Student Life

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.


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.


KICK START SPRING SEMESTER
Register by Dec. 15


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Get in on the action and fulfill a general education requirement before spring semester begins. Pre-spring intensive courses complete class time in just one week (Jan. 4-8), with some preparatory and post-class work.

PRE-SPRING SEMESTER 2016 – Jan. 4-8
Classes are held at the Murray location, and run Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a lunch break every day.

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GEO 3030 section 60 (fills IR & SF) three credit hours

Cross-Cultural Communication
LING 3600 section 60 (fills DV & HF) three credit hours

World Music
MUSIC 3600 section 60 (fills IR & FF) three credit hours

US National Govt
POLS 1100 section 60 (fills AI) three credit hours

These intensive classes will be as rigorous as a semester-long class and require attendance at each class session. In addition to time spent in the classroom, students will be required to complete pre and post-work. This work may include reading from the textbook or other sources, as well as completing online lectures, assignments and exams.

Additional information:

  • Register in CIS
  • Classes appears on U transcript
  • Classes held at 5282 S. 320 West, Suite D-110, Murray, (Near I-15, 5300 South exit)
  • Free parking
  • 15-minute walk from Murray Central TRAX and FrontRunner station
  • If class is full, please call 801-585-9963 to be added to the wait list

FEED YOUR CREATIVITY: SPRING 2016 NON-MAJOR ART COURSES


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You don’t have to be an art major to want to add a little creative flavor into your class schedule and we’re making it easy for you. Click here for the list of all the non-majors courses offered in the College of Fine Arts for Spring 2016 to ALL University of Utah students.

All skill levels from all backgrounds welcome. Join in and keep that right brain just as sharp as the left.


CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN UNTIL DEC. 18


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Have a story to share about how you’ve used emerging technology in your research, teaching and learning? Interested in an opportunity to present and publish? If so, submit an abstract to the Second Annual Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education here.

The symposium is free and open to the public; and will be held on Feb. 26, 2016, at the Marriott Library. Accepted abstracts will also be published as part of the conference’s proceedings here.