Landscape Master Plan survey
Support national parks by using Zimride
Nobel Laureate and adjunct professor dies at age 88
Cart safety and guidelines
Data retrieval tool for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is unavailable
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
This week’s Red & White Fridays winner
LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN SURVEY[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]
Please take a few minutes to help inform our Landscape Master Plan by providing your feedback on the outdoor spaces at the University of Utah.
Please provide your input by Friday, April 28.
Click here to take the survey.[/bs_col][/bs_row]
SUPPORT NATIONAL PARKS BY USING ZIMRIDE[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]
The web-based ridesharing service Zimride, which is available at the University of Utah, will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation for every new member or new ride posted in April up to $10,000.
In addition, Enterprise Holdings Inc., which owns Zimride, will match Zimride’s contributions dollar for dollar.
Sign up and post a ride here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]
NOBEL LAUREATE AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR DIES AT AGE 88[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Alexei Abrikosov, physicist at the Argonne National Laboratory who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003 for his work on superconductors, died on Wednesday, March 29 at 88 years of age. As an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, he would visit the campus to speak with researchers and give fantastic talks about growing up in Stalin’s USSR, studying with the famous Soviet physicist, Lev Landau, and making his Nobel Prize discovery.
Abrikosov was a lifelong teacher, and clearly communicated his ideas in fundamental physics books that inspired many young scientists to study condensed matter physics, including members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy here at the U.
“Alexei was a rare combination of creativity and mathematical skill,” says Eugene Mishchenko, professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. “He was a person who lived for physics. He loved what he was doing, and he was doing it very well.”
Read more here.
CART SAFETY AND GUIDELINES[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]An increased number of utility and golf carts are sharing campus walkways with pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards and vehicles (see Policy 3-233: Operation of Motorized Vehicles on Pedestrian Walks). To promote the safe operation of the carts, U Risk & Insurance Services developed guidelines addressing operator qualifications, cart identification, speed limit and departmental responsibility.
Please review the Cart Use Guidelines found on Risk & Insurance Services website under the “Vehicle” section or contact U Risk & Insurance Services at 1-5590 for additional information.[/bs_col][/bs_row]
THIS WEEK’S #REDWHITEFRIDAY WINNER[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]This week’s Red & White Fridays winner is Josh Flygare — a Utah fan who just won $100 to Utah Red Zone by showing his University of Utah pride on Instagram. HE has also been entered for the Red & White Fridays grand prize — a $1,000 shopping spree at Utah Red Zone.
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.[/bs_col][/bs_row]
Data Retrieval Tool for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is Unavailable[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″]
[/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) for the FAFSA and studentloans.gov is unavailable due to security concerns. At this time, extra security measures are being implemented and the DRT is expected to be operational by the time the 2018-2019 FAFSA opens in October.
Students and parents will still be able to complete the FAFSA by transferring information manually from their 2015 federal tax returns. Those who do not have a copy of their federal tax returns can request a tax transcript online or through the mail. Review the requirements for secure access carefully before attempting to register.
The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is available to assist students and families with the FAFSA process. We can be reached by telephone at 801-581-6211 and by email at email@example.com. Walk-in appointments are available — visit our office in Student Services Building, room 105 on the University of Utah campus.
Full statement from the IRS and the U.S. Department of Education can be found here.
Click here for information about how to apply for financial aid at the University of Utah.[/bs_col][/bs_row]
APRIL IS NATIONAL DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. There are three types of distracted driving — Visual: taking your eyes off the road, Manual: taking your hands off the wheel and Cognitive: taking your mind off what you are doing. The technology in our vehicles allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media all behind the wheel. We are multitasking when we ought to be paying attention to driving and safety. Please commit to distraction free driving and you may save a life.
Click here to go to the U Risk & Insurance Services website, where you can find out more about distracted driving.[/bs_col][/bs_row]