National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Junior League of Salt Lake hosts a Women Helping Women clothing project
Academic Senate recap
Tobacco free listening sessions
U prof receives $1 million grant to study near-crises
$47.5 million gift from Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for new rehabilitation hospital
Marriott Library honors the U Ski Team and Ron Steele during annual Ski Affair
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The Office for Equity and Diversity and the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion have sponsored the University of Utah’s Institutional Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring. Our faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars now have access to a large variety of services and resources including webinars, multi-week courses, guest lectures, accountability writing buddy matches, discussion forums, dissertation boot camp, and much more. The normal cost for individual NCFDD memberships would be $240 a year for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars and $480 a year for faculty.
To register for your free NCFDD membership, please complete the following
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University Student Apartments, Main Office
1945 E Sunnyside Avenue
Donations accepted M-F from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
A new Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Science through the Department of Geography.
A new graduate certificate in Leadership, Justice, and Community Practice through the College of Social Work.
A new minor in Digital Photography through the Department of Art and Art History
The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted approximately one week before here.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 3-4 p.m.
Union Building, Panorama East
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Much is known already about why some crises escalate to war, but a deeper and more thorough understanding of the precursor to crises will allow the U.S. Department of Defense to be aware of the diverse triggers that cause crisis escalation at the various stages and the appropriate power projection and deterrence strategies to enable de-escalation.
The research team led by Lobell will use a combination of case studies and the International Crisis Behavior Project data, which includes more than 1,000 foreign policy crises from 1918 to 2007 (now being updated through 2012) as a platform to compare near-crises with events that escalated to full crises.
The final product will be the development of a general framework for understanding escalation dynamics from competition to near-crisis to crisis and war and the utility of power projection and deterrence strategies at each stage for resurgent near peers, rogue states and cross border networked terrorist organizations.
The research team includes faculty from the University of Southern California, Albany SUNY, the United States Military Academy at West Point, Duke University and Lehigh University.
The Minerva Research Initiative is joint program of the Office of Basic Research and the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense that supports social science research focused on expanding basic understanding of security.
“This remarkable donation will allow the university to dramatically expand and advance our rehabilitation capabilities,” said David Pershing, president of the University of Utah. “We are proud to partner with the Neilsen Foundation to create an innovative design for an accessible, patient-centered rehabilitation hospital, inspired by the visionary spirit of Craig Neilsen’s exemplary life.”
“For nearly 50 years, University of Utah Health’s Rehabilitation Center has been a recognized leader in rehabilitation medicine and education,” said A. Lorris Betz, interim senior vice president for University of Utah Health Sciences and CEO of University of Utah Health. “Thanks to the Neilsen Foundation’s gift, we now commence the construction of a free-standing hospital, integrated with the redevelopment of the health sciences campus. This will ensure that we continue to provide leading-edge rehabilitative care for generations to come.”
Read the full story on @theU here.
The ski team will receive the library’s History-Maker Award for their historic achievements and their 11th NCAA championship. When the ski team won the national championship in March it marked the first such title by any sport since the U joined the Pac-12 conference in 2011. Their 11th NCAA title is the most by any U team.
“We selected the U ski team for this award because of its impressive history as one of the nation’s top college teams,” said Barbara Yamada, chair of the Ski Affair Board. “We are so proud of the students and the coaches that make the team the shining gem that it is.”
Also honored at the event will be former U ski team and ski industry executive Ron Steele who will receive the library’s S. J. Quinney Award for his contributions to snow sports. Steele was a three-time All-American while skiing for the U from 1974 to 1978 and a U.S. Olympic team member in 1972. He is a 40-year employee of Group Rossignol North America, serving as president since 2012.
Read the full article here.
In addition to holiday card designs, University Print & Mail offers several other styles for fall, along with other special occasion cards such as birthday cards, thank you cards, custom-design cards and personalized stationery.
Both personal and office orders are welcome. To view designs online and place your order, visit printing.utah.edu.
From water bottles to umbrellas, blankets to tote bags, if you can think of it, Print & Mail can create it and make it personal by adding text, logos or specific designs. Most items take approximately five weeks for production and delivery, so order now to ensure your items arrive in time for the holidays. For more information or a custom quote, please contact Roger King at 801-581-3947 or email@example.com.
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Each scholarship is worth up to $500 and can be used towards the employee’s tuition bill. Scholarships can be used towards professional trainings, symposiums, conferences or workshops and their associated expenses.
The committee will process the scholarship applications in the most fair and judicious manner to benefit the employee, according to the procedures directed by the University of Utah policy. UUSC is an equal opportunity provider.
Qualified applicants must meet the following criteria:
1: Currently working at 75 percent or above Full Time Equivalency (FTE) position (30-40 hours per week).
2: Maintained 75 percent or greater Full Time Equivalency (FTE) in a benefits eligible position for two (2) consecutive years as of Dec. 1, 2017.
3: Have not received a Staff Council Scholarship within the past two years.
Current Staff Council Members are not eligible.
Click here to apply. Applications are due by 11:50 p.m.(MST) on Dec. 1, 2017.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.