UNC Today: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Internal Deadline for NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program Extended to Nov. 15

The National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF-MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. Proposals may be submitted to NSF-MRI for either acquisition or development of major research instruments.

The NSF proposal deadline for this program is Jan. 10, 2018. Because MRI is a limited submission program, UNC's internal limited submission process will be followed if multiple UNC faculty are interested in applying.

Faculty should notify OSP of their intent to submit an NSF-MRI proposal by completing a Notice of Intent to Submit through the OSP website by Nov 15. Official memo extending internal deadline.

Room Available in Campus Community and Climate Workshops

There's still room in upcoming workshops that are part of the Campus Community and Climate Professional Development series, which includes three tracks: Supervision, Team Building & Coaching, Conflict Resolution Capacity-Building and Equity and Inclusion. For details, including times and locations, workshop descriptions and how to register, consult the Campus Community and Climate website.

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International Education Week Schedule Announced

UNC will join hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. in celebrating International Education Week Nov. 13-17 with informative sessions and social events for students who want to learn about studying abroad and anyone interested in world cultures. This year's celebration will begin with the keynote address by UNC Professor of Geography Karen Barton from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall. Barton will present a case study of Africa's largest shipwreck -- the Joola disaster of 2002 -- conducted with support from the Council for Overseas American Research Center/NEH Senior Fellowship program.

A complete schedule and event summaries is available on the Center for International Education's website (PDF).

International Education Week, coordinated at UNC by its Center for International Education, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

First-Time Home Buyer Class Offered Again Nov. 15

Off-Campus Life will offer the First-Time Home Buyer class again from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the University Center's Spruce C room.

The class will help you understand the process of purchasing a home and provide you with the building blocks to achieve your goals on the path to homeownership. Classes are open to everyone interested in knowing more about homeownership in the greater Greeley area, but especially if you're currently renting and graduating soon.

The class is $10 for UNC students, staff and faculty, and $5 for each UNC affiliate guest attendee. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants.

Topics will include:

  • From start to finish, the process to buy your home
  • How to find the right realtor and what they do
  • Why real estate is an excellent personal investment
  • How to talk with a lender and understanding financing, down payments and credit
  • Understanding appraisals and inspections

No high-pressure sales tactics and no personal information is being provided to any real estate groups or professionals.

To find out more about the First-Time Home Buyer's class or register for it, visit the Off-Campus Life website.

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