Announcements

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Housing & Residential Education changes for 2017-18
Spring 2017 textbook adoptions due Oct. 15
U physicists share supercomputing grant
HCI Graphic Design USA award
UIT makes changes to manage UMail spam
University Teaching Committee awards
Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway presented by America First Credit Union
MathWorks MATLAB Total Academic Headcount site license for U community
U5K now a WellU option


HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION CHANGES FOR 2017-18

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The University of Utah’s Housing & Residential Education office is announcing housing changes for 2017-2018 to current residents, staff partners, and community members. These changes reflect an increase in housing demand, projected occupancy needs, and our continued commitment to support student success through the on-campus housing experience. Changes will begin next year and are reflected in the below notice.

Housing eligibility:
Beginning Fall 2017, undergraduate students living on-campus through Housing & Residential Education will be required to enroll in a minimum of 12-credit hours. Graduate students living on-campus will be required to enroll in a minimum of 6-credit hours.

Prospective residents should make note of this requirement when applying for housing beginning Feb. 10, 2017.

Space changes:
Spaces within Gateway Heights will be adjusted beginning Fall 2017 to include additional triple rooms. Following this change, most rooms within Gateway Heights will be triple rooms including lofted beds. Additional spaces are also being reviewed in order to create more residential spaces.

Prospective residents will see these new room configurations when signing up for housing through Housing U online.

Current students will be notified via email. Information will also be posted on our website. Should students or staff have additional questions, please direct them to contact our office at info@housing.utah.edu or 801-587-2002.


SPRING 2017 TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS DUE OCT. 15

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If you have not submitted your textbook adoptions to the University Campus Store for 2017 Spring or Summer semesters, it’s not too late. Submitting adoptions is as easy—simply complete the University Campus Store’s online textbook adoption form. If you need assistance in submitting your textbook information, please contact Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321; dnelson@CampusStore.utah.edu.

The prompt submission of textbook adoptions by faculty each semester enables the Campus Store to stock necessary books in a timely manner and increases the chances of offering used textbooks, eBooks, and rental textbooks, which help students save up to 50% off of new book prices. The Campus Store relies heavily on your timely response, so please do not delay.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Campus Store’s textbook adoption program, best wishes for another great academic year.


U PHYSICISTS SHARE SUPERCOMPUTING GRANT
ibm_blue_gene_p_supercomputerA University of Utah high-performance computing project has been awarded funding by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project. The U will share the $10 million, four-year award with eight other institutions participating in the project.
Exascale computing describes the next generation of supercomputers that will be capable of performing a billion billion operations per second. The awards facilitate developments of algorithms and applications for exascale computing to perform research that is not possible with current technology.

The U’s project aims to learn more about the fundamental particles and interactions that make up matter in the universe. Discovering additional particles and interactions may answer long-standing questions about elusive dark matter and about the origin of the universe. The project will also study the structure of the nuclei of atoms.


HCI GRAPHIC DESIGN USA AWARD

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Huntsman Cancer Institute’s 2014 Top Science report received a 2016 American Inhouse Design Award by Graphic Design USA. The competition recognizes and celebrates excellence in inhouse design and the contributions made to their organizations.

Fellow recipients of the 2016 Inhouse Design Award include Amazon, the American Heart Association, PepsiCo, Univision, and Yale University, among others. The report was produced under the creative/editorial direction of Meredith Vehar, associate director of communications, and the HCI communications group.


UIT MAKES CHANGES TO MANAGE UMAIL SPAM

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As part of The University of Utah’s proactive stance on reducing the amount of email spam, we continue to implement best practices in security controls within the UMail environment. Accordingly, on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. we removed off-campus access to less-secure means of sending/receiving UMail. This method is referred to as “Authenticated SMTP” in some email clients.

The vast majority of University UMail users are connecting to UMail through secure channels (HTTPS) and modern, industry-standard connectors. The small number of identified users of off-campus SMTP UMail have been identified and contacted directly and advised to change the way they send/receive email so that they don’t experience any UMail service disruption.

In the rare event that you or a colleague are affected by this change, other options are:

For IT security reasons, the U currently does not support the Outlook mobile app for iOS/Android. Please do not try to use the mobile app to access UMail.

If you know of colleagues who received a direct email from UIT and are unsure why, or have any other questions, please call your local help desk or a central help desk:

  • Main Campus: UIT Help Desk 801-581-4000 x1
  • Hospitals and Clinics: ITS Service Desk 801-587-6000

UNIVERSITY TEACHING COMMITTEE AWARDS

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The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques and recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching. A variety of awards are now seeking nominations.

To see criteria and deadlines, click here.


UTAH RED ZONE FAN CAVE GIVEAWAY PRESENTED BY AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

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Utah Red Zone and America First Credit Union are working together to give one lucky Utah Football fan the best seat in the house with the Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway. Utah Red Zone will make one fan’s living room have as much Utah pride as they do with a fully furnished and decorated fan cave for the perfect home and away game experience.

The Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway grand prize includes:

  • Samsung 65″ Class 4K Ultra HD TV
  • (2) Imperial University of Utah Recliners
  • Blakeway framed Rice-Eccles stadium panorama
  • Northwest Utah tapestry woven blanket
  • Northwest Utah plush throw blanket
  • Northwest Utah rug
  • Legacy Utah vintage game poster artwork
  • Legacy Utah wall-mount bottle opener
  • Legacy Utah serving tray
  • Paulson Designs Utah athletic logo canvas art
  • Authentic Street Signs “Man Cave” sign
  • Dahl large vinyl decal

and more Utah Red Zone merchandise.

Utah fans can enter to win the Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway by going to URedZone.com/FanCaveGiveaway. The lucky winner will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the Utah Football season.

For more information, call or visit Utah Red Zone or the University Campus Store.


MATHWORKS MATLAB TOTAL ACADEMIC HEADCOUNT SITE LICENSE FOR U COMMUNITY

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The University of Utah has negotiated and obtained a campus wide MathWorks MATLAB Total Academic Headcount site license for MATLAB, Simulink and 48 companion software products.

Access to the products will be available through the Office of Software License web store beginning Sept. 1, 2016, and the software is available to all students, faculty and staff for academic purposes, including academic research.

Information regarding this license, product pricing and the available products can be found here./bs_col]


U5K NOW WELLU OPTION

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For the first time, the annual Homecoming Scholarship 5K (U5K) will be a WellU option. This race is a great start to Homecoming Saturday and there will be lots of food and prizes.

Hope to see you there.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: 332 S. 1400 East (Old Law School building)