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JUMP TO: Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award 2018 Deadline Extended Financial Aid Priority Date approaches Global Learning Across the Disciplines grant pre-proposals requested Passing of Bradley Parker, associate professor of history Beehive Honor Society now accepting applications Employee moving expenses now taxable Annual notice: Peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright violation Department of Biology to be […]

Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award 2018 Deadline Extended
Financial Aid Priority Date approaches
Global Learning Across the Disciplines grant pre-proposals requested
Passing of Bradley Parker, associate professor of history
Beehive Honor Society now accepting applications
Employee moving expenses now taxable
Annual notice: Peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright violation
Department of Biology to be renamed the School of Biological Sciences
Intramural sports: Spring 2018 registration is open
Stay motivated and moving with fitness classes at the U
Alta Sustainability Leadership Award nominations due by Jan. 31, 2018

Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award 2018 Deadline Extended[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars have extended the deadline for Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award nominations through Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Faculty on career, clinical, or tenure tracks are eligible. The recipient receives public recognition plus a $10,000 cash award.

To see criteria and deadlines, click here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]





FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DATE IS FEB. 1[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-19 academic year is available at Students that want to be considered for the maximum amount of aid programs, including grants, need-based scholarships, and work-study need to complete the FAFSA and their financial aid file by the Feb. 1, 2018, Financial Aid Priority Date. Students can complete the FAFSA after the priority date and will still be considered for some aid options.

Here’s some helpful FAFSA hints:

  • Use school code 003675 on the FAFSA
  • Utilize the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) in the application. It will securely transfer your federal tax information from the IRS to the FAFSA.
  • After submitting your FAFSA, consistently check your UMail account and financial aid status in CIS. The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) may require additional information. Not following up on requests in a timely manner will delay your financial aid award letter.
  • Financial aid award letters for 2018-19 are expected to be available in late March-early April.
  • Financial aid is available for the 2018 spring and summer semesters. Students will need to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA. The separate summer application will be available on the UOSFA website in the next few months.

The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is here to help you. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, have financial aid or scholarship questions, visit our website.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

GLOBAL LEARNING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES GRANT PRE-PROPOSALS REQUESTED[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Office for Global Engagement is requesting pre-proposals for the Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grants offering up to $10,000 for faculty teams to internationalize the curriculum by developing global learning outcomes and an assessment process. Global Learning is defined as “the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students acquire through a variety of experiences that enable them to understand world cultures and events; analyze global systems; appreciate cultural differences; and apply this knowledge and appreciation to their lives as citizens and workers” (Olson, Green and Hill, 2006).

Instructions and background information for the pre-proposals can be found here. Please carefully review the purpose of the GLAD Grants and the instructions. If you have any questions or would like to receive feedback on your proposal idea, please contact Sabine Klahr, acting chief global officer, at 7-8888 or DEADLINE: Feb. 9[/bs_col][/bs_row]

PASSING OF BRADLEY PARKER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]“With heavy hearts, we share the news that Bradley Parker, U associate professor of history, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Parker was attending the annual meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies in Berkeley and preparing for a sabbatical abroad in Berlin.

His loss to the department, the university and the academic community is incalculable. Parker was a beloved teacher, an extraordinary scholar and a dear friend. He was deeply passionate about his work and brought that excitement to the classroom. He spent some of his final days before departing for Berkeley writing recommendation letters, a perfect illustration of his concern and support for his students.

Parker is survived by our colleague, Janet Theiss, U associate professor of history, and their daughter Tabitha.”

-Eric Hinderaker, chair of the Department of History[/bs_col][/bs_row]

BEEHIVE HONOR SOCIETY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Beehive Honor Society was established at the University of Utah in 1913 and is the oldest and most prestigious honor society on campus today. The Beehive Honor Society is looking to acknowledge and honor graduating University of Utah seniors who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the university and the community. The application is due Feb. 12 and can be found here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

EMPLOYEE MOVING EXPENSES NOW TAXABLE[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The updated tax law has made it so that all employee moving expenses reimbursed or paid by the university are now taxable to the employee. For more information, click here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]


ANNUAL NOTICE: PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING AND COPYRIGHT VIOLATION[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Every year, as a result of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, The University of Utah distributes a notice about its policy regarding peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright violations. All students, faculty and staff should understand that it is a violation of federal law and university policy to share and/or distribute copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. Violators may be subject to civil and criminal prosecution under federal law, as well as personal sanctions specified in university policy.

Please review the policy notice and contact with any questions.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Department of Biology to be renamed the School of Biological Sciences[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Effective Fall 2018, the Department of Biology within the College of Science will be renamed the School of Biological Sciences. “This change reflects the outstanding and broad diversity of research investigated by our Biology faculty, as well as the large faculty size,” said Henry White, dean of the College of Science. The department had 45 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members in the 2015-2016 school year.

Current department chair Denise Dearing will continue as director of the School of Biological Sciences, which will be organized into three emphasis areas: Ecology and Physiology, Cell & Molecular and Evolution and Genetics. The school will remain a part of the College of Science.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Intramural Sports: Spring 2018 Registration is Open[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Get in on the action and play some intramural sports this semester.  Leagues and tournaments are open to all U students and Campus Recreation Services members.
From basketball and soccer to inner tube water polo and Spikeball, we have something for everyone.
Check out the list of sports and register today at or[/bs_col][/bs_row]

STAY MOTIVATED AND MOVING WITH FITNESS CLASS AT THE U[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Don’t let your bad eating habits and lack of commitment to exercise take over this year. The U has a ton of fun fitness classes to choose from, giving you just what you need to stay motivated and moving all year round.

If you are a University of Utah benefits eligible faculty or staff member, you may get 50 percent off your tuition. Check with HR to see if you qualify.

Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. Register online at[/bs_col][/bs_row]

ALTA SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS: NOMINATIONS DUE BY JAN. 31, 2018[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The University of Utah is partnering with Alta Ski Area to recognize students, faculty and staff with the fourth Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards. The awards recognize members of the university community who demonstrate leadership in sustainability education, research or campus/community initiatives. An award of $2,500 is given in four award categories.

The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.

The awards will be presented on Feb. 15, 2018 at the Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium.

For more information on applying, or to nominate yourself or a colleague, click here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]