LAW LIBRARY CLOSURE AND MOVE
The law school and law library are moving to a new building this summer. The move will begin the week of July 13-17. The library will remain open that week; however, services will be extremely limited. Patrons will be able to use public computers or check out materials only. There will be no reference assistance and no ability to make copies or scans (our equipment will be moving that week).
The actual library move (books) will take place towards the end of July and into August. To that end, we will be closing the library starting Monday, July 20 (to all patrons except recent graduates studying for the July bar exam). No date set for the reopen of the new facility yet, but we are anticipating four weeks for the move. It could be more or less. The library will be open for business as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience and please contact the library if you have any questions. More details will be provided as the schedule progresses.
Bring your tent, camping gear and a picnic dinner for an unbelievable night in Red Butte Garden Friday, Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.–Saturday, Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m. This overnight campout will include games, s’mores and a late night movie. We’ll also provide a scrumptious catered breakfast Saturday morning for all participants.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., programming begins at 7 p.m. This is an event for all ages. Registration began June 1 and space is limited to 120 participants. Registration not required for children under the age of 3.
Click here to register.
LINA SVEDIN TAKES OVER AS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM
Professor Lina Svedin has been associated with the MPP program since 2007 and she teaches several core courses in the program, including policy analysis. She does most of her research on crisis and risk management, ethics and accountability. Currently, however, she is focusing on American taboos in public policy: how we make policy about things we feel we cannot talk about.
In addition to her work with the MPP program, Svedin is also transitioning from her position as associate MPA program director (2013-2015) to MPA program director and is looking forward to continuing to strengthen the MPP and MPA programs’ most central work; providing excellent education that prepares students for excellence in an evolving public service and researching the most pressing policy challenges that face our society.
As this next academic year kicks off, Svedin is preparing a number of talks and events across the year centered around two themes: “A Refocus on Ethics” and “Women in Public Service.” She hopes that you will join her at these events, network, reconnect and contribute to the conversation on these important issues.
Welcome to a brand new year.
CLEAR THE AIR CHALLENGE
The Clear the Air Challenge is all about improving air quality, reducing traffic congestion and conserving energy in Utah by eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips. By eliminating a few vehicle trips throughout your week, you can make a big difference in your community while competing for weekly prizes, grand prizes and statewide bragging rights.
Clean air is important for the U and you. Take the challenge and see firsthand how many pounds of emissions, gallons of gas and dollars we can save when we work together. Register for one of the U’s nearly 200 teams at ClearTheAirChallenge.org to make your commitment. And don’t forget to track your progress by logging into the site from your computer or mobile device.
U CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT
The University of Utah Alumni Association invites alumni and community members to participate in the inaugural U Championship Pro-Am golf tournament presented by University Credit Union on Monday, Aug. 10, at Willow Creek Country Club, 8505 Willow Creek Drive. PGA Champions Tour golfers scheduled to play include Bruce Summerhays, Jay Don Blake, Tom Pernice Jr. (2014 Charles Schwab Cup Champion) and Keith Clearwater. Local celebrities such as Michael Doleac, Josh Grant, Britton Johnsen and Luther Ellis are also set to play.
Amateur foursomes are $2,000; U Pro-Am foursomes (three amateurs plus one PGA or U player) are $3,500. Proceeds from the event will support the programs, services and scholarships of the U Alumni Association. Online registration closes on Thursday, Aug. 6.
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SAVE THE DATE: SEPT. 1, 2015
11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6th floor, S.J. Quinney College of Law (380 University Street)
Join the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends in celebrating the grand opening of the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event will begin with a short program followed by self-guided tours of the new facility. Light refreshments will be served.
Free parking is available at Rice-Eccles Stadium, but strongly encourage you to use public transportation. Take TRAX university line to the stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s trip planner or click the “public transit” option under “get directions” on Google Maps.
DISTINGUISHED INNOVATION AND IMPACT AWARD
Nominations open now, due Dec. 4
The Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award recognizes outstanding faculty innovators for contributions that improved the lives of people. The DIIA recognizes contributions by faculty from all academic disciplines, including health care, energy, environment, business, law, communications, technology or the arts. Awards are given each year to one or two outstanding faculty members who distinguished themselves and the university through entrepreneurial activities that resulted in innovations with a measurable societal impact. Faculty on career, clinical or tenure tracks are eligible. The recipient receives public recognition plus a $10,000 cash award to be used at his or her discretion.
Nominations for this award are accepted throughout the year on behalf of eligible faculty with at least five years of service at the University of Utah. Faculty, administrators and alumni are welcome to submit nominations for this prestigious university award. Past awardees are profiled at the Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars page.
Letters of nomination containing a short statement outlining the qualifications of the nominee and curriculum vitae for this award are now being solicited. Nominations should be submitted electronically using a nomination form found here. This success of our nomination campaign depends, to a large extent, on the initiative of departments, administrative offices and campus organizations.
The deadline for submission of the nominations is Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.
For more information, call Kataleeya Kumsooktawonge at 801-581-8661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOMINATE A LEADER FOR THE UTAH ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Do you know of a business, nonprofit or governmental agency that truly embodies ethical leadership? You should enter them into the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards competition, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Utah, Daniels Fund and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the Eccles School.
“Our collective goal is to recognize leadership in Utah businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities that embody best practices in ethical behaviors,” competition leaders said.
Any business, government entity or nonprofit in those sectors with ethical standards is encouraged to apply by the July 15 deadline. Click here for more information and to apply for the award.
One organization from each sector will be recognized. A specific honor, the Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award, will go to the winner of the business category. The three awards will be given at a Sept. 11 awards breakfast, based on the criteria discussed below.
The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are designed to recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity and in the importance of absolute ethical principles. As an exceptionally honest and fair businessman, he always based his decisions on what he believed was right – not what he thought was best for himself or his company. This attitude and style of conducting business earned Daniels incredible respect and loyalty throughout the business world. Learn more about Daniels and his business and philanthropic role in Utah here.
Nominees for the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards will be judged against the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles in determining the award winner. The principles are the following:
1. Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations.
2. Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships.
3. Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions.
4. Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications
5. Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships.
6. Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others.
7. Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations.
8. Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders.