will be in store and ready for pickup on event day.
Full-time faculty and staff are also eligible for zero-interest payroll deduction on their new Apple products. Those who use payroll deduction pay only $20 on April 20 and the rest is taken automatically out of their paycheck for up to 12 pay periods.
For more information about the University Campus Store’s Apple One Day Event, please visit the store or call its Apple certified sales experts at 801-581-4776.
Wait listing does not guarantee a seat in the class if it remains full, and it is only available through departments who have decided to activate this new functionality. We look forward to bringing this new technology to the campus community.
For a full list of departments who currently allow wait listing, information about launching wait listing for your department and answers to many frequently asked questions, please visit registrar.utah.edu/register/waitlisting.php.
The latest version of MATLAB – R2017a—has been released and includes a number of new features. Remember, the MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Academic Annual License is available to students, faculty, and staff. This license is for academic (which includes both research and teaching) use purposes. Learn more about purchasing the MATLAB TAH Academic Annual License.
Pricing for each MATLAB license, which includes Simulink and the 48 products:
- MATLAB TAH Academic Annual License:
- Student – $20 per individual use license
- Academic – $90 per license/seat for Individual, Group, and Concurrent Use licenses
- MATLAB TAH Classroom Annual License
- Classroom – $20.00 per seat for Concurrent Use licenses
- Regression learner app
- Big data algorithms
- Code generation
- Bayesian statistics
- Feature extraction
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.
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.
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.