UNC Today: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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UNC Researcher’s Winning Bat Photo Takes Internet by Storm

A stunning image of a bat fetus produced by University of Northern Colorado Professor Rick Adams is circulating widely online after placing 15th out of 2,000 entries submitted from 88 countries in Nikon's annual Small World contest. Continue Reading.

Advising Services Renamed Major Exploration & Academic Probation

Major Exploration & Academic Probation is the new name of the department formerly known as Advising Services within Academic Support & Advising. The new name is an effort to clarify the populations the department serves. Exploring students or students on academic probation should be referred to Major Exploration & Academic Probation.

The advising staff and services are still the same, which means staff can advise exploring students on major selection, course selection and PIN, and also advise students on academic probation and remove their probation registration hold once they have met with department staff.

Please update any references to Advising Services in your own materials/website to Major Exploration & Academic Probation. The website at http://www.unco.edu/major-exploration-academic-probation/ has been updated to reflect the name change: Please take a look at the site to learn more about our student populations and services.

Call for Proposals: Faculty Reassignment Awards for Research, Scholarship, Creative Works

The Faculty Teaching Reassignment for Research, Scholarship and Creative Works Program offers one-course faculty teaching releases to give faculty members a concentrated assignment in research, scholarship and creative works (RSCW) during the 2018-19 academic year.

Colleges establish their own deadlines, specify any additional selection criteria beyond Awardee Minimum Criteria, implement an invitation process for applicants and make awards with input from their leadership teams (e.g., a standing or ad hoc advisory group might include school directors, chairs and representative faculty).

More information can be found on the Office of Research website. Questions should be directed to Bob Houser at Robert.houser@unco.edu.

Deadline Extended for Abstracts for Undergraduate Fall Symposium

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Undergraduate Research Fall Symposium has been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. The three winners of the adjudicated symposium will be supported in their paper/performance submission to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and their travel to the conference will be covered by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Abstracts may be submitted for traditional research in any field, composition or performance in music or theatre and visual art. More information is available on the OUR website.

Summer Artist-in-Residence to Speak Tomorrow

UNC summer artist-in-residence Dylan Gebbia Richards will discuss his largest, most ambitious project to date, "Echo," from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Guggenheim 001. The bold and colorful project by the Boulder-based artist is on view in the Mariani Gallery in Guggenheim Hall through Dec. 11. Continue Reading.

Orders for PASC Appreciate-a-Bear Day Due Oct. 14

Recognize a colleague, supervisor or student employee by sending them a plush, stuffed bear (view photo) with a personalized note on Wednesday, Oct. 18, for PASC's Appreciate-a-Bear Day. Bears are $3 each; all proceeds will go to UNC's Helping Hands program. Order bears by Oct. 14 for delivery on Oct. 18 using this Qualtrics form.

RSVPs for Community Engaged Scholars Symposium Luncheon Due Oct. 12

Faculty members and community partners are invited to join Virginia Visconti and Liz Gilbert from the Colorado School of Public Health for an interactive workshop luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. during UNC's Community Engaged Scholars Symposium on Oct. 24. RSVPs for the luncheon must be made by Oct. 12 using this Qualtrics form.

Titled "Competence and Humility: The Real Path to Authentic Engagement," the interactive session will explore what cultural competence and cultural humility are, why both matter for the pursuit of authentic engagement and how both can be cultivated as participants identify their next steps for strengthening critical self-reflection and relationship building among diverse partners.

The symposium, which includes poster presentations after the luncheon, will be held in the Panorama room of the University Center. There is no charge to attend.

If you would like to submit a poster for the symposium, please contact the Office of Engagement.

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