UNC Today: Monday, February 4, 2013

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Spring Schulze Speaker Series Begins Feb. 6 with Earthquake Expert

The spring semester Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Education Speaker Series begins Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Panorama room when earthquake expert Roger Bilham, presents "Earthquake, Landslide and Flood in Mile-High Kashmir: GPS, Seismology and Politics in Present Day Kashmir."

Bilham is a professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado - Boulder, where he also is a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. He's coauthor of After the Earth Quakes: Elastic Rebound on an Urban Planet."

The rest of the series includes:

  • Marshall Chasin, director of Auditory Research at the Musicians' Clinic of Canada in Toronto, will present "Deaf Leopard - Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians" at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).
  • 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.

UNC's Spring Theater Series Opens with 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'

The University of Northern Colorado's School of Theatre Arts and Dance's spring Performing Arts Series, featuring the schools' top theater majors, opens Thursday, Feb. 7, with the PG13-rated Picasso at the Lapin Agile, actor and screenwriter Steve Martin's absurdist comedy that places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904. Picasso at the Lapin Agile plays Feb. 7, 8, 12-16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 9, 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. in the Norton Theatre in Gray Hall. The rest of the series includes:

  • Legally Blonde (musical) -March 6-9 at 7:30 p.m.; March 10 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre, Frasier Hall
  • Intimacies (student dance perfomance) - April 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 at 2 p.m., Norton Theatre, Gray Hall
  • A Year with Frog and Toad (musical) - April 13 at 1 and 3 p.m., Hensel Phelps Theatre, Union Colony Civic Center
  • Medea (Greek tragedy) - May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., May 5 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre

For performance descriptions and ticket information, visit the series' 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.

University Libraries Newsletter Available Online

Check out the latest University Libraries happenings by reading the new edition of the Library Letters newsletter.

Institutional Review Board Workshop Feb. 8

The Institutional Review Board will present "Ask the IRB" 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the banquet room in Tobey-Kendall Hall. Join IRB co-chairs Maria Lahman and Megan Stellino, and IRB administrator, Sherry May for an informal, interactive session that will provide updates of regulatory requirements, as well as an opportunity to discuss any issues or problems related to expedited or exempt research protocol applications.

All faculty, staff and students who are involved in research are welcome to attend. The first 20 people to RSVP will receive a complimentary lunch.

To RSVP or for more information, email Sherry May.

Updated ’Ask Me: I Can Help’ Guide Available

"Ask Me -- I Can Help," UNC's guide to help faculty, staff and students answer students' and visitors' questions and refer them to the correct office or resource, was recently updated and is available for viewing or downloading on the Ask Me website.

The document is updated regularly by the Office of Student Engagement and Dean of Students.

Safe Zone Training Offered for Faculty, Staff

The GLBTA Resource Office seeks faculty and staff to help grow a visible and supportive campus network of allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities by participating in one of the office's upcoming Safe Zone training sessions.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6; 9 a.m.-noon
  • Tuesday, March 12; 1-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25; 9 a.m.-noon

The training informs participants about issues surrounding the GLBTQ communities and how they can be supportive allies.

To register for a training session and find out the location, email the GLBTA office.

Updated ’Ask Me: I Can Help’ Guide Available

"Ask Me -- I Can Help," UNC's guide to help faculty, staff and students answer students' and visitors' questions and refer them to the correct office or resource, was recently updated and is available for viewing or downloading on the Ask Me website.

The document is updated regularly by the Office of Student Engagement and Dean of Students.

Dining Services Featured Item: Soul Food for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and Dining Services is celebrating African American culture with food, of course. The term "soul food" means just that; it's made from the soul, not a recipe. It's created with resourcefulness, touches a part of you beyond your taste buds and does more than just fill your stomach. It satisfies, sustains, and rejuvenates your soul. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form.

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