UNC Today: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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Info Sessions on Using Census, Other Federally Restricted Datasets for Research

UNC's Office of Research will host two information sessions Nov. 15 about the recently established Rocky Mountain Research Data Center. Representatives from the center will cover how researchers can use the data center for statistical analysis of economic, population and health data such as the census that are collected internally and confidentially by federal statistical agencies and not otherwise available for public use. The sessions are:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15; 10-11 a.m.; McKee 0019
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15; 1:15-2:15 p.m.; McKee 0020

View the event poster for more information (PDF).

Benefit Open Enrollment Period Underway

The benefits open enrollment period for faculty and professional administrative employees runs through Thursday, Nov. 22. You may change medical, dental and vision plans; enroll in or change optional life and AD&D insurance; change or cancel AFLAC plans; change from pretax to after-tax (or vice-versa); and change ORP retirement vendors during open enrollment.

Enrollment forms and the 2018 benefits book are available on the Human Resources website. Flexible spending plans are the only benefit you need to re-enroll in each year. All other benefits will automatically roll over. All enrollment and change forms must be submitted to Human Resources, Box 54, by Nov. 22.

The Open Enrollment Health and Benefits Fair will be held Nov. 15 in the UC Panorama Room from 7-11 a.m. Representatives from Anthem, 24HourFlex, Weight Watchers, MetLife, TIAA, VALIC, PERA, and Thrivent Financial will be in attendance.

History-Making UNC Alumna Subject of Documentary Film

The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and Africana Studies program will host a screening of a 35-minute documentary film about the life of UNC alumna Marie Greenwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Columbine A in the University Center. Greenwood, who turns 105 on Nov. 24, graduated from UNC in 1935 and became the first contracted African-American teacher in Denver Public Schools.

Greenwood and her family established the Marie L. Greenwood Scholarship, which provides an annual scholarship to a UNC first-year education major who graduates from Denver Public Schools, with a preference for students from her namesake school, Marie L. Greenwood Academy.

She was named a UNC Honored Alumni in 2007 and awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 2010. The film, titled The UNC Legacy of Marie L. Greenwood: A Journey of Wisdom and Determination, was produced by UNC alumna Misti Aas ('91), who will attend the screening. Aas was born and raised in Greeley and splits her time between there and Denver, where she serves as Greenwood's personal assistant.

The event is free and open to the public.

View the event poster.

University 101 Students to Present Research Nov. 13-14

First-semester students in the University 101 program will present more than 500 research projects during the third annual University 101 Research Nights from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 in the University Center Panorama Room.

Designed to promote students' success and their transformative education, the sessions provide a unique opportunity for students to combine academics, community and research.

The sessions are open to the entire UNC community and their family members.

View the event poster (PDF).

University Libraries Researcher Workshop Series Continues Nov. 9

The University Libraries' invites faculty and graduate students to register for the next offering of its Researcher Workshop Series: "Showcase Your Impact as An Author/Creator & Tell Your Research Story" from 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 9 in Michener 303. The workshop will cover how to determine and increase the reach of your scholarly work by becoming more familiar with metrics that measure impact at the journal, article, author and institutional level.

The presenters, Jen Mayer and Nicole Webber, address strategies, tools, challenges and controversies.

More information and a registration form are on the UL website.

PERA Representative to Provide Updates at CSC Meeting

PERA Field Education Representative Rick Chase will provide updates about the fund at the Classified Staff Council's meeting from 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in McKee 282. Chase will address PERA's funded status and discuss the PERA board of trustees' recommended package to the Colorado legislature. The meeting is open to all UNC staff and faculty.

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