UNC Today: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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UNC Chemist to Present Research on Using Cannabis to Treat Cancer

University of Northern Colorado Professor Richard M. Hyslop and colleague Corina Brown will discuss their cutting-edge research and preliminary findings on developing cannabis-based cancer treatments as featured speakers at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, Aug. 10-14.

Hyslop has been involved in cancer research for 35 years and is leading a team of scientists from UNC in the research on behalf of Nuvilex in developing targeted cannabis-based cancer treatments through the use of the company's live cell encapsulation technology. The goal of the research is to develop an approach to treating "solid" tumors, initially those of the brain and pancreas, with cannabinoids of the cannabis plant.

Related: Hyslop, Research in the News

2014-15 Graduate Review Catalog Available

The final 2014-15 Graduate Review Catalog is now available for review here. It reflects all changes submitted prior to the March 3 deadline. Please carefully review any updates you submitted for courses, programs, faculty or narrative pages for accuracy. Email Shelly Ellerby with any corrections by Friday, Aug. 8.

Please note that at this time, only corrections to catalog changes that were submitted by the March 3 submission deadline can be made. Due to time constraints, no new catalog changes to faculty entries, narrative pages, etc. can be made. Feel free to submit faculty and narrative change forms to the Depository for the 2015-16 catalog at any time.

The final 2014-15 Graduate Catalog will go live to the public next week. Bound print versions will be available to purchase later that week, and communication will be send out at that time.

Save the Date: Fall Convocation Aug. 22

Faculty, staff and students are all encouraged to attend Fall Convocation, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Cranford Park near Carter Hall. Celebrate the start of the academic year by welcoming new students, faculty and staff through this time-honored academic tradition.

Afterward, join the celebratory march across campus to Turner Green for A Taste of UNC and Bear Fest. Students with a UNC meal plan can use it to receive a meal; all others can purchase a $6 ticket for the meal at the event.

For more information, visit the Convocation website.

Blackboard Tip of the Month for Safe Assignment Users

The Safe Assignment tool in Blackboard has been incorporated into the Blackboard Assignment Tool, so you'll no longer see Safe Assign as a separate choice in the Assessments menu. Instead, choose Assignment, be sure to click on Submission Details and check the option "Check submissions for plagiarism."

If you have existing Safe Assignments in your Blackboard courses, deleting and re-inserting using the regular Assignment tool is recommended.

For more information, visit the Blackboard Tips website.

Important Information about Hiring International Students

If you'll be hiring international students to work at UNC, be aware that hiring paperwork for hourly and salaried international students must be processed by the Center for International Education, which will create the student's timesheet through the EPAF system in Ursa. When hiring international students, be aware that:

If you have questions about the hiring process for international students, please contact Rick Hoines-Brumback, 970-351-2405.

Reserve Your Table at the Aug. 26 Student Employment Fall Job Fair

The 29th annual Student Employment Fall Job Fair will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the University Center ballrooms. All on-campus and off-campus employers of hourly and work study students are encouraged to attend this opportunity to meet potential student employees. To reserve a table or for more information, email Cindy Harling or contact Student Employment at 351-2628.

2014-15 Parking Permits Now Available, Prices Unchanged

UNC annual parking permits for faculty, staff, and students for the 2014-15 academic year are now available. Current permits expire Aug. 16. The cost of permits has not increased.

Payroll deduction, student bill and credit card purchases must be made in Ursa.

For prices and how to purchase a permit online, please visit the Parking Services website.

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