Announcements

LINDA K. AMOS AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

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The 2016 Women’s Week Committee, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Office for Equity and Diversity request nominations for the 17th annual Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women. This award recognizes an individual staff or faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the university.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 15, 2015, at noon.

Please send nomination materials electronically to: amos-award@utah.edu and use the subject line “LK Amos Award Nomination.”

For more information, click here.


RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LANGUAGE STUDY

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions:

1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome).

2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome).

3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome).

4. Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English.

If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


LAW SCHOOL ‘ROCK STAR’ ERWIN CHEMERINSKY TO SPEAK AT THE U
Feb. 4, 2016 |5:30-7:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, 6th floor moot courtroom


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He’s the closest thing the law school circuit has to a rock star. And now Erwin Chemerinsky is headed to the University of Utah, scheduled to speak Feb.4 as part of the 50th Annual Leary Lecture at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Chemerinsky is a well-known professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. He also taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California School of Law, UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court published in 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.  His lecture is expected to be a huge draw at the U for the legal community, where he’ll reflect on the last half century of constitutional law.  He is available for media interviews prior to his visit.  Those interested in attending can RSVP here.


UTAH INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT REMINDER

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Reminder:  In accordance with the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is not allowed in any university facility or vehicle; owned, operated or leased. Smoking is not allowed within 25 feet of any building entrance, operable window or air intake.


JOHN R. PARK TEACHING FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2016


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Park Fellowships are awarded to faculty who will undertake one semester activity during the 2015-2016 academic year to study at a site outside the state of Utah with the purpose of enriching and enlarging the individual’s teaching role. Tenure-line and career-line faculty are eligible.

Preference will be given to applicants whose primary affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah. Each award is for $5,000 with the possibility of an additional $5,000 to the faculty member’s department to help defray costs for released time. These awards will be announced in February 2016.