UNC Today: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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More Than Reading Colorful Maps

For most people, the word "geography" calls up childhood memories of reading colorful maps and reciting state capitals, but in the adult world, geography is a science that holds cities' infrastructures together. UNC and the city of Greeley are working together to get more students involved in this field that affects everything from skyscrapers to tap water. Continue Reading

Speaker Series Continues Feb. 15 with 'Hear the Music for a Lifetime' Event

The spring semester Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Education Speaker Series continues Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050) when Marshall Chasin, director of Auditory Research at the Musicians' Clinic of Canada in Toronto, presents "Deaf Leopard - Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians.

His presentation is relevant to all types of musicians and music lovers who want to learn how to "Hear the Music for a Lifetime."

The rest of the series includes:

  • Kris Chesky, associate professor of Music and director of Education and Research at the University of North Texas Center for Music and Medicine, will present "EAResponsibility for Hearing Loss Prevention Among Musicians" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Gunter Hall auditorium (room 1720).
  • Alvin Lucier, composer and professor emeritus of Music at Wesleyan University, will present a pre-concert talk, "Music and Sound: A Life of Exploration" at 7 p.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

All presentations are free and open to the public.

The speaker series is sponsored by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.

Advanced Workshop for Experienced Proposal Writers

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host an advanced proposal writing workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall, with an application deadline of March 1. Ten to 12 faculty members who have experience writing proposals but wish to expand their skills to become more competitive will be selected through an application process to receive this intensive training.

Participants will receive individual coaching and group training while working on their proposal ideas. The instructor, Lynn Miner, has helped thousands of grant writers to improve the success of their proposals.

The application form, which must be submitted by Friday, March 1, is available on the OSP website.

Classified Position Opportunities

The following classified position opportunities in Information Management and Technology are available. #1105: IT Professional I - Programmer. Apply by Feb. 15.

  • #1543: IT Professional I - Network Engineer. Apply by Feb. 18.
  • #1443 IT Professional I - Server Administrator. Promotional opportunity for UNC employees only. Apply by Feb. 15. Select "Promotional Opportunities" if applying online.

Note the specific position number for each position. Apply on the Human Resources website or in the Human Resources office, Carter 2002.

Reminder: Upcoming Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

Complete information about the following calls for proposals, nominations, applications and other submissions is available by clicking on the call's description. Deadlines are in parentheses.

Calling All Experts: Share Your Knowledge

The current edition of UNC's Experts List is available on the University News and Public Relations website. The list is shared with reporters who are seeking sources to provide perspective on relevant topics. See examples of university coverage at the UNC in the News website.

News and PR staff also rely on the list in working with Academic Minute, a program that airs on radio stations across the country. The Academic Minute is open to faculty who would like to record a 100-second essay related to their area of expertise. Email Nate Haas for more about this opportunity.

If you'd like to be included in the UNC Experts List, fill out the online registration form.

If you're already included in the list and would like to make changes to your entry, send the revisions to Sara Regan via email.

NHS Scrapbooking Social Fundraiser Feb. 16

The College of Natural and Health Sciences will host its fifth annual NHS Scrapbooking Social from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb.16, in the University Center ballrooms. Proceeds will help fund research projects and travel for NHS undergraduate and graduate students.

The event is open to the public. Cost and registration information is available on the NHS website.

Psychological Services Clinic Accepting Clients

The University of Northern Colorado's Psychological Services Clinic is currently accepting clients for the spring semester, offering confidential, low-cost, high-quality counseling and psychological assessment services for community members as well as UNC employees and students.

Counseling is provided by advanced graduate students in the School of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education who are closely supervised by faculty.

Services include individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults, couples and family counseling, group counseling; and psychological assessments.

Most counseling services cost $60 per 16-week semester and provide 50-minute weekly sessions. Psychological assessments begin at $400. There's no charge for an initial consultation.

Initiating services only takes a few minutes and available appointment times fill quickly, so early referrals are encouraged.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from the clinic's services, call 351-1645 or stop by the clinic in room 248 in McKee Hall.

For additional information, including clinic hours and how to initiate services, visit the clinic's website.

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