Women advancing women

The committee for the Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women is still looking for nominations or re-nominations for this prestigious award. They are looking for those who selflessly give their time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for other women at the university.

Harriet Hopf, professor of anesthesiology and bioengineering for the School of Medicine and senior special assistant to the office for faculty, was honored in 2017. With the cash award, she plans to create an interactive public space on campus where you can see and honor the previous recipients.

“When I look at the list of remarkable women who have won; I’m astounded and honored be on that list,” said Hopf. “I think those women, both faculty and staff, who have done big things should be honored. Women who are striving to advance all women, those are the ones who need to be nominated.”

Hopf was chosen for her consistency in fostering women’s growth and achievement, both within her academic department and campus wide. She also advises and mentors undergraduate and graduate level students through her American Women’s Medical Association and the Association of Future Female Physicians. In her role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Hopf led the revision of the Faculty Appointment Review and Advancement (FARA) statement to include promotion and tenure policies that address the importance of mentoring, teaching and non-laboratory based research.

Nominations must be made by a member of the university community (faculty, staff or student) and should include:

  1. A letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s commitment to improving the educational and/or working environment for women at the U.
  2. A brief CV, resume or biography of the candidate.
  3. One or more additional letters from the university community supporting the candidate.

Click here for full instructions and the list of past recipients.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at 12 p.m. Please send nomination materials electronically to amos-award@utah.edu and use the subject line “LK Amos Award Nomination.”

Linda K. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, was a professor of nursing and served for many years as dean of the College of Nursing and as associate vice president for Health Sciences. Throughout her career, she was the champion for improving the status and experience of women on campus.

HR Updates

By Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Linda K. Amos Subcommittee

The 2017 Women’s Week Committee, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Office for Equity and Diversity request nominations for the 18th 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.

The nominee should represent the ideals and actions of Dr. Linda K. Amos, for whom the award was named. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, was a professor of nursing and served for many years as dean of the College of Nursing and as associate vice president for Health Sciences. Throughout her career, she was the champion for improving the status and experience of women on campus.

The award will be presented during the March 2017 Women’s Week celebration.

Past recipients include Linda K. Amos (1999), Fern Gardner (2000), Victoria Judd (2001), JoAnn S. Lighty (2002), Kirtly Parker Jones (2003), M. Denise Dearing (2004), Carol Sansone (2005), Elizabeth Tashjian (2006), Kathryn Brooks (2007), Kathleen Digre (2008), Leigh Neumayer (2009), Debra Daniels (2010), Susan Olson (2011), Carrie Byington (2012), Joanne Yaffe (2013), Debra Willardson (2013), Cynthia Burrows (2014), Mary Anne Berzins (2015) and Kim Hackford-Peer (2016).

Nominations must be made by a member of the university community (faculty, staff or student) and should include the following:

  1. Letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s commitment to improving the educational and/or working environment for women at the University of Utah; this should be broadly focused on contributions and activities within the University, rather than at a national level. Nominees for the award will be considered in light of their cumulative, positive advancement of women at the University of Utah. Indicators of excellence may include one or more of the following:
  • Improving the educational environment for women at the department, college or university
  • Improving the working environment for women at the department, college or university
  • Establishing policies to include and value women’s contributions
  • Advancing equity and representation of women
  • Creating opportunities for women
  • Expanding the influence of women at the department, college or university
  1. Brief CV, resume or biography of the candidate
  2. One or more additional letters from the university community supporting the candidate

Previously nominated candidates can be re-nominated by submitting updated materials congruent with the current award criteria.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 12 p.m.

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

HR Updates

By Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Linda K. Amos Subcommittee

The 2017 Women’s Week Committee, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Office for Equity and Diversity request nominations for the 18th 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.

The nominee should represent the ideals and actions of Dr. Linda K. Amos, for whom the award was named. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, was a professor of nursing and served for many years as dean of the College of Nursing and as associate vice president for Health Sciences. Throughout her career, she was the champion for improving the status and experience of women on campus.

The award will be presented during the March 2017 Women’s Week celebration.

Past recipients include Linda K. Amos (1999), Fern Gardner (2000), Victoria Judd (2001), JoAnn S. Lighty (2002), Kirtly Parker Jones (2003), M. Denise Dearing (2004), Carol Sansone (2005), Elizabeth Tashjian (2006), Kathryn Brooks (2007), Kathleen Digre (2008), Leigh Neumayer (2009), Debra Daniels (2010), Susan Olson (2011), Carrie Byington (2012), Joanne Yaffe (2013), Debra Willardson (2013), Cynthia Burrows (2014), Mary Anne Berzins (2015) and Kim Hackford-Peer (2016).

Nominations must be made by a member of the university community (faculty, staff or student) and should include the following:

  1. Letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s commitment to improving the educational and/or working environment for women at the University of Utah; this should be broadly focused on contributions and activities within the University, rather than at a national level. Nominees for the award will be considered in light of their cumulative, positive advancement of women at the University of Utah. Indicators of excellence may include one or more of the following:
  • Improving the educational environment for women at the department, college or university
  • Improving the working environment for women at the department, college or university
  • Establishing policies to include and value women’s contributions
  • Advancing equity and representation of women
  • Creating opportunities for women
  • Expanding the influence of women at the department, college or university
  1. Brief CV, resume or biography of the candidate
  2. One or more additional letters from the university community supporting the candidate

Previously nominated candidates can be re-nominated by submitting updated materials congruent with the current award criteria.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 12 p.m.

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

Student Life

U DRIVE ELECTRIC DEADLINE EXTENDED

 Another excuse to buy an electric car! 

U Drive Electric deadline has been extended into Jan. 31, 2016, due to popular demand. U community members now have a longer opportunity to purchase or lease a, clean, plug-in hybrid or zero tailpipe emissions eclectic vehicle at a discounted price — 5-20 percent off MSRP. With the New Year’s spirit in the air and the inversion season upon us, U Drive Electric hopes to inspire and to facilitate a new generation of electric car owners. To receive the most current information, visit udriveelectric.org. The University of Utah is regularly considering and implementing solutions to lessen its environmental impact and to improve conditions for the community and future generations. The University’s Sustainability Office in partnership with Utah Clean Energy, and with a generous grant from UCAIR has joined together to offer this incentive program.


ANNUAL NOTICE: PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING AND COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

Every year, as a result of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, The University of Utah distributes a notice about its policy regarding peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright violations. All students, faculty and staff should understand that it is a violation of federal law and university policy to share and/or distribute copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. Violators may be subject to civil and criminal prosecution under federal law, as well as personal sanctions specified in university policy.

Please review the policy notice and contact helpdesk@utah.edu with any questions.


LINDA K. AMOS AWARD NOMINATIONS DEADLINE APPROACHING

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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, 2016, 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.


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


chemerinsky

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.


Student Life

LINDA K. AMOS AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

linda-amos

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


chemerinsky

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

indoorcleanairact
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.


FEED YOUR CREATIVITY: SPRING 2016 NON-MAJOR ART COURSES


Piano

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.

LINDA K. AMOS AWARD

By Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Linda K. Amos Subcommittee

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.

The nominee should represent the ideals and actions of Dr. Linda K. Amos, for whom the award was named. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, was a professor of nursing and served for many years as dean of the College of Nursing and as associate vice president for Health Sciences. Throughout her career, she was the champion for improving the status and experience of women on campus.

The award will be presented during the March 2016 Women’s Week celebration.

Past recipients include Linda K. Amos (1999), Fern Gardner (2000), Victoria Judd (2001), JoAnn S. Lighty (2002), Kirtly Parker Jones (2003), M. Denise Dearing (2004), Carol Sansone (2005), Elizabeth Tashjian (2006), Kathryn Brooks (2007), Kathleen Digre (2008), Leigh Neumayer (2009), Debra Daniels (2010), Susan Olson (2011), Carrie Byington (2012), Joanne Yaffe (2013), Debra Willardson (2013), Cynthia Burrows (2014) and Mary Anne Berzins (2015).

Nominations must be made by a member of the university community (faculty, staff or student) and should include the following:

  1. Letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s commitment to improving the educational and/or working environment for women at the University of Utah; this should be broadly focused on contributions and activities within the University, rather than at a national level. Nominees for the award will be considered in light of their cumulative, positive advancement of women at the University of Utah. Indicators of excellence may include one or more of the following:
  • Improving the educational environment for women at the department, college or university
  • Improving the working environment for women at the department, college or university
  • Establishing policies to include and value women’s contributions
  • Advancing equity and representation of women
  • Creating opportunities for women
  • Expanding the influence of women at the department, college or university
  1. Brief CV, resume or biography of the candidate
  2. One or more additional letters from the university community supporting the candidate

Previously nominated candidates can be re-nominated by submitting updated materials congruent with the current award criteria.

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.”