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Continuing Education and Community Engagement is Moving to Research Park
Office of Global Engagement Leadership Change
“The Bone Pile: Essays on Nature and Culture”
UMFA curator wins national award
Bend with your knees, not with your . . . ouch!
Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
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On May 14, CECE will officially open the doors to its new building in Research Park, located at 540 Arapeen Drive. CECE is thrilled to be moving to a beautiful building with modern technology that has been extensively remodeled with the student experience in mind. CECE classes that were once held in the Annex will be offered in the new building starting summer semester 2018. Please note, Youth Education staff will be located in the Annex (and President’s Circle for Club U) for summer camps and moving in the fall. Stay tuned for a grand opening invitation to tour our new space in fall of 2018. Come visit us.
During Hardman’s five-year tenure as chief global officer, the university’s international profile and visibility have grown considerably. He was instrumental in establishing the University of Utah Asia Campus in South Korea in 2014. The UAC enrollment has grown to more than 400 students in seven programs of study and this spring, UAC celebrated commencement for its second graduating class.
Hardman joined the U’s faculty in the Department of Special Education in 1975. His contributions and service include key leadership roles as the Interim Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs, dean of the College of Education, chair of the Department of Special Education, chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, and President and chair of the University of Utah Asia Campus Board of Directors. He holds the title of distinguished professor, served as PI on $12.7 million in federal and state-funded research and training projects in the areas of educational policy and reform, and authored/co-authored 10 textbooks (32 editions), as well as nearly 100 national and international refereed journal articles, monographs and book chapters.
Chris Ireland, professor of medicinal chemistry, has agreed to serve as the interim chief global officer, effective July 1, 2018. Through his current role as the chief administrative officer of UAC, and previous role as dean of the College of Pharmacy, Ireland has significant experience in the international arena. He has an exceptional record as a scholar and leader and has earned the trust and respect of colleagues across campus.
To read more about Werner’s new book and why he wrote it, click here.
Existing treatment options for chronic pain are insufficient, and as a result, 5 million to 8 million people with chronic pain are treated with opioids, as stated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2017. Chronic lower back pain in particular is the No. 1 non-cancerous pain for which opioids are prescribed. Current evidence for the long-term effectiveness of opioids is lacking, and there is considerable growing concern about side effects such as worsened mental health, potential for addiction, and accidental overdose. Many people taking opioids for chronic pain also report that their pain and ability to carry out daily activities are not sufficiently improved.
So, what are these individuals to do?
Researchers at the University of Utah are currently exploring two Strategies to Assist with Management of Pain (STAMP). The goal of the STAMP study is to offer people with opioid-treated chronic lower back pain one of two safe, non-medication supplementary treatments: Mindfulness Meditation (MM) or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), both of which have been tailored specifically for patients with chronic back pain. Participants in the STAMP study are trained in these techniques while continuing with their usual medical care. Both MM and CBT have strong research support for the treatment of chronic pain. The goal of the study is to find out which treatment is most beneficial to patients for long-term pain management.
Social workers and other clinicians who are interested in this study for their patients with opioid-treated chronic lower back pain can learn about this study at stampstudy.org. With this research, we hope to pave the way for more readily available treatment options to safely reduce the suffering of people experiencing chronic lower back pain.
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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.
For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go to veteransday.utah.edu or call 801-587-7722.