Next Academic Senate meeting
Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
Nominate a veteran
Nadkarni honored with lifetime achievement award
2018 Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership winner
Sandi Pershing to serve as UPCEA president
Campus Store textbook buyback
Sun Safe poster contest
Join the Wasatch Experience
HCI Total Cancer Care support study: Looking for cancer-free volunteers
- New undergraduate certificate in quantitative research analytics
- New track in earth resource management in the Professional Master’s in Science and Technology degree
- New graduate certificate in emergency health
- New graduate certificate in international affairs and global enterprise
The meeting will be in the Moot Courtroom (6th floor) of the College of Law. Meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted approximately one week before a utah.instructure.com/courses/51590/modules.
The Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this decision for a number of reasons – most importantly, recent industry guidance and practice has indicated that phone calls and text messages are vulnerable and not considered secure methods of authentication. There is also a significant cost associated with providing these authentication methods. The phone call option was intended to be a backup or emergency method for using Duo, yet for many it has become their primary method. The new backup option for Duo authentication will now be completed through the central university help desks (contact information below).
You may choose one of the following options for 2FA, which are used by the majority of campus and U Health users:
Duo mobile app:
- Easiest and fastest method
- Install on a smartphone or tablet (includes Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices)
- Two options to authenticate:
- Mobile push notification (select “approve” or “deny” from your device’s home screen or Duo notification page – no need to type in a code)
- Type in a passcode (network connectivity is not required for this option)
Duo hardware token:
Visit the 2FA webpage, Duo 2FA overview article, and Duo tutorial video found in Pulse (U Health) or Bridge (campus) for more information. If you have questions, contact the UIT Help Desk (801-581-4000, option 1) or ITS Service Desk (801-587-6000) for assistance.
All employees, students or volunteers who operate any vehicle on U business, both as an essential part of their job function or on an occasional basis, must take this interactive training and a short test prior to the first time driving, every two years thereafter and following any preventable accident.
Please refer to the University Risk & Insurance Services (URIS) website for additional information about vehicle training programs and instruction.
For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go to veteransday.utah.edu or call 801-587-7722.
From WINGS WorldQuest’s website: “For three decades, Dr. Nalini Nadkarni has used mountain-climbing techniques, construction cranes, and hot air balloons to explore life in the treetops of Costa Rica and the Pacific Northwest, documenting biota that are rarely or never seen on the forest floor. She also studies the effects of forest fragmentation on biodiversity, and has published over 110 scientific articles and three scholarly books.”
WINGS WorldQuest recognizes and supports extraordinary women in science and exploration through grants to Women of Discovery awardees, Flag Carriers and speakers. Since 2003, WINGS has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to scientists and explorers.
Le was honored for founding Utah’s largest programming marathon, called HackTheU. This type of event, also known as a “hackathon,” facilitates creative problem solving among people from multiple disciplines. Over the course of 24 hours, participants developed solutions to prompts using augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other applications.
By the second HackTheU event, more than 300 students from across the region the country attended, and teams created an augmented reality application for learning to interact with autistic children and a musical space odyssey in virtual reality.
Read the full story here.
As UPCEA president, Pershing will encourage its membership to continue to develop new pathways for access, as well as championing diversity and inclusion efforts on their campuses. “I’m extremely passionate about access to higher education for all,” said Pershing. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to do this work every day and am looking forward to working with UPCEA members everywhere in their efforts to build pipelines to and through higher education.”
Along with getting cash for your books, every student receives a candy bar and a chance to enter-to-win a $500 scholarship to use at the Campus Store. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there.
Learn more about the contest rules, how to enter and partner events at uofuhealth.org/sunsafe.
Join the Wasatch Experience
Apply by May 4 at tinyurl.com/wasatchexp
The Wasatch Experience will be Aug. 8-9, 2018. Apply now.
Who can participate? Volunteers who are willing to share samples and data for research. These can be family, friends and anyone who wants to help advance our knowledge on cancer.
How do I participate? You are willing to give blood, and possibly other samples from your body such as urine, stool and saliva. You are willing to fill out questionnaires in regards to your physical and emotional health, and lifestyle. We would also like to collect information and samples at six, 12 and 24 months after you join the study. This is optional.
Why should I take part? This study is an opportunity to contribute samples and information that will be used to accelerate cancer research and improve patient care. Participants like you are vital to our success.
We invite you to participate in this important research or learn more.If you have study questions or want to participate please contact: SUPPORT Study Team at 801-213-6166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.