Amy Wildermuth named dean of University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Paleontology procures the prize: Linda K. Amos Award winner announced
Binge worthy: UMC film festival
HIP talks speech contest
2018 Global Learning retreat call for applications
The Great ShakeOut drill
Summer technology camp
UKids summer camp 2018
Fall textbook adoption requests due
Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations
Dr. Harriet Hopf, professor and vice chair for faculty development in the Department of Anesthesiology and adjunct professor of bioengineering, will serve in the role of associate vice president for faculty on a part-time basis in the interim, beginning on April 2, 2018. More information about leadership for the Sustainability Office will be forthcoming.
“I’m very, very honored and never expected to receive an award like this for the work I do in paleontology,” said Levitt-Bussian. “To me, I’m just doing my job. I don’t feel like I’m going above and beyond, I’m just doing the job I love. I like to spend time taking people on behind-the-scenes tours, and teaching during job shadows and internships. It’s an amazing honor to receive this for continuing to improve the educational and working environment for women.”
Levitt-Bussian, in addition to being the collections manager of paleontology at the NHMU, is a full-time mentor. She offers college students a hands-on internship where participants get real lab and curation experiences handling fossils. In fact, three of her student interns actually decided to change their majors and pursue a science degree after their experiences. She also offers job shadowing to young people and mentors the museum’s many volunteers.
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The films were produced on behalf of campus entities to help tell the stories of people and programs from across campus. The short features included stories on student housing, Utah Esports, the value of getting a humanities degree, and why you might not want to take personal advice from first-year students.
“We have worked hard over the past few years to recruit some of the best creative talent in Salt Lake City to our team. Local advertising agencies are taking notice, our in-house ability to produce top-notch video content is as good as you’d find at any local agency,” according to Jeff Hanson, UMC’s executive producer. Hanson points to the 10 awards received by the office in 2017 from the University & College Designers Association (the most UCDA awards than any other university or college in the nation for the year).
While the office has plenty of work on its hands, Hansen says the team is always ready to meet with campus clients to discuss and brainstorm new projects. You can reach Hansen at 801-581-7509 or via email at email@example.com.
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Participants have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking. Qualifying rounds: April 2, 3 and 4. Final round: April 11.
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Retreat dates: Sept. 20-23, 2018.
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The retreat will build on the Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) grant initiative that seeks to incentivize curriculum revision to integrate global and intercultural learning. The retreat will provide structured interaction and training with experts in the field as well as informal exchanges and activities in a place designed for rumination and contemplation. Participants will learn about the AAC&U VALUE rubrics to define learning outcomes and assess stated outcomes, to design classroom activities and assignments that focus on global learning, and improve teaching and learning for students to develop the global competence that will be required for them to succeed in today’s interconnected world.
We invite faculty, administrators, and staff involved in, or interested in global learning and curriculum internationalization to apply for this exceptional opportunity for professional development. Learn from the experts, meet and find new ways to collaborate with other individuals on campus who are engaged in global learning, and explore the unique setting in Centennial Valley. The retreat will include up to 20 participants who will be selected and invited by OGE after an initial application process.
Watch for a campus alert on April 19, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., encouraging everyone to practice drop, cover and hold on. Practice and reinforcement of these protective actions can help prevent injury when the earth starts to shake. Remember, it is not the shaking of the ground that causes death or injury, it is the objects that are falling that will be most dangerous.
If you haven’t signed up to receive emergency messages from the University, please update your profile in CIS today. Help us keep our students and campus community prepared and safe by encouraging participation in the Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Learn more about these camps at cs.utah.edu/~dejohnso/GREAT or just search “GREAT camps Utah.”
First session will begin May 14 and end June 20, second session will begin June 21 and end Aug. 1. There will be a $100 discount for registering for both sessions.
The camps will feature two weekly field trips, including such places as Hogle Zoo and Discovery Gateway, developmentally appropriate curriculum and lots of opportunities for adventure. Registration will open early April so mark your calendars.
If you have any questions, please call 801-585-7393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there.
Prompt submission of textbook adoptions by faculty each semester enables the Campus Store to stock books in a timely manner and increases the chances of offering used textbooks, eBooks and rental textbooks, all of which help students save up to 50 percent off of new book prices. The Campus Store relies heavily on your timely response, so please don’t delay.
Final textbook adoptions for summer and fall 2018 semesters are due on April 6.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Campus Store’s textbook adoption program and best wishes for another great academic year.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Nominate someone here.
The University of Utah fosters a transformational experience for all students. We value and recognize a respect for knowledge that empowers students to become actively engaged on campus. We accomplish this through recognizing people, programs and projects committed to excellence.