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Fall 2013 final grades submission
Final grades submission of graduate and undergraduate grades for the 2013 fall semester via My Akron is quickly approaching. The My Akron icon can be found at the top of the UA homepage
- Final grade rosters will be available beginning Friday, Dec. 6.
- Access to final grade rosters will be available until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, the deadline for submitting all final grades.
- To ensure that your final grade rosters will be available to you when you need them, it is recommended that you access My Akron as soon as possible to verify that an electronic class roster is presently available for each class/section that you are a primary or secondary instructor of record. If a class roster is not available for each class/section that you teach, please contact your department immediately to correct the instructor-of-record information.
- The assignment of an I (incomplete) grade “indicates that the student has done passing work in the course but that some part of the work is, for good and acceptable reason, not complete at the end of the term.” Visit Grade Policy and Credit.
- The assignment of an IP (in progress) grade “indicates that the student has not completed the scheduled coursework during the semester because the nature of the course does not permit completion within a single semester, such as work toward a thesis. An IP grade should be assigned only in graduate courses.” Visit Grade Policy and Credit.
- Instructors are strongly encouraged to enter a student's last date of attendance, if applicable, for those students receiving an "F" or "NCR" (no credit) grade. The Software Training and Technological Services website provides documentation on this process, as well as an online tutorial.
- All grades entered and saved will be posted to the student’s academic record nightly. Once a final grade (A – F or CR/NCR) has been posted, grade changes cannot be made electronically. In the event that you discover an error in the assignment of a final grade that has already been posted, you will need to complete and submit an official Change of Grade to the Office of the University Registrar. The Change of Grade form is available in My Akron through the Faculty/Staff tab. Posted grades of I (Incomplete), IP (In Progress) or NGR (No Grade Reported) may be changed online via the applicable grade roster in My Akron at any time after the I, IP, or NGR has been posted.
- Please take a moment to view the online “Record Grades” tutorial, which will provide you with instructions for entering grades.
Please direct technical questions about online grade entry to the Technology Learning Support Center at ext. 6888. If you have any questions regarding the timeline for grade entry, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the University Registrar at ext. 8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To the headlines.
How to help a student who is having difficulties
Technology update: system now stable
The University’s technology network is stable and functioning as it should. We have been able to fix issues and stabilize the technology, including the wired and wireless networks and Springboard.
Given the complexity of our computing environment, it is possible that problems could linger. If you encounter any issues while using the University's technology, please contact the Support Center at ext. 6888 as soon as possible.
You also can follow our technology services on the IT Status Page. To the headlines.
Online map significantly improved
We've made big improvements to the University's online map. Beyond enhancements to the map itself, you'll notice an improved search function, an easier-to-read presentation and a number of nips and tucks.
Significantly, the map is now mobile-friendly, meaning it is easy to view and manipulate on a smart phone.
More improvements are on the way, including the addition of walking paths, a feature that will help new students find their way on campus.
If you notice something that needs correcting, send a note to email@example.com.
➔ View the new online map. To the headlines.
Free tickets to Jingle Jazz with Boston Brass
Wrap a jazzy bow around the holidays with the highly acclaimed Boston Brass on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Faculty and staff can receive up to two free VIP tickets per valid Zip Card for the Jingle Jazz concert at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office through Friday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. (No refunds on previously purchased tickets.)
Joining the Boston Brass will be trumpeter Jack Schantz, pianist Joe Augustine, vocalist Patty LaNasa and more musical merrymakers from the School of Music.
Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. The Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble will be performing during a festive holiday reception in the Robertson Lobby. Reception gift bags will feature a 2013 First Night pin, Thomas Hall pen and more. Parking is free.
The event is part of the UArts Initiative. The reception is being hosted by the Office of the President, Office of Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Thomas Hall and the School of Music. The concert is presented by the School of Music's Kulas Concert Series and Thomas Hall. To the headlines.
Can you accept that gift?
It's the season for giving. Here's what you should know about the state's ethics laws as they pertain to gifts.
In general, Ohio's Ethics Laws prohibit public employees from either soliciting or accepting “things of value” from parties with whom they do business or from parties seeking to do business with a public entity.
Gifts, meals and entertainment are included in “things of value” if their value has a “substantial” and “improper” influence upon the public employee in the performance of his/her duties.
UA has a parallel provision in its Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment policy whereby a university employee may not “give or accept anything of value that may substantially or improperly influence him or her with respect to his or her university duties.” Whether a gift, meal, entertainment and other things of value could have a “substantial” and “improper” influence upon a public employee depends on the facts and circumstances.
If you would like further guidance, please contact the Office of General Counsel at ext. 7830. | To the headlines.
Daniel McCarthy places second
in Doc Severinsen contest
Music professor and composer Daniel McCarthy is one of three composers to win the 2013 Doc Severinsen International Composition Contest.
As the second place winner, McCarthy, who also chairs the Composition and Theory Section at the School of Music, will receive $5,000 for "The Tao of Infinity."
The competition is named after famous jazz trumpeter Doc Severinsen, the longtime bandleader of "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and a Grammy Award winner. Severinsen chose the winning compositions, noting that McCarthy's "Tao," scored for solo trumpet and symphony orchestra, was a close second. "It had great melodies," observed Severinsen. "I loved the material." Story continues online
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Law faculty accomplishments
Faculty in the School of Law recently made the following contributions to their fields:
- Kristen Barnes, assistant professor, presented “Foreclosure in the United States,” at the 2013 LatCrit Conference in Chicago; and “Inequities in the Mortgage Loan and Foreclosure Process: Making the Case for Anti-Deficiency Legislation,” at the Poverty Law Conference sponsored by American University Washington College of Law.
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- An article by Stefan J. Padfield, professor, titled “Who Should Do the Math? Materiality Issues in Disclosures that Require Investors to Calculate the Bottom Line,” was cited in the amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and National Association of manufacturers. The case is Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.”
Reminder: Donations needed
Zips Assistance Pantry
The Zips Assistance Pantry is a new outreach program for our students. Based on the needs of our current campus community, the pantry was created to provide assistance with the basic necessities of daily living. The pantry is sponsored by the University Safety Consortium, Student Assistance Group, in partnership with the School of Social Work.
The next Zips Assistance Pantry will be held in Simmons Hall 101 on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m. All students are invited to come to the pantry and will be allowed access with valid Zip Cards.
If your department would like to contribute, please request a mail bin to use for collected items by contacting Jennie Sette at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please return the bin to your mailroom the morning of Monday, Dec. 9, for pick up.
The pantry will be stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, cotton swabs, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, male deodorant, female deodorant, dish soap, household cleaners, detergent, trash bags and light bulbs.
Items we do not take — medication of any kind, razors and food. If there is an item you would like to see in the pantry, please e-mail the pantry coordinator with your suggestion.
Please help spread the word about this free service. For more information, contact the pantry coordinator, Jennie Sette, at email@example.com.
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Mavericks operating system available soon
Information Technology Services has been working to add support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and offer users with University-owned Apple computers the option to upgrade to Apple's latest advanced operating system.
The main issue has been support for McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac. Apple has stated it will not allow McAfee to run a third-party encryption product on any version of OS X 10.9 or greater. Therefore, McAfee has released a new product, McAfee Managed Native Encryption (MNE), which manages Apple's FileVault 2 encryption system built into OS X 10.8 and newer.
ITS has been updating standard image and setup instructions to support the new McAfee MNE/FileVault 2 process, and is hopeful that OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be offered to all users prior to the start of spring semester.
FileVault 2 offers new improvements to the Apple Whole Disk Encryption User experience:
- Single sign-on for OS X i.e., sign into the FileVault 2 Encryption Pre-Boot environment only and it will take the machine all the way to the user's desktop.
- Improved system performance from usage of the native OS X whole disk encryption system.
- Improved support for Apple Software Updates such as Firmware and OS Updates.
- Quicker turn around on resolving technical issues since ITS does not need to decrypt the drive when there are hard drive or system file permission issues.
Finally, there have also been issues with new Apple computer models that do not support an operating system version less than OS X 10.9. We will begin setting up these machines once our Mavericks image is released for production. ITS will post an announcement in the Digest when OS X 10.9 is ready for campus.
If you have questions, please call Eugene Marchand at ext. 2489. To the headlines.
Department of Biology to host
lecture on visual system development
Dr. Jordan Renna will speak about "Bright Lights, Late Nights and Long Flights, The Role of Melanopsin in Visual System Development" on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in Auburn Science and Engineering Center B201. The talk is free and open to the public.
Renna is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. His research explores the mechanism of neural circuit development using cutting-edge electrophysiological, molecular and optogenetic techniques. This work should ultimately help clinicians devise better strategies for repairing or regenerating neural circuits damaged due to injury or developmental disorders.
For more information, please contact the faculty host, Dr. Randy Mitchell, at ext. 5122, or firstname.lastname@example.org. To the headlines.
Learn to develop an online course
Design and Development and the Institute for Teaching and Learning will host “Designing and Developing Your Online Course: A 40-hour Hands-on Workshop” from Feb. 3 to April 16. It will meet every Monday and Wednesday in Leigh Hall 208
from 2 to 4 p.m.
Design and development staff will demonstrate all of the steps needed to move your content to an online delivery format. Demonstrations will be followed by hands-on time to implement the information into your own course. Each participant will be assigned an instructional/curriculum designer to guide him or her through the process. Participants will leave with a variety of resources, including templates, handouts, samples and completed course content.
Registration is required. As a prerequisite, participants should be very comfortable using the basic features of Springboard. You will need to bring materials with you for the course you will be developing during the workshop. Register at ITL Seminars. To the headlines.
SEAC hosting Giving Tree
The Staff Employee Advisory Committee (SEAC) is sponsoring a Giving Tree to collect items for Summit County Children’s Services Holiday Toy Room. The tree will be set up in front of DocuZip (during its hours of operation) in the Student Union from Wednesday, Dec. 4, to Wednesday, Dec. 11.
The Holiday Toy Room is a place where foster parents, caregivers and client families “shop” for toys and gifts to give to their children. No money is exchanged – everything is available at no cost to eligible agency client families. Donations of toys and gifts for all ages of children, especially infants and teens, are needed. Please feel free to hang hats, gloves, scarves and small gifts right on the tree. Children’s Services has provided a list of age-appropriate gift items.
All collected items will be delivered to Summit County Children Services by Friday, Dec. 15. If you have questions, please contact Jeanne Semilia at ext. 7087. To the headlines.
Parking updates through Dec. 6
- Vine Street parking spaces, south of the Stile Athletics Field House, will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Friday, Dec. 6, for a landscaping project.
- Parking Lot 10, east of the Stile Athletics Field House, will be partially closed throughout the month of December for an electrical project on the field house roof. Alternate parking for commuters will be available in Lot 8 by Ocasek Natatorium and Lot 1 - East Campus Parking Deck.
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- Lot 28, at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. for a special event that evening. It will remain closed Friday, Dec. 6, for the Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. Alternate parking for commuter vehicles will be available in Lot 27, by Guzzetta Hall, as well as Lots 29 and 45 by Olson Research Center and the Lincoln Building, located on Forge Street.
Women's History Project celebrated
When the 30th anniversary of the Women's History Project of the Akron Area was celebrated in late November, it also was a time to honor UA's part in establishing the organization.
One of the founders of the project, which honors the women who have been integral to making Akron what it is today, is the late Faye Dambrot. She taught in the Department of Psychology for 23 years, retiring in 1989 as an associate professor emeritus. Dambrot also helped launch UA's Women's Studies program. She remained active in education and community organizations until her death in 2000.
On hand to share stories of his mother was Keith Dambrot, UA's head basketball coach. In this video, he also talks about his mother's impact on the community, UA and his life. You can read more about Faye Dambrot's life and contributions on the Women's History Project website.
At the celebration, it was announced that the Women's History Project would merge with the Summit County Historical Society. To the headlines.
Volunteers needed for Science Tournament
UA will host the Akron Regional Science Olympiad Tournament on Saturday, March 15. Local high school and middle school students will be on campus all-day competing for a chance to qualify for the state tournament in April 2014.
Volunteers are needed to help lead or assist with the 46 events that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours for this event, please contact Laurel Lohrey at LLohrey@uakron.edu or ext. 8178
We are also looking for a room with an unobstructed ceiling of 12 feet or higher for our helicopter competition. Please send recommendations to LLohrey@uakron.edu. To the headlines.
New minimum wage rate begins Jan. 1
The state of Ohio has announced that effective Jan. 1, 2014, the new minimum wage rate in Ohio will be $7.95 per hour. The Student Employment Office, Human Resources and the Payroll Office will work together to apply the 2014 minimum wage increase automatically to those employees and student assistants currently earning less than $7.95 per hour. Lists of the employees and student assistants affected will be distributed to department chairs and directors before Dec. 20.
For student employees only:
- For all student assistants currently being paid $7.85-$7.94, the pay rate will be automatically increased to $7.95 by the Office of Student Employment. No paperwork is necessary on the part of supervisors.
- Student assistants working on Dec. 30 or 31 who are affected by this increase will have their compensation adjusted by payroll to reflect the accurate rate of pay for that pay period.
For questions regarding student employees, please contact Anna Bahvala, assistant director of student employment, at Bahvala@uakron.edu
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Reminder: Please provide a toy for child in need
Civic Engagement Programs is hosting Winter Wishes – Toys for Tots Donation Drive until Friday, Dec. 6. The Toys for Tots Program, organized by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, helps less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of the holiday season.
As a registered drop-off location for the Toys for Tots Program, UA plays an important role in the holiday celebration of those in our community.
Please consider donating new, unused and unwrapped toys for families and children. Items can be dropped off in boxes located within the Center for Service and Leadership on the first floor of the Student Union until this Friday.
Tax deductions may be available for those who contribute. For more information, please contact Alison Doehring, coordinator of civic engagement, at email@example.com or ext. 7352. To the headlines.
Akron Roundtable: Focus on the arts
A panel discussion featuring Akron’s newest arts leaders will be presented at the next Akron Roundtable on Thursday, Dec. 12, at noon in the Quaker Station Ballroom. Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs is the luncheon sponsor.
Moderated by Dave Lieberth, Akron's retired deputy mayor, the panel will include Mark Masuoka, executive director and CEO of the Akron Art Museum; Paul Jarrett, executive director of the Akron Symphony Orchestra; and Jarrod Hartzler, executive director of the Tuesday Musical Association.
Members of the campus community may purchase tickets to the luncheon by calling 330-247-8682 or visiting the Akron Roundtable website. Please encourage students in the School of Music, the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration, and Myers School or Art to attend. At the conclusion of the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for questions. To ensure parking for those attending, you are urged to walk or to ride the Roo Express shuttle to Quaker Square. To the headlines.
Symphony Orchestra to perform Dec. 5
The Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 292 East Market St., one block north of campus. Faculty violinist Alan Bodman and faculty cellist Erica Snowden will be featured.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To the headlines.
Upcoming recitals and concerts
Guzzetta Recital Hall will provide the setting for several upcoming musical events, which are free and open to the public.
- Every trombone music major, from undergraduate to masters-level students, will perform a solo at the Trombone Studio Recital on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. (Pictured above is the Trombone Choir.)
- The Men's Chorus will present a concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. The program, “Journeys of an Akron Man,” is directed by Zack Richards and accompanied on piano by Angelica Fulop.
- Members of the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform together on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m. The program includes compositions by Gibbons, Kuhnau, C.V. Stanford, Paulus, Shank, LaBenne, Britten, Poulenc, Hassler, Trotta, Tin, Hatfield, Enns, Sirret and an arrangement by Wilby. Dr. Vaughn Roste conducts.
For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail email@example.com. To the headlines.
TubaChristmas celebrating 34th year
with Tucker Jolly on Dec. 21
Hundreds of tubas trimmed with tinsel, garlands and lights will fill the stage of E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall for the 34th anniversary of Akron's beloved TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 21.
There are two performances scheduled, at noon and 2:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public as a holiday gift to the community from the School of Music and Thomas Hall.
Dave Lieberth, Akron's retired deputy mayor, is the guest soloist. Tucker Jolly, founder of Akron's TubaChristmas and emeritus professor of music at UA, conducts the holiday carols and sing-alongs with guest conductors Robert Jorgensen and Andy Larson.
Akron's TubaChristmas is free for the audience while the musicians pay a $10 registration fee to participate. Low brass musicians who want to play can register on the day of the performances in the ticket lobby of Thomas Hall, accessible from the parking deck, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. A rehearsal will be held from from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
For more information about performing, contact ext. 8301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For audience information, call ext. 7570 or visit UAevents.com. To the headlines.
Ohio Band Directors Conference concerts
The 42nd annual Ohio Band Directors Conference concerts are scheduled Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 9 a.m. in Student Union Ballrooms A/B.
The performances will include guest conductor Colonel H. Bruce Gilkes, and guest composer Julie Giroux. For details, call ext. 6919 or visit the 42nd annual Ohio Band Directors Conference online. To the headlines.
Zip Card offices have gift cards available
Gift cards are always available at our Zip Card offices. You can choose from a variety of different dining locations on campus or get one card that can be used at all dining locations. These on-campus cards make a great holiday gift for co-workers or student employees.
Please stop by one of our Zip Card offices today to pick up some holiday gift cards. Offices are located in Honors Complex 142, Simmons Hall 106, or at the Polsky Building by the food court on the third floor, Visit Zip Card Office online to learn more, or call ext. 5637. To the headlines.
Bring your elves to campus
to bake holiday cookies
Mrs. Claus is coming to the Pie Factory at Quaker Square on Saturday, Dec. 14, and she is baking cookies. Bring your little elves to campus and join in this festive event from 10 a.m. until noon. The cost is $20 per participant and will include baking and decorating holiday cut-outs, a coloring contest and free refreshments.
There are only 25 spots available. Please call ext. 7492 to make a reservation. To the headlines.
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Summit on Retention website is live
As promised, the website devoted to information related to our UA Summit on Retention is live, complete with video and comprehensive resources for your review. See the website
We look forward to your feedback and ideas. To the headlines.
Clicker demos scheduled this week
We invite your attendance and encourage your feedback in December as three vendors of audience response systems (“clickers”) visit campus to demonstrate the features of their products. Here is the schedule for the presentations:
- Tuesday, Dec. 3, Turning Technologies, Student Union 308, 10 a.m., noon and 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 4, iClicker, Student Union 308, 10 a.m., noon and 4 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 5, Top Hat, Student Union 308, 10 a.m., noon and 4 p.m.
UA has used clickers for more than 10 years, both for credit courses and for administrative and special events. Instructors use clickers as a pedagogical tool to emphasize inquiry, dialogue and debate in the Socratic tradition; as a formative tool to provide immediate feedback on concept attainment; and as a classroom management tool to encourage student engagement and monitor student performance and attendance. Clickers are also used on and off campus for guest lectures, presentations, and anonymous audience surveys and votes.
With the availability of virtual clicker systems that allow participants to use wireless mobile devices for responding, UA has arrived at a crossroads in implementation and support. Currently, such devices do not work with the system in use on campus. Therefore, we have invited three vendors to demonstrate systems that would allow the use of virtual devices. Virtual technology could also enable real-time participation by remote distance-learning students (attending at a connected distance-learning classroom or through a desktop connection).
We look forward to your participation and receiving your input on the vendors' products. To the headlines.
Wellness Wednesday: 'General Office Safety'
“General Office Safety: Avoiding the Dangers” will be presented by David Tiller, director of UA's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, at the next Wellness Wednesday talk on Dec. 4 in Student Union 312. Tiller will cover a wide range of topics, including risk reduction, avoidance of strains, sprains, slips, trips and falls, as well as fire safety and prevention, and electrical safety.
The Wellness Wednesday speaker series is presented by Talent Development and Human Resources, and all sessions are scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m.
Reservations requested. Reserve your seat now.
- Change Your Thoughts: Improve Your Health, Dec. 11, Student Union 312
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Training sessions available
for successful FRC Fellowship proposals
Katie Watkins-Wendell, assistant vice president for research, is once again offering training on the successful navigation of the Faculty Research Committee (FRC) guidelines and application process for the 2013-2014 Summer Fellowship Competition. The remaining session will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Student Union 310 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The University annually provides funds for summer fellowships. All full-time faculty are encouraged to apply. Regardless of tenure status, faculty members who receive summer fellowships in two consecutive years are ineligible in the third year. Awards are generally made within six weeks after the proposal submission deadline.
RSVP to Kelly Ruszkiewicz and designate which session you plan to attend.
The application deadline is Jan. 24, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. for the 2013-2014 Summer Fellowship Competition. Here are the guidelines and forms to apply.
For more information, visit the Office of Research Administration blog
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Supporting Student Success Series continues
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Institute for Teaching and Learning are offering the Supporting Student Success Series for faculty, staff, contract professionals and teaching assistants to explore what we can do to better support the success of our students. Nine topics will be presented throughout the academic year and each will have “In the Classroom” and “Outside the Classroom” strategies.
Our third topic is “Embrace Undergraduates and Their Learning.”
"In the Classroom: Hands-on Learning in Science," will be presented by Theresa Beyerle, at right, associate director, ITL, and Aimee DeChambeau, at left, head of electronic services, University Libraries, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Bierce Library 154, from 1:10 to 2 p.m.
Please join Beyerle and DeChambeau, along with selected science faculty who have worked with getting students involved in science. An informal panel discussion will be the format.
You can visit the ITL website often for information on upcoming topics and then register to attend sessions at the ITL Online Registration.
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New Web-based IP programs
available to faculty and students
You and your students now have access to a new Web-based intellectual property (IP) educational program through the University of Akron Research Foundation and Executive IP. The first 35 members of the faculty and the first 25 students to enroll and complete the course will receive the training and certification for free.
As you know, an understanding of IP and, specifically of patents, is of critical importance to research sponsors. It can provide an additional source of revenue to UA labs, and is fast becoming an important metric on which universities, faculty and future employees are judged. Simply put, to be competitive, our faculty and students must become IP savvy.
With our new program, you can become certified in IP Fundamentals, Patent Fundamentals and Trademark Fundamentals. The program is short and fast-paced – just what you need to know. Most modules are five to 12 minutes in length. Our learning management system (LMS) will track your progress, enabling you to take each module as your schedule permits.
To register, please send your name, e-mail address, and role at UA to Elyse Ball, assistant counsel for the UA Research Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you have any questions, e-mail them to Ball. To the headlines.
Please complete Campus Usage Survey
for Parking and Transportation Services
Parking and Transportation Services has conducted onsite vehicle counting to determine the usage patterns on the main campus. In addition to this vehicle data, we ask you to take part in an online survey as an opportunity to provide your personal feedback on your parking lot usage.
Please follow this survey link
to an internal campus survey. Instructions are provided at the beginning of the survey. Thank you for your time and feel free to contact email@example.com
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Retirement celebration set for Pam Wellington
Pam Wellington, payroll clerk senior, is retiring after 29 years with the University, effective Dec. 31. A retirement party is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Administrative Services Building 107B, next to the Payroll Office, from 2 to 4 p.m. Come join us in wishing Pam a happy retirement.
For more information, contact Keren Childers at ext. 8399 or Carla Corsaro at ext. 6555. To the headlines.
Save the date for MLK Activities Fair
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Activities Fair will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The event, hosted annually on campus, enables the community to mark the King holiday as a “day on” rather than a “day off.” It also serves as an opportunity for community outreach that provides awareness of the University community to children in grades K-12 and their families.
The celebration has been very well received and attended, and the children enjoy the activities and excitement of being on a college campus. Community and student organizations provide activities and information that encourage nonviolence, civic responsibility, respect for differences, and the importance of education.
For additional information, contact the Multicultural Center at ext. 7008. To the headlines.
Job postings for student assistants
As we approach the end of fall semester, it is time to evaluate your staffing needs. As a reminder, if you are in need of a student assistant, please e-mail your job posting form
to Anna Bahvala at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Your job will be posted on the Student Employment
website until filled.
Posting jobs ensures that you receive a diverse pool of qualified applicants, it gives all students equal access to departmental positions, and, it is a regulation for hiring students. To the headlines.
School of Music students to perform next week
Guzzetta Recital Hall will be the venue for three performances scheduled next week School of Music groups.
► University Singers will present a winter recital on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. The program will include works by Palestrina, Nowowiejski, Bausano, Bach and Tallis. Bryan Nichols conducts.
► The Brass Choir will follow at 8:30 p.m. Its program will include Wagner's “Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” Plog's “Mini-Variations on Amazing Grace,” Cowell's “Rondo,” Byrd's “Earle of Oxford's Marche” and Niblock's “Triptych for Brass Ensemble.” Andy Larson will conducts.
► The Concert and University Bands will present an evening of music highlighting faculty and contemporary works on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. On the program will be Emmy Award-winning composer Julie Giroux, who will attend the performance; faculty composer Dr. Gene Milford and faculty trombonist Dr. James Albrecht.
The Concert Band program includes works by Giroux, Lo Presti, Chance and Dello Joio. The University Band program includes works by Giroux, Andrews, Gorham and Fannin.
All three concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail email@example.com
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'MythBusters' coming to E.J. Thomas Hall
A variety of entertainment is planned at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in the coming weeks, including:
The all-new live show “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage,” debuts for one performance only on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Hyneman and Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” will match wits on stage with each other and members of the audience. Faculty and staff can purchase a discount seat for $26.50. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office with a valid Zip Card (selected seats only).
For more information about all Thomas Hall events, visit UAevents.com or call the ticket office at ext. 7570. To the headlines.
How to get your information in E-Mail Digest
The E-mail Digest is a compilation of announcements sent Tuesday and Thursday to faculty, staff and contract professionals.
Send your news to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is noon the day before distribution.
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