District Staff Award nominations
Thank You T-shirts From Coke
Utah adds men’s lacrosse as an NCAA sport
New Center for Ecological Planning and Design and University Water Center
UMC wins 9 national video awards
Reimagine Education Awards: Open for applications
1908 Steinway & Sons piano donated to the U
Attention! Help need with study
Anne Lair honored by Republic of France’s Ministry of National Education
Jackson selected on third day of MLB draft
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THANK YOU T-SHIRTS FROM COKE
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Men’s lacrosse is the U.’s first completely new NCAA sport since women’s soccer was added back in 1995. The Utes began fielding a beach volleyball team this past spring, drawing its members and coaches from the existing volleyball program. With the addition of men’s lacrosse, Utah will support 20 total NCAA sports—eight men’s and 12 women’s.
“A lot of research and effort went into our decision to add men’s lacrosse,” said Hill. “With several great club sports expressing an interest in achieving NCAA status, a working committee was formed to determine the parameters for adding a new sport. Among the factors considered were the potential impact on our other teams, financial self sustainability, compliance with Title IX and popularity in our community. Men’s lacrosse met those criteria. It is the first endowed program for University of Utah athletics. Nowadays, adding sports at the college level almost always requires an endowment, which resonated with the University-appointed committee.”
The program was endowed through a $15.6 million gift funded by an anonymous lead donor and other benefactors he enlisted. No state or university funds will be used to support the program.
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Global Change and Sustainability Center expands with new Center for Ecological Planning and Design and University Water Center
The Center for Ecological Planning and Design at the University of Utah is the fusion of the existing Ecological Planning Center (EPC) and the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC), both in the College of Architecture and Planning, and an expansion into the interdisciplinary territory of the GCSC. The new CEPD focuses on research on the built environment and communities by interweaving research and practice in human, biophysical, and built systems – people, place, and design.
The University Water Center combines the research trajectory of the USAID-funded U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCASW) and the NSF-funded iUTAH project, forming a catalyzing hub for water research and associated activities at the University.
The GCSC has played a pivotal role in the creation of these two centers, helping connect expertise and interest from disparate departments across campus and offer infrastructure that supports the formation of these two new centers.
The GCSC and these two new centers are inclusive, interdisciplinary hubs for research and all faculty engaged in related work are invited to participate. For more information contact: Steve Burian, Director of the Water Center, and Sarah Hinners, Director of the Center for Ecological Planning and Design.
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UMC WINS 9 NATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS
UMC won awards two statues for the “Fly” video for the Office of the President and statues for “MLK Week for the Office of Equity and Diversity, “9 to 5” for Parks and Recreation, “Kara Scholarship” for the Office of Institutional Advancement, “Planets & Pedagogy” for the Honors College, “Recreational Therapy” for Parks and Recreation, “Red Butte Creek” for the Office of Sustainability and “That’s not consent,” for ASUU. “We are proud of the work we have been able to produce this year. It certainly helps that we such a wealth of great stories to tell here on campus,” said Jeff Bagley, chief creative officer for UMC.
Reimagine Education aims to acknowledge and reward those most successful in creating transformational educational initiatives, enhancing student learning outcomes and/or employability.
The overall winner will receive $50,000 in funding. The Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place Dec. 5, 2017, at the Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia.
To learn more about the application process and criteria, applicants can consult our application E-Guide.
The piano will be housed at the Thomas S. Monson Center, which serves as an embassy for the university in downtown Salt Lake City and as a community gathering place. The center, home to the U’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, provides a world-class venue for both university and private functions.
Guinney joined forces in 1980 with John Wiliams and Tom Sieg, who had opened The New Yorker restaurant two years earlier. The trio formed Gastronomy Inc., which in addition to The New Yorker, operated Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar (with locations downtown, in Cottonwood and in South Jordan) and Market Street Broiler (sold in 2014).
If you are willing to let the lead researcher come make a 5-minute presentation to your undergraduate or graduate class about the study, please contact Adam Hanley at email@example.com.
This is a grant-funded, IRB-approved study that will involve about 90 participants. The participants will be paid up to $60 for their time, which will consist of a one-hour pre-testing session, a one-hour post-testing session and four 15-minute attention training sessions.
Jackson redshirted the 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery during the offseason. He has played in 78 career games as a two-way player for the Utes with 55 career starts, making 12 career appearances on the mound. In 2016, he pitched in 11 games in relief with a 6.41 ERA, throwing 19 2/3 total innings with 22 strikeouts.
Jackson has also hit .236 for the Utes in his career with 10 doubles and 25 RBI.
It is the second time that Jackson has been drafted. He was a 32nd round selection by the Texas Rangers coming out of high school.
Also drafted was Utah signee Brett Brocoff out of Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was selected in the 28th round to the Atlanta Braves, the 830th overall pick.
Players have until July 15 to decide whether to sign with Major League Baseball or proceed with their collegiate careers
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