Campus announcements

NevadaFIT has been cancelled

After careful consideration, the University has made the difficult decision to cancel the NevadaFIT program, which was scheduled to run August 16-21, 2020. The NevadaFIT program brings more than 3,500 new students and about 500 student mentors to campus the week before the fall semester begins. There is not a feasible way of hosting an effective program while maintaining proper social distancing in line with state directives. Students’ health and safety is our first and foremost priority.

Planning for the Return of the Pack: Phase 1 policies and procedures for on campus work as of May 18

In alignment with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s emergency directive on May 8, the University is adopting new policies and procedures to adhere with State of Nevada Phase 1 regulations, beginning on May 18 and continuing until further notice. This information states policies and procedures as the University resumes some in-person campus operations. Every employee, student employee, contactor and affiliate on campus must adhere to these policies and procedures as well as any specific requirements for the department, class or activity operating on campus.

Most employees will continue working remotely. Every employee working on campus must adhere to these policies and procedures.

Silver and Blue Salute rescheduled

Please note that the Staff Employees’ Council Silver and Blue Salute scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, is postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation. We are exploring an alternate date, potentially this fall, and will be in touch with additional information once that date has been determined.  We look forward to honoring this year’s classified staff and retirees for their years of service to the University and appreciate your understanding.

Employee Town Hall: Planning for the Return of the Pack

The University’s recovery plan for summer and fall operations is aimed at ensuring the safety, well-being and health of our faculty, staff and students. The planning and decision-making process has involved leadership from each Vice President, members of the Issues Management Team, the Recovery Working Group, the Dean’s Council and representatives from across the University working in sub-groups.

We invite all University employees to participate in a University-wide conversation regarding the recovery plan, during an online Town Hall – Planning for the Return of the Pack, on Monday, May 18, from 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. The town hall will include policies and procedures related to the plan, as well as how the plan will be implemented based on anticipated future directives from Gov. Steve Sisolak and Chancellor Thom Reilly.

The town hall will be moderated by Associate Professor and Faculty Senate Chair, Brian Frost and include updates from:

  • President Marc Johnson, welcome and overview of University operations and budget uncertainty;
  • Student Health Services Director Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, COVID-19 campus health status and testing;
  • Provost Kevin Carman, instruction and classroom continuity;
  • Vice President for Innovation and Research Mridul Gautam, research and laboratory continuity;
  • Vice President for Student Services Shannon Ellis, student engagement and services;
  • Associate Vice President for Human Resources Tim McFarling, employees returning to in-person services during successive phases.

To join the town hall, which will take place as a webinar on Zoom, please register here.

Should you have questions you would like to provide prior to the town hall, please send them to: townhall@unr.edu.

The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies presents a COVID-19 Webinar: Global Health Challenges, The Coronavirus Pandemic

During these uncertain times, people across the world are facing numerous challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown no border and is affecting us all in every sector of life. From 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 15, join four experts in the fields of public health, medicine, economics and history as they discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 across disciplines.  This session will focus on the cultural, medical and economic considerations of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the public health response.

Register for the webinar here.

COVID-19 Grades and S/U

As we approach the end of this unprecedented Spring 2020 term and instructors are posting their grades, the COVID-19 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory form is now available.   The COVID-19 S/U Policy allows students to petition to change final grades to S/U for Spring 2020 classes. The criteria for the S/U petition are as follows:

Undergraduate:  S (Satisfactory) = D- or better; U (Unsatisfactory) = F
Graduate:  S(Satisfactory) = B- or better; U (Unsatisfactory) = C+ or lower 

**Petitions for S/U must be submitted no later than May 26, 2020 to guarantee processing for Spring 2020 degrees and financial aid satisfactory academic progress calculations. 

For more information, visit COVID-19 S/U Policy.

Using Proctorio to Proctor Exams Without Video/Audio Surveillance

TLT has developed a detailed and easy-to-follow set of instructions on how to disable Proctorio’s video/audio surveillance functions and configure the lockdown browser. We feel that if you choose this option that you should also refer to the TLT website that provides best-practices for remote exam design to integrate additional safeguards into your exam design to mitigate cheating. Please contact TLT with any questions.

Summer 2020 Online Course Resources

“Preparing to Teach Online” WebCampus course
This 10-module course provides information, tips, and best practices in designing and delivering online classes, and is intended to give you a basic overview to help you begin to create your summer online course. All mini-, first-, and regular-term instructors have been enrolled in this WebCampus course; you can access this on your Dashboard. 

Online Course Templates
TLT has created templates for 3-, 5-, and 13-week, and 20-module online courses that will provide the basic skeleton for online classes, that instructors can fill with their own information. (The 20-module course is for instructors who want a module that would correspond with each DAY of a 5-week class and can be edited down to fit a 3-week course). These templates can be found on Canvas Commons, after filtering for University of Nevada, Reno and typing “Online Course Templates” in the search field. 

TLT will host a demonstration and Q&A session to help instructors find and work with the available Online Course templates.

Online Course Templates Demo and Q&A: May 7, 2020 11 a.m. Register here.

Faculty to submit text orders

Instructors are reminded to place their book orders now. If you have questions, contact Nevada Wolf Shop Textbook Coordinator Anna McFarlane: amcfarlane@unr.edu

Campus resources for exam prep and other needs

The University Writing & Speaking Center is currently offering online synchronous (e.g. voice, video, and/or typed chat in real- time) and asynchronous (i.e. submit a document and receive targeted feedback via email). Our consultations can be used for any reading, writing, or presentation related to academic, personal and professional projects.

Maureen McBride, director of the Writing & Speaking Center, is also happy to host online workshops customized to individual requests. Her email address is mmcbride@unr.edu.  

If students want to find out more about campus-based resources or just to have someone to talk with, they can submit a request to touch base with a peer mentor by submitting information through this form.

Pack Provisions is offering funds for students who need groceries.   

For students and families facing more complicated hardship, Jahahi Mazariego is a licensed social worker who can help you connect with additional community-based resources throughout the state and region. Ms. Mazariego can also offer support to undocumented students. Contact her at jmazariego@unr.edu or 775-682-8984.

Counseling Services remains open and the therapists are using tele-therapy.  Students can schedule an appointment online.

Health Services is open and taking appointments for physical and mental health concerns.  

CARES Act Funds for eligible students: To request CARES Act assistance, eligible students should complete the Financial Assistance Request formYou must have a successfully completed 2019-2020 FAFSA on file with the University in order to apply for these funds.  If you do not have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file, submit one immediately.

There are emergency funds from other sources for international and undocumented students that are not eligible for the CARES Act funding.  These funds can be requested from the Dean of Students Office and through the Financial Aid Office. For more information, visit the CARES Act FAQ’s, and any questions may be directed to Tim Wolfe in the Financial Aid Office at finaid@unr.edu.

If there are other concerns that negatively impact student persistence and success, students can reach out to the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@unr.edu

University Tutoring Center

The University Tutoring Center will operate remotely using Zoom.

 For immediate information during office hours, contact the front desk, or contact the center via email at: nevadatutoring@gmail.com.

University moves Summer 2020 New Student Orientation online

The University of Nevada, Reno has been closely following Nevada state directives and public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19. The safety and health of students, faculty, staff and guests remain the highest priority, which is why the decision was made to hold all new student summer orientation sessions online.

The family orientation program will also be presented online. Guests can register at no cost through the student’s orientation registration account. Students who already paid the $85 fee for one or more guests, will receive a full refund. 

Additional updates will be shared on the orientation website.

Virtual Collaboration Tools Security Tips

The University of Nevada supports two main virtual collaboration tools: Zoom and Microsoft Teams. The department of Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) has a webpage focused on keeping your online meetings through Zoom secure, and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) has resources about how to use Microsoft Teams securely, as well. Both Zoom and Teams now have additional cybersecurity configurations in place by default to minimize the risk of malicious practices like “Zoombombing.” NSHE also recently released a guiding document with security tips for virtual collaboration.

Latino Research Center launches Spanish translated website

The Latino Research Center is proud to launch our fully Spanish translated website in order to better serve our mission of being a nexus between the Latino community and the University. Now more than ever bridges of communication are needed during this difficult time as we learn to navigate through this COVID-19 global health crisis, especially in our marginalized communities.

Please visit our website and share it with anyone who would benefit from our Spanish translated page. For questions or more information, contact J. Diego Zarazua at 775-685-9857 or jzarazua@unr.edu.

COVID-19 Petition to change grade to S/U - Spring 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, students may petition Admissions and Records to change their final letter grade to a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade once the letter grade is posted.  Because this change may cause unintended consequences, students must consult their academic advisor, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (if applicable), and athletic advisor (if applicable) at a minimum.  Consultation with other offices also may be suggested to assist students in making an informed decision.  Petitions will be available online and accepted Wednesday, May 6th through Tuesday, May 26th.  Once a degree is posted, all grades are final.  A "S" grade will meet all enrollment and degree progression requirements regardless of original letter grade; however, students are urged to be mindful of academic preparation needed for student success. 

Grade translations for S/U COVID-19 Petition:  

  • Undergraduate classes:  S (Satisfactory) = D- or better; U (Unsatisfactory) = F
  • Graduate classes:  S(Satisfactory) = B- or better; U (Unsatisfactory) = C+ or lower 

Other accommodations due to the outbreak: All academic probation and dismissal policies for Spring 2020 are suspended. 

More information available here: 
COVID-19 S/U Policy page  
COVID-19 S/U Student FAQ 
COVID-19 S/U Instructor FAQ 

For questions, please contact Heather Turk, University Registrar at hturk@unr.edu.

Summer Session 2020 Update

Online course delivery at the University of Nevada, Reno has been extended. As such, instruction for Mini Session, First Session, Regular Session, and all dynamic sessions with start dates prior to June 30, 2020, will move to remote/online instruction. 

Currently, Second Session is planned to run as scheduled with on-campus operations. However, as conditions in Nevada and in the world are extremely dynamic and could change quickly, updates will be announced as more information becomes available.  For updates, please visit the Summer Session website and the University's Coronavirus updates page, where you will find resources for online learning and technology

Please contact summer@unr.edu with any questions.

Faculty Member of the Year

Attention undergraduate students: ASUN is interested in your feedback to determine this year’s recipient of the Faculty Member of the Year Award, which recognizes exceptional faculty at the University. This may include any part-time or full-time professor, administrative, or staff personnel on campus. 

Once chosen, the winner shall receive a plaque of recognition and legislation naming them the ASUN Faculty of the Year.

This survey will be available until 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 1st, so please fill it out prior to the deadline.

Tips for working productively from home

Many of us at the University of Nevada, Reno have been designated to work from home. There was little time to mentally and physically prepare for transitioning from a campus-based office to a home-based one. Maybe you’ve had distractions (hello, parents), an uncomfortable workspace or technological issues. Maybe you have everything set up for success, but you just haven’t found your rhythm yet.

You’re not alone! We have scoured a multitude of recent articles about how to work from home and brainstormed with our fellow teammates to bring you the following expert advice.

April 10 Sabbatical Application Workshop

The Provost’s Office will be hosting a Sabbatical Application Workshop Friday, April 10, from 10-11:30 a.m. via Zoom. The workshop will provide a brief overview of the sabbatical application process. Please remember to RSVP for the workshop in order to receive the Zoom link.

La Promesa Award - Nominations deadline is April 10

The Latino Research Center (LRC) will honor one Latinx student with La Promesa Award this spring 2020. The selected student must demonstrate promise in their chosen fields of study and hold themselves to the highest standards of academic, social, and personal
success.

Selection: A faculty panel will review nominations and select one outstanding student to receive the $500.00 award.

Student criteria:

  • Self identifies as a Latinx student
  • Graduate in May 2020
  • Plan to pursue a graduate program or professional school
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate leadership in the University or community

Nominations may be made by faculty or staff. The recipient may be asked to prepare a five minute speech given during the Latino graduation ceremony. To nominate a student, complete the nomination form. Contact LatinoCenter@unr.edu more information 775-784-4010.

Stay Cyber-Secure: Update your Windows computer while off campus

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) encourages everyone to be sure to regularly update Windows while working away from campus since regular updates will not be pushed to computers off campus automatically. It is recommended to update your computer at least once a month after the 2nd Tuesday of the month or after the 15th of each month. Please note that this applies to Windows users only. Mac users do not need to manually install updates as updates are pushed automatically from Apple when off-campus. For more information on how to update Windows to stay secure, please visit Updating Windows University Computers While Off-Campus

Revised parking permit refund policy

Following the decision to move classes online for the remainder of the spring semester, Parking and Transportation Services has modified its policy to provide a 25% refund for students who purchased a parking permit.

Commencement update - March 27, 2020

Spring 2020 graduates will have the choice to celebrate their achievements coinciding with, but be separate from, either the December 2020 graduation ceremonies or Spring 2021 ceremonies. Read more from today's announcement.

Custom University of Nevada, Reno Zoom Backgrounds

Look like you're on campus when you're at home and in class remotely with these custom University of Nevada, Reno Zoom backgrounds. View and download online.  

Adobe Creative Cloud access for students through the end of the semester

As a result of all university classes moving to online delivery, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is not available. Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students through May 31st, 2020, so that they can continue their course work remotely. Please provide the link above to students in classes that require the use of Adobe Creative Cloud so they are able to access the Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on their personal device. If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Support Center.

The Lilley temporarily closed

The Lilley Museum is temporarily closing to the public beginning March 17 until further notice, in an effort to reduce the number of people on campus and prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The closing is in line with the University of Nevada, Reno's alternative campus operations. For more information, please access the University's Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19 page. This decision was made as a response to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our visitors, and our community. We appreciate your understanding.

Disability Resource Center’s Alternative Plan for Accommodations

As you know by now, our campus community is in the process of converting all courses to an alternative online format due to the recent global outbreak of COVID-19. The Disability Resource Center will stay fully operational. We remain committed to supporting all of the students that we serve as campus transitions to remote instruction. You will hear from all of your professors if you have not already. As they each determine how course material will be delivered, we will work with each of you to ensure your accommodations remotely remain in place. The DRC is here to support you as you continue to engage with your classes and successfully complete them remotely. As always, please feel free to contact any of our staff with any questions or concerns, (775) 784-6000. We remain committed to supporting all of the students that we serve as campus transitions to remote instruction. As a staff, we are requesting that all students remain proactive in self-advocacy regarding their requests for accommodations and stay in regular communication with us. Students should stay in contact with their coordinator through email or Zoom cloud meetings. It is HIGHLY recommended that ALL students download the Zoom software immediately. Accommodations will continue to be facilitated remotely through electronic communication between the DRC, student and professor by utilizing email and the DRC Student Portal.

58th annual Reno Jazz Festival canceled for 2020

The University of Nevada, Reno’s School of the Arts spends months preparing for the much-anticipated annual Reno Jazz Festival. With the dynamic and evolving situation around the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Reno Jazz Festival, which would have celebrated its 58th year, April 23-25. The decision to cancel this year’s Festival does not come lightly. While far less than ideal, the decision is intended to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, community members and thousands of aspiring musicians and their families who typically attend the Festival. Information and notification of the cancelation is being sent directly to attendees, artists, adjudicators, vendors and other stakeholders. Participating schools and attendees will receive full refunds for all purchases including, Festival group registration fees, passes and individual concert tickets. For questions directly related to the cancelation of the Reno Jazz Festival, please call 775-784-4278, or email rjf@unr.edu. Organizers hope the Reno Jazz Festival and University community will carry the momentum and enthusiasm into next year’s Festival, April 22-24, 2021. The University has preventive measures and controls in place to support the health and safety of the University community and continues to review and adapt its planning and strategies as more is learned every day. The University has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Page, www.unr.edu/coronavirus, which is updated regularly. The page contains the latest information and includes a variety of sources, as well as tips for faculty, students and staff regarding issues that could arise from coronavirus.

Campus Construction Notice for North Virginia Street Road Work

Work to replace the fire water main on the west side of Virginia Street as part of the Nye Hall renovation project will require lane closures and traffic control measures. - Both southbound lanes will be closed between College Drive and Artemesia Way. - North and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. - Pedestrian detours around the construction area will be in place, with signage provided. Thank you for your patience as we perform these upgrades.

Deadline Extension - Departmental Innovation Grant Proposals

The deadline for submitting a proposal for a Departmental Innovation Grant has been extended to March 8, 2020. These grants are funded by the Student Technology Fee. Departments can apply to receive one-time funding for innovative projects that benefit the students at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more information, please visit the Departmental Innovation Grant webpage.

Virginia Street Project construction to begin near campus March 16

Construction on the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County’s Virginia Street Project is on schedule. Construction will move northward as work begins on the segment near the University of Nevada, Reno Monday, March 16, 2020. The RTC is continuing outreach efforts to the University area by inviting the community to enjoy cookies with the construction team Friday, March 6 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Insomnia Cookies, located at 935 N. Virginia St. Attendees can enjoy cookies while they learn about upcoming construction operations. Members of the project team will be available to answer questions. While construction on the segment of the project near the University will be on Virginia Street between Interstate 80 and Lawlor Events Center, the construction beginning on March 16 will only include the demolition of the section on the east side of Virginia Street between 8th Street and 9th Street. Construction on the sidewalks and roundabout will begin April 1.

Closure of the Quad near Morrill Hall in preparation for Spring Commencement

In an effort to ensure the appearance of our Quad at Morrill Hall is at its best for commencement ceremonies to honor our graduates and their visiting families, we will close it to public use beginning Monday, April 6th, 2020 through graduation ceremonies ending on Saturday, May 16th, 2020. During this time the lawn will be roped off, treated with organic materials, and over-seeded to enhance the growth and color. Facilities Maintenance Grounds Services staff will periodically mow and check the irrigation on the lawn during this time. - Please exercise caution when in the vicinity of heavy equipment and crews. - Please follow all posted signage and do not enter roped off areas. - Please stay off the grass to allow for seed germination. Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus.

University update regarding the novel coronavirus

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to make headlines, it’s natural for University students, parents, family members, faculty, staff and visitors to be concerned about the health and safety of the campus. In collaboration with our health experts and the Washoe County Health District, we continue to provide updates to the campus community that includes protective measures, precautions and recommendations. There are currently no known cases of the novel coronavirus on the University campus or in the state of Nevada. While increasing cases are being reported worldwide, the Centers for Disease Control continues to believe that the risk of acquiring this virus in the U.S. is low. We must prepare people for the reality that more cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including in the U.S. We will continue to monitor the situation and stay up to date with guidelines and recommendations to help promote the health and safety of campus.

Get a FREE ticket to the Feb. 22 men's basketball game against Fresno State

Nevada’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring a coat drive with Big Brothers and Big Sisters over the next two games at Lawlor Events Center – Saturday’s men’s game against Fresno State and Monday’s women’s game against Wyoming. Bring a coat to donate to the coat drive at either game and receive free admission! Donations bins will be located at every entrance and a voucher for a free ticket is available for each donation. Children’s tickets (12 and younger) for Saturday’s game against Fresno State, are also free with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. This is available in person on game day only. Ticket deals are available while supplies last. For more information, call (775) 348-PACK.

Seed funding: mICRo grant

New interdisciplinary collaborative scholarly activities. Academic faculty in groups of two or more with F&A funds available to them are eligible to apply. A 1:1 match of up to $5,000 from Research & Innovation for individual faculty F&A funds; up to five grants will be awarded; startup cannot be used as a match. Applications will be accepted through InfoEd until 5 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020.

Seed funding: New scholarly endeavor grants

A competitive internal grant open to academic faculty in groups of two or more for $2,500 or a 1:1 match for faculty funds up to $5,000. New interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary collaborative scholarly activities that will lead to future grants, publications or similar scholarly activity Applications will be accepted through InfoEd by 5 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020.

Longer lunch hour wait times at the Den due to Nevada Bound

Due to an increased volume of guests at the Den at lunch during Nevada Bound events, Nevada Dining encourages you to visit their other retail food operations if your schedule does not permit flexibility. Nevada Bound dates are Friday, Feb. 21, Friday, March 6, Friday, March 27, Friday, April 3, Wednesday, April 8, Friday, April 10, Friday, April 17 and Friday, May 1. Other dining options include Bytes – Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center; crEATe – Pennington Student Achieve Center; Eatery at the Overlook – Jot Travis Building; Elements — Davidson Math & Science; Las Trojes Mexican Express – Ansari Building Building; and Pathways – Center for Molecular Medicine.

University Administrative Manual Updates

Sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: Section 5,305 – Posting, Distributing and Exhibiting of Public Announcements RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions are needed to correct inconsistencies and lack of clarity in scheduling university facilities policies. Section 7,013 – Policy for Creation and Management of University Social Media Sites RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new policy is being created to promote and protect online use of the university’s brand(s) when used in social media.

Upcoming Promotion & Tenure Workshop for Faculty

The Promotion & Tenure Workshop for Faculty is scheduled for Friday. If you plan to attend and haven’t RSVP’d, please do so. Promotion & Tenure Workshop for Faculty, Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:00-11:30 am, Ansari Building (AB) Room 102.

Call for Nominations: Honor the Best Faculty Awards

The Faculty Senate coordinates four faculty awards to honor and acknowledge excellence at work, and exemplary leadership and service. The awards are presented at the University's Honor the Best celebration, an annual event to recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff, and students. For each award, a letter of support is required and a nomination form must be completed with specific examples of excellence. The awards include: Three (3) Foundation awards for administrative faculty: Administrative Faculty of the Year Award; Innovative Impact Award; Outstanding Leadership/Supervisor Award AND One (1) Faculty Senate award for academic or administrative faculty: Outstanding Committee Service Award.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Days

You are invited to enjoy "Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day" twice a month at the Nevada Wolf Shop. Show employees your Wolf Card for a savings of 25% off on Nevada clothing & gifts, general books, fashion and supplies on the following days: Feb 25; March 2; March 25; April 1; April 24; May 1; May 22; June 1 and June 25. Thank you for all you do for the University of Nevada, Reno!

Changes to Special Collections and University Archives Hours

Beginning Jan. 27, Special Collections will be available to researchers, users on Mondays by appointment only. Tuesday through Friday will remain the same with drop-in hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit: library.unr.edu/specoll and scroll down to the "Planning Your Visit" block on the page to make your appointment or view the Department's hours of operation. Special Collections contains the Libraries' rare books, book arts collection, manuscript collections and University archives.

Faculty and Staff Silver Club Dining Membership

Silver Club is a monthly membership for faculty and staff. This membership includes member benefits like half off entrance into the Eatery at the Overlook dining hall and the Den dining hall any day of the week (Silver Club lunch rate is $5.57), as well as a 10% off at all Nevada Dining retail locations; Bytes, Elements, Create, Pathways, and Market at Wolf Pack Tower. Other benefits include free entrance into the annual Catering Showcase, legacy events, grand openings, and Teaching Kitchens as well as a complimentary Ozzi reusable to-go container and exclusive monthly specials! Please note this is an ongoing monthly payment that will be charged the first of the start month and the first of the end month and the first of every month in between. A two-month minimum is required to sign up. The Silver Club 12-month, annual pricing is $179.40 (two months FREE), regularly - $215.40. Month-to-month is $17.95 + 0% tax. Subscribe through dineoncampus.com/unr and check out the Dine on Campus app.

Research enhancement grants

This is a solicitation for proposals from faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno for grants through the Research Enhancement Grants (REG) program to be awarded in winter/spring with a 12-month performance period. The purpose of the REG program is to provide funding for activities that will lead to external funding for research. Please note that this RFP is seeking applications from faculty members who plan to resubmit a proposal. The submission deadline for deans is Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m. Questions concerning the submission of proposals should be directed to Ahmad Itani, associate vice president for research, at avpr@unr.edu or 775-327-2363.

Publishing subvention funding opportunity

This funding opportunity is open to all academic faculty with a research expectation and who have a contract to produce scholarly or creative work, such as a book, monograph or multimedia work, and need assistance with production costs. Applications to be emailed to Ahmad Itani, associate vice president for research, at avpr@unr.edu, by Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

Departmental Innovation Grant Proposals – Call for Submissions

Do you have an innovative information technology-related project that benefits students and needs a bit of extra funding? A new internal grant opportunity is available for departments using funds from the Student Technology Fee. These grants are called “Departmental Innovation Grants” and the Student Technology Fee Advisory (STFA) Committee is now accepting grant proposals. Proposals must be submitted by March 1st, and grantees will be notified of results by April 30. For further information about the proposal and selection criteria, please visit the Departmental Innovation Grant Proposal webpage. If you have a departmental meeting and would like a representative from the STFA Committee to give a brief presentation about the proposals, please email the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee: stf_advisory_committee@lists.unr.edu.

Nevada-UNLV ticket deal for faculty and staff

As a sign of appreciation, the athletics department is offering a special discounted rate to ALL University faculty and staff for the men’s basketball game against UNLV Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Campus faculty and staff can get tickets for as low as $10 (plaza section) or $15 (concourse) by using the promo code BEATUNLV4 at www.NevadaWolfPack.com/promo. The code is available until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, and tickets are available while supplies last. As a reminder, good sportsmanship starts with you. Be first-class fans and welcome the visiting team and their fans. Cheer for the Wolf Pack, not against others; treat our rival fans with respect and act appropriately - kids are enjoying the game!

Overlook Food Court is open

Nevada Dining is proud to announce the re-opening of the Overlook Food Court for retail dining operations. Food Venues include: •Poke Bar - offering fresh made to order Poke Bowls, and delicious Fusion Rice Bowls •Grill 775 - serving tasty burgers, chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders as well as delicious sides including sweet potato fries and zucchini fries. This venue also offers breakfast sandwiches, omelets and sides for morning guests. •Wolf Pack Pizza - serving up classic pizzas by the slice and offering daily rotating specials•Forklift – the campus favorite is back and offers made to order burritos, bowls and salads. Breakfast burritos and bowls are also served in the morning. Each venue proudly offers entrees and options for all dietary lifestyles. The Overlook is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ozmen Institute for Global Studies Nominations for 2020 Global Engagement Award

Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, for the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies Global Engagement Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to international programs, globally-oriented research and outreach, or international research and teaching at the University or abroad. Nominees must be a current, full-time academic or administrative faculty member who has been at the University for at least five years. The award is presented when the winner is announced at the Honor the Best ceremony in May, 2020. Additional information can be found at the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies website at: https://www.unr.edu/global-studies/grants-and-awards/global-engagement-award. Please submit a nomination using the 2020 Global Engagement Award Nomination Form to Carina Black (Chair of the Global Engagement Award Committee) at cblack@unr.edu by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Late nominations will not be considered.

Spring & Winter Course Requests Due to Nevada Wolf Shop

Instructors, would you like to check one thing off your busy to-do lists? Submit your Spring & Winter textbook course requests to the Nevada Wolf Shop now. The Wolf Shop needs time to research and source affordable options for students. Include information on access codes, online assignments, and/or supplies that may be required. Nevada Wolf Shop: Every Purchase Supports Every Student. For questions or more information, call 775-784-6597 or email bookstore_textbooks@lists.unr.edu.

Accessibility Forum: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28

The Information and Communications Technology Committee is hosting a campus community forum from 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, to present a summary of actions and continuing efforts with online accessibility. The forum will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre. A summary of the external audit will be presented, as well as an overview of the University's work toward software, web and instructional content accessibility. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentations. $3 parking permits will be available for purchase on the top floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex after 3:30 p.m.

USAC Visiting Professor and FIDA Applications Now Available

International Opportunities for Faculty & Staff with USAC: The University and USAC invite qualified faculty and staff to apply for a Faculty International Development Award (FIDA) and/or a Visiting Professorship (VP). Both programs provide an excellent opportunity for professional development while experiencing a USAC study abroad program first-hand. The FIDA program invites faculty and staff to apply for a grant to participate in a USAC summer program like a student while the Visiting Professor program invites full time faculty to submit proposals for teaching abroad in one of USAC’s summer or semester programs. To learn more and ask any questions you may have on either program, we will be offering an info session during International Education Week (IEW). Faculty International Opportunities: Thursday, November 15th, noon-1 p.m., USAC Annex, Carmelo Urza Conference Room (2nd floor). Come learn about international opportunities for faculty and staff at this combined presentation from OISS, USAC, and ACO including the Fulbright program, USAC’s Visiting Professor (VP) and Faculty International Development Award (FIDA) programs and Faculty-Led Travel Programs. In the meantime, to request an application, please contact the following: - FIDA application: kaitie.brown@usac.edu - VP application: visitingprofessors@usac.edu.

Northern Nevada Diversity Summit 2019 Call for Proposals: Due Dec. 10, 2018

The Cultural Diversity Committee is seeking proposals for presentations, workshops, and posters for its sixth annual Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, titled “Building Bridges in a Changing World.” The summit will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Joe Crowley Student Union and is free for all to attend. Below is the link to the call for proposals submission form with further information about the summit and proposal submission guidelines. Proposals to present must be submitted before Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST) and must be submitted online. Questions about the summit should be directed to Matthew Aguirre at maguirre@unr.edu.

Gender and Race Equity Study

Institutional Analysis has completed a study of salary equity among academic faculty. The study concludes that there is no statistical evidence for salary bias associated with age, gender, or ethnicity/race. The report is available for your review on the Provost’s website. A parallel study is being conducted for administrative faculty and should be available soon. Regards, Kevin R. Carman, Executive Vice President & Provost

Faculty Senate Early Career Academic Faculty Committee presents Meet Future Collaborators: Lightning Talk, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30-6 p.m.

Come and meet some of the University's new faculty and hear about the exciting work being done on our campus. This event, Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4:30-6 p.m., will feature five-minute research presentations from early career faculty representing a variety of disciplines across the University. Following the presentations, held in the Knowledge Nook of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, attendees will have an opportunity to network and develop connections with other faculty. Come and introduce yourself to potential collaborators and friends! Light refreshments will be served. The following faculty will be presenting at this event: Mark Lescroart, Psychology; Lia Shraeder, Teaching and Learning Technologies; Jessica Gallo, Education; Josette el Zaklit, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Teresa Schultz, LibrariesSarah Keyes, History; and Nasia Anam, English.

University Administrative Manual Updates: Effective Nov. 5, 2018

Sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. These revisions are effective November 5, 2018. The amended sections with links are as follows: Section 2,550 – Types of Contract Arrangements for Faculty; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were necessary to bring policy up to date with current practice as terminology. Section 5,305 – Posting, Distributing and Exhibiting Public Announcements (formerly Posting, Distributing and Exhibition of Printed Materials); RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to bring the policy up to date. Section 5,456 – Slackline, Hammock, Ropes and Tent Stakes; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A policy was needed to clarify the policy on slacklines, hammocks, ropes and tent stakes on university property.

Limited ticket availability: Free tickets still available for the Healthy Nevada Speaker Series, featuring Liva Genova, Ph.D.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s popular speaker series welcomes Harvard-educated neuroscientist Lisa Genova, Ph.D., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Dr. Genova will animate neurological conditions that are often ignored, feared or misunderstood. Genova generates compassionate awareness and global conversations about how these conditions change our lives and how we can change our destinies. Limited ticket availability; tickets will be distributed first-come first-served.

DocuSign E-Signature Application Training

The University of Nevada, Reno signed an Enterprise level agreement with DocuSign to use it in our campus. DocuSign allows for electronic signatures and will be used by various departments throughout the University and will streamline the gathering of signatures impacting both administration and students. The Office of Information Technology scheduled a DocuSign training for Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please sign up for the training through TLT Workshops and Training website.

University Administrative Manual Updates: Oct. 9, 2018

Sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 1,003 – University Accounts and Worktag Policy (Formerly “Account Identification” – Effective October 9, 2018); RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to update the policy to Workday language and identifies how worktags are structured and established and which office maintains authority. 1,100 – University of Nevada, Reno Sponsored Projects (Effective September 28, 2018); RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: In accordance with UAM 11, Routine Updates, the University of Nevada, Reno Sponsored Projects policy (1,100) has been updated. Minor revisions were made to correct the naming of the office and title of the Associate Vice President for Research Administration. The Sponsored Projects policies listed at the bottom of the section were updated to reflect current policies located on the Sponsored Projects website.

Spring & Winter Course Requests Due to Nevada Wolf Shop

Spring and Winter textbook course requests are due Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to the Nevada Wolf Shop. The Wolf Shop needs time to research and source the least expensive options possible to pass along savings to students. Include information on access codes, online assignments, and/or supplies that may be required for your students. The Nevada Wolf Shop: Every Purchase Supports Every Student.

New Campus Refill Initiative

The Campus Refill Initiative started this fall and is located in the new Great Basin Residence Hall at the south Wolf Shop location. Its mission is to provide alternatives to single-use plastic products to students/faculty/staff residing on AND off campus in an effort to reduce plastic waste on our beautiful campus. Products offered include bamboo toothbrushes, reusable bamboo travel utensils, wool dryer balls to replace toxic dryer sheets, as well as refill options for laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner and floss.

University Administrative Manual Updates: effective Sept. 27, 2018

Section 505 – President Delegated Approval Authority (Formerly “President Delegated Signature Authority”). RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made as a result of the implementation of Workday and the changes related to approval authority delegated by the President. Section 1,011 – Current Fund Group; Section 1,012 – Loan Fund Group; Section 1,013 – Endowment and Similar Funds Group; Section 1,014 – Plant Fund Group; Section 1,015 – Agency Fund Group. RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Due to the implementation of Workday these policies are now obsolete. Section 2,010 – University Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy Statement. RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to clarify the policy and update the language regarding the Employee Assistance Program.

Relocated Campus Cart Path

Affected Time: Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Description of Work: Due to the University Arts Building construction, the cart path on the west side of Reynolds School of Journalism will be closed temporarily as final site improvements are made to the area. A new north-south cart path has been installed on the east side of campus between the Facilities Services Building and Leifson Physics Building. This route is now the only approved path for north-south cart travel. When the University Arts Building opens, two new north-south routes in addition to this new cart path will be available. A notification showing the new routes will be sent when construction is completed on the University Arts Building. Thank you for your patience as we make these upgrades. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.

InNEVenture Fund Announces Call for Funding Applications

Funding to determine if your technologies and business ideas have commercialization potential. Faculty, students, staff and recent grads with technology and business ideas are all welcome to apply. Project submissions are encouraged from across all colleges and industries and applications for both products and services are welcome. The fund totals $100,000 and is poised to make investments of varying sizes. Applications are being accepted through Saturday, Sept. 22. For more information, contact Ellen Purpus at epurpus@unr.edu or at 775-784-8228.

Payroll Office has moved

The Payroll Office has moved from Ross Hall room 102 to across and down the hall to Ross Hall room 104. The phone numbers and mail stop (MS0122) will remain the same.

Ozmen Institute for Global Studies Launches

The Institute, as a University-wide research and outreach initiative, is supported by Colleges and Schools across the University and by the Provost’s Office, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Graduate School. It was approved by the NSHE Board of Regents in June 2018, and is made possible by a generous gift by two University alumni Eren and Fatih Ozmen of the Sierra Nevada Corporation. Faculty interested in any aspect of global or international studies are welcome to fill out and submit the brief form on the “Get Involved” page of the new website to become an Affiliated Faculty of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies. If you have any questions regarding the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies, please do not hesitate to contact Director Berch Berberoglu at berchb@unr.edu.

Update: Public Outreach Meeting- ADA Transition Plan: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., RSVP requested

The University is holding an informational public outreach meeting to present the findings of a recent study focused on improving campus physical accessibility. This study enhances and expands the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan developed in 2007 and will guide future priority and funding decisions. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Melissa Rutter by Sept. 24, at mrutter@unr.edu or 775-784-7777. Location: Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre -- Please RSVP: FacilitiesServices@unr.edu. --

Adobe Typekit now available

Adobe’s Typekit is now available to all University named user license holders, including the campus’ Myriad Pro font family. Go to https://typekit.com and log in with your Enterprise ID to browse for the fonts you need. Download anything with a green “Sync” button to use throughout your documents. Make sure the Creative Cloud desktop application is running and Font Sync is turned on. Contact the OIT Support Center at https://oit.unr.edu/get-help to open a ticket for Creative Cloud support.

Migrate Creative Cloud Data by 8/31/18

This is a reminder that the 2017-18 named user licenses purchased through OIT expired on 8/3/18. Adobe provides a 30-day grace period that will expire soon (licenses purchased through other vendors will expire on their designated expiration date). You must migrate any data you wish to keep from your original Adobe ID account to the new campus license Enterprise ID account by this Friday, 8/31/18. If you don’t migrate data by the time your original account expires, your data will become inaccessible. To migrate your data, simply follow Adobe’s Manual Asset Transfer instructions. For further assistance, the OIT Support Center can be reached at https://oit.unr.edu/get-help.

Public Outreach Meeting- ADA Transition Plan: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., RSVP requested

The University is holding an informational public outreach meeting to present the findings of a recent study focused on improving campus physical accessibility. This study enhances and expands the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan developed in 2007 and will guide future priority and funding decisions. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend. Location: Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre -- Please RSVP: FacilitiesServices@unr.edu. --

DocuSign E-Signature solution available campus-wide

DocuSign is a cloud-based electronic signature system available to all faculty and staff at the University. In order to learn more about using DocuSign or to be added to a training list please contact the OIT Project Management Office (oitpmo@unr.edu).

Update: Construction Notice for the Campus Quadrangle & South Campus - through Friday, Nov. 2

Work to replace underground piping and sidewalk along the east side of Mackay Science will expand to the south end of Mackay Science and across the south end of the Quad. Please see map linked for affected areas. This work includes trenching, heavy equipment and truck traffic, a parking lot closure and pedestrian detours. Impact for Occupants: - The entire Silver 2 parking lot, east of Mackay Science and the Sarah Fleischmann Building, will be closed during this phase of construction. The Silver 2 parking lot east of Mackay Science is now partially re-opened. - Building access, including ADA access, will be maintained to all buildings, except Mackay Science, throughout the project. - There will be no ADA accessible route into the Mackay Science building from June 27 through August 24, 2018. ADA access to Mackay Science is now re-opened. - Pedestrian detours around the construction area will be in place, with signage provided. - There will be noise, dust, odors and construction traffic for the duration of this project. - ADA parking permit holders are always welcome to use any available ADA parking spot. - Fencing will continue to shift around construction activity on the Quad as the work progresses; however, sidewalk access around the Quad will be maintained. Action(s) Required: - Please do not enter work areas, and follow posted detour signage. - Silver 2 parking lot permit holders may park in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.

Campus Construction Notice for Manzanita Hall Renovation: Aug. 27 through Summer 2019

A major renovation and structural upgrade of the historic Manzanita Hall will begin Monday, Aug. 27. This 30,000 square-foot dorm will re-open in Summer 2019 with 103 student beds, six resident assistant rooms, a laundry facility, student lounges and study areas. Impact for Campus: - The metered parking south of Manzanita Hall will close for the duration of the project. - There will be sidewalk detours at the south end and east side of Manzanita Hall. - As utility shutdowns or interruptions are scheduled, advanced notice and details will be provided. - When campus access is impacted, advanced notice and details will be provided. Action(s) Required: - Please use extra caution around construction and do not enter barricaded work areas. - Please look for further project updates that may affect you. Thank you for your patience as we make this beautiful addition to our campus.

New Employee Assistance Program

The Human Resource Department is excited to announce a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider for UNR employees and eligible family members. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and also has the capability to provide services throughout Nevada via a secure internet video conferencing system. For those who are unfamiliar with what an EAP does, it provides free and confidential counseling for employees and eligible family members (up to 3 sessions per year) to assist in dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, marital conflict, etc. The EAP can also assist with workplace problems and can provide referrals to such services as childcare, elder care, legal assistance, substance abuse treatment, etc. Mountain EAP can be reached by calling (775) 322-6066. Their website is www.mountaineap.com. They are located at 1750 Locust Street, Suite A, Reno, 89502. Email address: mountaineap@gmail.com. All services are completely confidential. For questions on the EAP, please call the UNR Human Resources office at 784-6082.

UAM updates: effective Aug. 17, 2018

Several sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. These revisions are effective August 17, 2018. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,503 – NepotismRATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions bring the UAM into compliance with the BOR Handbook. 2,507 – Administrative Faculty Job Descriptions RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Administrative faculty job description language removed from UAM 2,515, Guidelines for Faculty Promotion was moved to a new section. 2,515 – Guidelines for Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Medical Resident Promotion (Formerly “Guidelines for Faculty Promotion”) RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions to this policy address procedures for the academic promotion and tenure processes at UNR. Language dealing with faculty searches, job descriptions, and temporary salary adjustments is being deleted from 2,515 and placed into more appropriate sections, UAM 2,520, Faculty Search Rules, UAM 2,507, Administrative Faculty Job Descriptions, and UAM 2,516, Administrative Faculty Temporary Salary Adjustments. 2,516 – Administrative Faculty Temporary Salary Adjustments RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Administrative faculty temporary salary adjustment language removed from UAM 2,515, Guidelines for Faculty Promotion was moved to a new section. 2,520 – Faculty Search Rules RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Faculty search language removed from UAM 2,515, Guidelines for Faculty Promotion was added to the current policy. 2,530 – Background Check for Policy for Faculty RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to clarify when current employees are required to receive a background check when changing jobs. 2,636 – Postdoctoral Fellow RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions clarify how salaries for postdoctoral fellows are determined. 2,800 – Regulations Regarding Student Employment RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made as a result of an audit to clarify hourly and student employees are only paid overtime if they work in excess of 40 hours per week. 5,020 – University Notary Public Services RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Since the implementation of Workday, university notaries are no longer identified in the campus directory. Language directing users to the directory to locate notaries is being deleted until this information can be added in Workday at a later date. 5,304 – Event Accessibility and Accommodation Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new section was created to establish policies and procedures for requiring event accessibility and accommodation. 6,501 – Syllabus Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to direct users to UAM 6,502, Academic Standards Policy, which defines academic dishonesty and mandates specific sanctions for violations. 6,502 – Academic Standards RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to address students who attempt to withdraw from a course after being ejected from a testing situation in order to avoid disciplinary actions. 7,004 – Policy on Video and Audio Equipment Usage RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Minor revisions were made to clarify video and audio equipment usage is linked to an approved/intended purpose and not limited to security.

Scheduled Phone Maintenance: Wednesday, Aug. 15

The Office of Information Technology will be rebooting the phone systems on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in order to perform a software update. The update will take place between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. Please keep in mind that all phone systems on campus will be down during this time. This will include 911 calls made from campus phones. We do not expect the outage on the phone systems to be longer than 30 minutes. However, if there are unexpected issues with the software update there is a possibility that the outage could be longer. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Aug. 13, 2018: OIT's New Online Help Service

In order to provide a better customer service experience, the Office of Information Technology is moving to a new online help system starting Aug. 13, 2018. The new system replaces email support, therefore, online requests can now be submitted through the OIT website at https://oit.unr.edu by searching or navigating to the applicable service or by clicking Get Help. The help@unr.edu and medhelp@med.unr.edu email addresses will no longer be monitored. Many campus systems, including the new online help system, use your Workday email and phone contact information to respond to your support requests effectively. Follow the Workday instructions “How do I edit my work e-mail address?” to keep your contact information up to date.

University Administrative Manual Updates: effective July 24, 2018

Several sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. These revisions are effective July 24, 2018. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,361 – Classified Employee Grants-In-Aid (formerly Classified Grants-In-Aid Benefit Program) RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was added to clarify that classified employees must be .53 FTE on the first day of the semester to be eligible for grants-in-aid. 2,695 – Additional Compensation, Supplemental Pay, and Overloads RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to address additional compensation for administrative faculty engaged in non-teaching activities. Further revisions to update section with regard to Workday procedures will occur at a later date. 5,302 – Policy for Use of University Space RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was added to clarify the scheduling of departmental labs and conference rooms. 7,009 – University of Nevada, Reno Social Media Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to address blocking users from official University of Nevada, Reno social media sites.

Campus Construction Notice for the New William N. Pennington Engineering Building

Affected Dates: Monday, July 23, 2018, through Summer 2020. Description of Work: Construction of the new William N. Pennington Engineering Building will begin with demolition activity on the building site, which is located south of the Harry Reid Engineering Laboratory, between Evans Avenue and the campus portion of Record Street. This new four story, 110,114 square-foot engineering building will house 40 faculty offices, 150 graduate student work stations, more than 40 laboratories, a clean room, large-scale computer lab, a 200-student classroom and the offices of the Dean of the College of Engineering. Impact for Campus: - The Silver 12 parking lot on the west side of Evans Avenue will be closed for the duration of the project. - There will be intermittent sidewalk detours, road closures, and traffic control measures on Evans Avenue and on the campus portion of Record Street. - As utility shutdown and interruptions are scheduled, advance notice and details will be provided. - As campus and road access is impacted, advance notice and details will be provided. Thank you for your patience as we make this beautiful addition to our campus.

University Administrative Manual Updates

Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 1,940 – Policy on Religious Accommodation for Employees RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to correct an editing error in the previous revisions approved on June 12, 2018. 2,690 – Faculty Providing Scholarly and Professional Outside Compensated Services (Formerly “Faculty Providing Consulting Services”) RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to broaden scope of title and policy to encompass all outside professional activities. 3,100 – Internship, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new policy was created to define procedures for the development, implementation, and assessment of internships, service-learning and civic engagement experiences. Additional revisions address questions previously raised by Faculty Senate and other parties. 6,502 – Academic Standards RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to clarify policy and add language outlining a scale of grade consequences for academic dishonesty.

Campus-wide Adobe license coming Aug. 1, 2018

Adobe Creative Cloud for Education will be available to all Faculty and Staff at no cost Aug. 1, 2018. We strongly discourage Faculty and Staff from purchasing their own licenses moving forward. If you absolutely need access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the month of July you can find it on computers in @One in the Knowledge Center, or you can contact the OIT Support Center. Please note that Adobe Captivate is not included on the Creative Cloud campus license. For more information, contact OIT Service Center at 775-682-5000, or at help@unr.edu.

Faculty Help Needed - NevadaFIT and Dorm Storm Move-In

Residential Life, Housing & Food Service needs your help to move students into the residence halls! This is a great opportunity to welcome incoming students and their families to our campus community. There will be two separate move-in days for the incoming residents: •There will be a move-in day for new residents who will be participating in NevadaFIT Saturday, Aug. 18, •The annual Dorm Storm move-in will be held for the remainder of new and returning residents, Thursday, Aug. 23. Faculty volunteers will aid the hall staffs in the administrative check-in portion of the resident’s move in experience. In addition, we will be providing food for those who volunteer based on the shift you sign up for. After finding the sign-up page on the https://unr.givepulse.com, please use the code: moveinfac18. Feel free to reach out to Darius Robinson (dariusr@unr.edu) or Tashauna Stewart (tashaunas@nevada.unr.edu) if you have any questions. Also, if you have any students that want to volunteer, please reach out.

Update: Construction Notice for the Campus Quadrangle & South Campus

June 25 through November 2: Work to replace underground piping and sidewalk along the east side of Mackay Science will expand to the south end of Mackay Science and across the south end of the Quad. Please see map linked above for affected areas and impact for occupants. This work includes trenching, heavy equipment and truck traffic, a parking lot closure and pedestrian detours. Thank you for your patience as we perform these upgrades. Questions and concerns can be directed to worknoticeresponses@lists.unr.edu.

Changes to the Travel Policy - Spend Authorizations now Required for In State Travel

Beginning July 1, there are changes to the UNR Travel Policy including required Spend Authorizations for in state and out-of-state travel. The most significant change to the Travel Policy is, beginning on July 1, 2018 Spend Authorizations will be required for travel both in and out of the State of Nevada. Employees whose job duties expressly include specified travel responsibilities may not be required to obtain prior approval for in-state travel (for example, travel to Board of Regents meetings or for statewide duties in Cooperative Extension). For questions about exceptions, please contact Joyce Stauffenberg at sjoyce@unr.edu or Sara Kilgore at skilgore@unr.edu.

New Director - The Center, Every Student, Every Story.

I am pleased to announce Jose Miguel Pulido Leon as the new Director of the Center, Every Student, Every Story. Jose comes to us from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he is the Assistant Director of Multicultural & Intersectional Initiatives. Prior to that Jose worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for 12 years serving historically underrepresented students with an emphasis on retention and outreach projects. Jose received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Los Angeles and will be receiving his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration this July from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jerome Maese for chairing the search committee whose members were - Daniel Enrique Perez, Sheena Harvey, Gabriela Ortiz Flores, Saundra Mitrovich, Kassandra Fuentes, Perry Fittrer, and search coordinator Jackie Kuhn. Please join me in welcoming him to the University of Nevada, Reno when he begins his new position Aug. 1. --Jerry Marczynski, Associate Vice President, Student Life Services

University Administrative Manual Updates

Sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows:2,540 – Moving Allowance (Formerly Payment and/or Reimbursement of Moving Expenses)RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed as a result of tax law changes making moving reimbursements taxable income. The new policy and procedures will simplify process.5,460 – Tobacco Free UniversityRATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions to the policy prohibit the use of all tobacco and marijuana products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products in all owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled university buildings and structures, grounds, walkways, sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and vehicles throughout campus.

Construction Notice for Stadium Way and Parking Lot South of Peccole Park

Affected Time: Monday, June 4-Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Description of Work: Contractors will replace asphalt pavement, install new parking medians and islands, and revise the lighting layout. Impact for Occupants: - Parking: During construction, Green/Orange lot permit holders are welcome to park in the Silver 16 lot west of the intermural fields, the West Stadium Complex, or Green or Blue-1 parking areas. - Traffic: Stadium Way, south of Peccole Park, will be closed during construction. Access onto campus from Evans Ave at Peccole Park will be limited to the east side of the park. For alternate campus access, a detour via East Stadium Way will be marked. The driveway between John Sala Intramural Practice Field and Peccole Park will also be closed during construction.- Shuttle: The Peccole and East Stadium shuttle stops will be permanently eliminated 6/1/18. Project Contact: Jon Ward; Phone: 775-784-8020; Email: worknoticeresponses@lists.unr.edu.

Provost Carman announces new Vice Provosts

Jill Heaton, Associate Professor of Geography and Chair of Geography, will begin her appointment as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in early August. David Shintani, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and CABNR Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, will begin his appointment as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in early July. Provost Carman said both Jill and Dave had strong support from the University community, and he has great respect for both Jill and Dave and looks forward to working with them. Provost Carman thanks the search committee for their assistance in this important search, and a special thanks to search-committee chair Fred Holman and Audrey Casey for facilitating a deliberate, transparent and successful review process.

Silver & Blue Salute - The Annual Classified Staff Recognition Reception

join the Staff Employees’ Council in honoring this year’s classified staff and retirees for their years of service to the University. President Johnson has granted all classified staff two hours of paid administrative leave to enjoy the event. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 1-3 p.m.; Joe Crowley Student Union – 4th Floor, Glick Ballroom; Light Refreshments – 2:15 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, June 1.

Campus Construction Notice – Evans Avenue Bicycle Path

Affected Dates: Monday, May 21, through Friday, June 8. Description of Work: The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will continue the Bicycle Path Project for Evans Avenue. This work includes striping and slurry work, with reduced traffic, lane closures and detours. Impact for Campus: Northbound vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Evans Avenue between North McCarran Boulevard and Second Street may be detoured; Flaggers will be available when lane closures for northbound Evans Avenue are in effect; Detours will be made at Ninth Street and Evans Avenue, routing north-bound Evans Avenue traffic either west onto Virginia Street or east onto Valley Road.; Southbound lanes of Evans Avenue will remain open, allowing access to east campus. Action(s) Required:Please allow extra time for traveling on or near Evans Avenue; Use extra caution around construction equipment and crews; Follow all directions from flaggers and posted signage. Project Contact: RTC of Washoe | (775)-348-0400 or www.rtcwashoe.com. Thank you for your patience as this transportation improvement project is completed.

Open Forum - Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story.

You are invited to attend the open forum Q&A sessions with the remaining candidates for the Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story. Please come prepared to ask the candidate questions. The search committee greatly appreciates your attendance, as feedback is an important part of the selection process. Candidate: Patricia Santoyo-Marin, Wednesday, May 16, 3-3:45 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 324.

Open Forum: Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs Candidate

The Search Committee for the Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs position is pleased to announce an open forum for candidate Jill Heaton, Chair, Department of Geography. This forum is open to all faculty, staff, and students, and will be held Wednesday, May 16, 10:15-11 a.m., in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 323. A CV for the candidate is available by emailing Audrey Casey at acasey@unr.edu.

Open Forum Q&A Sessions for Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story.

There are two remaining candidate forums for the director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story. •Candidate: Allen Sutton; Monday, May 14th from 3:30-4:15 p.m., Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, 422 •Candidate: Patricia Santoyo-Marin, Wednesday, May 16th from 3-3:45 p.m., Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, 324

Open Forums - Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education Candidates

The Search Committee for the Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education position is pleased to announce the candidates who have been asked to participate in campus meetings and forums. The candidates and open forum dates, times, and locations are as follows:  David Shintani, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources: Open Forum for faculty, staff and students, Tuesday, May 15, 11:15 a.m.-noon; Joe Crowley Student Union, Laden Senate Chambers, 3rd Floor.  Victor Vasquez, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering: Open Forum for faculty, staff and students, Monday, May 21, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Joe Crowley Student Union, Laden Senate Chambers, 3rd Floor. These forums are open to all faculty, staff, and students. A CV for each candidate is available by emailing Audrey Casey at acasey@unr.edu.

Continuity of Operations Planning Workshops

A Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course (two different sessions) is being offered for University faculty and staff Wednesday, May 23 or Thursday, May 24. Continuity planning facilitates the performance of essential functions during all-hazards emergencies or other situations that may disrupt normal operations. this training will be of particular interest to individuals in university offices or departments who would be responsible for maintaining University operations in times of disruption. Since computer use and instruction is part of the workshop agenda, space is limited. Register today to attend.

Open Forum - Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story

An open forum Q&A session is scheduled with Jose Miguel Pulido Leon, a finalist for the Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story. Faculty and staff are asked to come prepared to ask the candidate questions. The search committee greatly appreciates your attendance, as feedback is an important part of the selection process. The forum is scheduled from 1:15-2 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, in Room 324 in the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Teaching with Technology Certificate Program - Apply by May 15

The Certificate program, hosted by Teaching & Learning Technologies, will function as a learning community that will engage faculty in discussions on the research and practical application of educational technology in their teaching. As participants, faculty will be required to attend one orientation and five two-hour meetings each semester (fall 2018 and spring 2019), and will share their teaching innovations at the Showcase in spring 2019. Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded the TwT Certificate to include in their teaching portfolio. For more information, direct questions to Lia Schraeder at lschraeder@unr.edu or 775-682-6540.

Using the Academic Advising Core Competencies Model to Create an Action Plan for Professional Growth and Development

Throughout this 2017-2018 NACADA Webinar series on Building Advisor Competency, our presenters have shared information about the new NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model – the history of its development, the framework that underlies it, and the explanation of the individual competencies. From the first release of the Model, advising professionals and administrators have asked, “So now what do we do?” and “How can we implement these ideas on my campus?” In this concluding presentation for the Webinar season, our presenters answer those questions. As they explain how the Core Competencies provide a roadmap for professional development, they will discuss ways to integrate the competencies into advising practice and develop a concrete, intentional professional development plan. Whether you are a lone advisor in an academic department, part of a committee charged with designing training and development for advisors, or an administrator responsible for advisor development, this presentation will help you take the Core Competencies and apply them on your campus. For more information, contact Derek Furukawa,Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Academic Advising & Student Achievement, at 775-784-4684, or at dfurukawa@unr.edu.

Non-Immunized Students Allowed to Return to Campus - April 16, 2018

The Washoe County Health District will allow all non-immunized students attending the University of Nevada, Reno back on campus beginning Monday, April 16, 2018. This decision is based on the fact that there have not been any additional measles cases in our community since the one confirmed case earlier this month. If additional measles cases occur, per policy non-immunized students will be required to leave campus again.

MS Power BI - Upcoming Demonstration Sessions

UNR STUDENT ENROLLMENT, INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY, AND OTHER ANALYTICAL DATA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: AN INTRODUCTION TO MS POWER BI (OFFICE 365). In collaboration with OIT, the Office of Institutional Analysis is transitioning to MS Power BI (PBI), which is part of Office 365. To introduce the campus community to this new reporting application, which is being used now by central administration and the Provost’s Office, there will be 1-hour sessions to demonstrate the functionality of PBI , to cover data reports and dashboards that are currently available in PBI, and to collect feedback from current PBI users. We strongly encourage current and prospective PBI users to attend one of the scheduled sessions below, which will offer you an opportunity for hands-on demonstration of how you can access, visualize, customize, and download data reports pertinent to your office. Demonstration Sessions will be held at: Engineering Computer Lab B, room SEM231, Wednesday, April 18, 11 a.m. to noon, and Monday, April 23, noon to 1 p.m.

Washoe County Health District reports measles case

It has come to our attention that there is one confirmed case of measles at the University of Nevada, Reno. The University would like to remind you that measles is a highly contagious disease. If you are not vaccinated, you are at a higher risk of contracting measles. The Student Health Center at the University does have the MMR vaccine available for students. Please call 775-784-6598 to make an appointment. Walk-in appointments are also available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Faculty and staff who have not been immunized are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider for an immunization.

Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance Survey

The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (TMBA) has proposed creating a dedicated, physically separated bicycle track along Center Street between the University and Midtown Reno. Better, safer bicycle infrastructure would not only allow more members of the University community at all skill levels to commute by bicycle—thus reducing parking pressure and per-person facilities costs—but would serve as a recruitment mechanism for students, faculty, and staff. The University administration has given this plan their approval. Now, to move the plan forward, TMBA needs your help! Whether or not you’re a cyclist, please take 2-3 minutes to fill out this survey about safe cycle routes to the University. More importantly, please encourage students to take the survey and to share it with their peers. Two participants will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift certificate to either The Hub or Coffeebar, so you can get your caffeine fix while helping to improve transportation options for our University community. If you have any questions about the survey, the project, TMBA or cycle commuting, feel free to get in touch with Joanna Trieger, jtrieger@unr.edu, 775-682-7737.

Temporary Lawn Closure for Thompson Building and William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center

Facilities Maintenance Services will complete soil treatments and re-seeding. To complete this work, a temporary closure of the lawn areas April 9-27 is necessary. The lawn areas will be roped off by blue ropes. Landscape equipment may periodically generate moderate noise. The sidewalks and all building entrances around the area will remain accessible. Please observe the established perimeter and do not walk upon or utilize the lawn area for activities or events. Please exercise caution when in the vicinity of landscape equipment and crews. Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.

RTC Provides Free Transportation for Wolf Pack Game Viewers

Enjoy free transportation on all regularly scheduled transit services Thursday, March 22, from 2-8 p.m.

Wolf Pack's Sweet 16 Viewing Party at The Joe

Stop by the Joe Crowley Student Union to watch the Nevada Men's basketball team play against Loyola Chicago in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA March Madness tournament. There will be free Port of Subs sandwiches available! The game will be broadcat in the Theatre on the 3rd floor. The Joe will remain open until the end of the game.

Early Career Academic Faculty Committee's recent Tenure in the Bag event notes

Check out the complete notes from the Early Career Academic Faculty Committee's recent Tenure in the Bag event held Friday, March 16.

Lane Closure Planned for Evans Avenue Bicycle Improvements Project

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has closed the northbound lane of Evans Avenue from Highland Avenue to McCarran Boulevard starting Monday, March 19-Friday, March 23. The southbound lane will remain open to traffic. The closure is timed to coincide with the University's spring break to minimize the impact on students and faculty. The project is expected to be completed before students graduate in May 2018. For more information, visit www.rtcwashoe.com.

Office of Information Technology deploying new website: oit.unr.edu

The Office of Information Technology is deploying a new website, oit.unr.edu, Thursday, March 22, 2018. The new website will make it easier for users to find what they need, it includes a comprehensive knowledge base and color coding for navigational efficiency.

Elevator Shutdown Notice for Brian Whalen Parking Complex

A contractor will update the elevator safety controls for the passenger elevators in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex. -Each bank of elevators in Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex will be out of service for approximately 4 hours during this timeframe. One bank of elevators will remain operational at all times. -ADA accessibility to the Parking Complex will be maintained for the duration of the work. -The contractor will have notices posted at the elevator call buttons on each floor alerting that maintenance is being performed at that time. -Intermittent noise and odors can be anticipated with this work. -In order to access all floors of the Parking Complex, please use the available elevators on the opposite side (north and south) of where the elevator work is occurring in the parking complex. -Please exercise caution when in the vicinity of maintenance crews and equipment. -Please follow all posted signage and do not enter coned-off or barricaded work areas. Thank you for your patience as we perform this maintenance work. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.

Campus Electrical Utility Shutdown Notice for Multiple Buildings: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, March 17

As part of the ongoing electrical infrastructure project, a contractor will install new 25kV electrical cables at various utility vaults. To complete this work, multiple buildings will be without utility power or will have limited electrical services for the duration of the shutdown. -Clark Administration, Frandsen Humanities, Great Basin Hall, Thompson Building and Virginia Street Gym: no utility power for the duration of the shutdown. -Davidson Academy, Jot Travis Building, Juniper Hall, Lincoln Hall and Manzanita Hall: minimal lighting will be connected to the building generator. -Temporary power will be connected to the Overlook Café food service coolers and Residential Life server room in Jot Travis. -All of these buildings will be without heating for the duration of the shutdown resulting in cooler than normal office temperatures. -Please avoid scheduling activities during the shutdown period. -Turn off all computers and all other sensitive equipment prior to the shutdown time. -In the event that the temperature in a building becomes too cold or too hot, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 784-8020. Thank you for your patience as we upgrade the electrical system.

Faculty & Staff Message Regarding National School Walkout - March 14

In response to the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a national movement to walk out of school is planned for Wednesday, March 14, beginning at 10 a.m. – across each time zone – and lasting 17 minutes, memorializing the 17 killed in Parkland, Florida. The National School Walkout event is a student-led protest demanding action against gun violence. Students, faculty, staff and supporters around the world plan to walk out of their schools. University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson issued a statement in support of K-12 students who choose to participate in civic and community engagement. He said there will be no negative consequences to those who participate in this event regarding their potential future enrollment at UNR. UNR classes will run on a regular schedule and offices will remain open. All faculty are expected to hold class and examinations as scheduled, and UNR students who choose to participate in the protest are not excused from class attendance, classwork, or exams that are scheduled during this time. No student conduct charges will be filed regarding students who choose to participate peacefully.

National School Walkout March 14: University statement on civic and community engagement

On Wednesday, March 14, a national school walkout is scheduled to be held as a protest to congressional inaction regarding gun violence. We wish to stress that as an institution, there will be no negative fallout for students who participate in peaceful and lawful events such as this one, nor will it adversely affect high school admissions to our University. Classes will run on a regular schedule March 14. The University of Nevada, Reno has long stressed a model of civic and community engagement for our students. We firmly believe that students who work to make a difference in the civic life of our communities develop knowledge, skills and values that will serve them well throughout their lives, and will help them become more engaged and productive citizens. We support our current and future students' active participation in our democracy. We acknowledge their right to stand up in the expression of their beliefs. -President Johnson

University reopen: campus operating at regularly scheduled times Saturday, March 3

The University of Nevada, Reno campus has reopened. Classes and campus operations will resume as scheduled today, Saturday, March 3. The University will continue to keep an eye on the situation and monitor any changes. Any further weather or emergency updates will be posted to www.unr.edu.

University open: Classes and operations to convene at regularly scheduled times

The University of Nevada, Reno campus remains open at its regular operating schedule today, Friday, March 2. Please exercise abundant caution as you travel to campus.

WolfCards to print preferred first and last names starting Monday, March 5

As of Monday, March 5, the University will start printing ID cards with the preferred first and last name on the front of WolfCards and the legal name on the back of the card. Cards will still be printed with legal name on the front of the card by default. As customary, the WolfCard office will charge the customer $15 for a replacement card. If the customer has not changed their preferred name in MyNevada/Peoplesoft, the WolfCard office will instruct them to take care of that first either online or in Admissions and Records for students and return to get a new WolfCard the next day. Once changes have been make in Workday or MyNevada/Peoplesoft, the WolfCard office will receive the updated information 24 hours later and can make a new card at that time. Questions can be directed to WolfCard Manager Penny Leathley at 775-784-4001, or at leathley@unr.edu.

Winter Weather Advisory: use caution and allow extra travel time

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory starting Thursday afternoon until Friday mid-day. Snow is expected to accumulate and may have an impact on operations area wide. As safety is our number one priority, we will continue to keep an eye on the situation and monitor any changes. In order to ensure the campus community of a safe campus Thursday evening and Friday morning, the University is taking the following actions: This past Wednesday, Facilities crews sprayed “brine” on the roadways, sidewalks, stairs and ADA ramps to help with ice/snow accumulation. Facilities placed a Weather Essential Team (40 staff) on standby Thursday evening and will call them out should the campus experience heavy snowfall. Ace Contracting, a local Reno firm, will be plowing parking lots early in the morning (3-5 a.m.) The University will be monitoring the city/county/interstate road situation all evening, and by 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, will make a determination if the campus is open for classes on Friday. Whether the campus is open or closed, Facilities will have the Weather Essential Team on campus at 5 a.m. Friday, with a focus on ADA access and major arterials throughout campus. Should the campus remain open, an additional 70 staff will report at 7 a.m. to help with snow/ice removal if needed. Please monitor local TV channels, the National Weather Service alerts, and check www.unr.edu for important, ongoing University updates or changes to campus conditions.

University Administrative Manual Updates

Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 62 – University Records Retention Guidelines: RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new policy was created to provide internal guidelines to clarify areas of responsibility and official repositories in compliance with the NSHE Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. 1,404 – International Travel: RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Minor revisions were made to reflect actual process and update language to match Workday terminology. 2,170 – Faculty Grants-In-Aid:RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to clarify grants-in-aid coverage and exclusions. 2,361 – Classified Grants-In-Aid Benefit Program: RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to clarify grants-in-aid coverage and exclusions. 5,440 – University Sound Policy: RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to update hours based on the new class schedule and include additional buildings and spaces that are impacted. 6,501 – Syllabus Policy: RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to update and clarify syllabus requirements.

Temporary Lawn Closures: March 12-30

There will be temporary lawn closures for the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Quad, west Joe Crowley Student Union, and Fitzgerald Student Services Building. The lawn areas will be roped off by blue ropes. Landscape equipment may periodically generate moderate noise. The sidewalks and all building entrances around the area will remain accessible. Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.

Temporary Lawn Closures: March 5-23

There is a temporary lawn closure for the William N. Pennington Health Sciences Quad, Lombardi Recreation Center, and North Joe Crowley Student Union. Facilities Maintenance Services will complete soil treatments and re-seeding. In order to complete this work, a temporary closure of the lawn areas is necessary. Please observe the established perimeter and do not walk upon or utilize the lawn area for activities or events. Please exercise caution when in the vicinity of landscape equipment and crews. Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.

Records Retention Email Folders

To assist faculty and staff in meeting the requirements of the NSHE Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, the University of Nevada, Reno is adding a new default folder to faculty and staff email accounts. Your current email folder structure will not be disrupted by this addition. One main folder will be added called “Records Retention;” it will have seven branch folders. The University encourages use of these folders for records retention, but will not monitor or enforce it. The records retention branch folders are the following: Records Retention: Administration; Contracts; Fiscal; Legal; Personnel; Research; Student. For additional information, see UAM 61, University Records Retention Guidelines, and https://www.unr.edu/records-retention.

Summer & Fall Course Requests Due to Nevada Wolf Shop

SUMMER and FALL textbook course requests are due Thursday, March 15, 2018, to the Nevada Wolf Shop. The Wolf Shop needs time to research and source the least expensive options possible to pass along the savings to the students. Include information on access codes, online assignments, and/or supplies that may be required for your students. The Nevada Wolf Shop: Every Purchase Supports Every Student.

University Leadership Alliance Inaugural Meeting

For the first time, the University of Nevada Reno's four main governing bodies, Graduate Student Association, The Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno, Faculty Senate and Staff Employees' Council, are collaborating, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 22, to form the University Leadership Alliance (ULA) in order to establish collective representation of the University community. At this meeting in the Joe Crowley Student Union Milt Glick Ballroom C, the ULA board (three executive members of each governing body) and University administrative leaders are gathering to discuss priorities, goals, new initiatives, campus diversity issues and other matters that affect the University community. The meeting is open to the public and will include opportunities for public comment and open discussion so that members of the campus community and other stakeholders can express their concerns to the ULA board and the University Administration. We hope that the meeting will provide a vibrant platform for enhancing transparency in communication between University administration and constituents. Contact your representative on the appropriate governing body to relay your input.

Revised: Campus Road Closure for South Medical Way Construction through Friday, Feb. 9

Facilities Services will make vehicle and pedestrian traffic improvements to South Medical Way. The work will include: conversion of the road to one-way traffic, new signage and markings, construction of a new sidewalk, curb and gutter on South Medical Way, and reconstruction of the existing sidewalk at the intersection of East Stadium Way and South Medical Way. South Medical Way will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for the duration of the project, and will reopen as a one-way street in the eastbound direction. Access for all adjacent buildings will be maintained throughout the project. All parking on the south side of the Family Medicine Center (Brigham Building) and Nell J. Redfield Building will be closed for the duration of the project. Permit holders may park in other Silver 10 lots, or in the Tan parking lot, just north of Mackay Stadium. The stairs south of the Family Medicine Center (Brigham Building) and Nell J. Redfield Building will be closed for the duration of the project. Please email worknoticeresponses@lists.unr.edu with any questions or concerns regarding this work.

3MT@NEVADA submission deadline is 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 16

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association are again co-sponsoring the Three Minute Thesis at Nevada (3MT@NEVADA) competition. This year’s program will include doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis and professional project categories. The preliminary rounds are scheduled for March 26, 27 and 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the MIKC Wells Fargo Auditorium, with the top ranked contestants advancing to the final round on Thursday, April 19, 2018, again in the MIKC Wells Fargo Auditorium. For additional information, including competition and judging rules, and to submit an entry, go to http://www.unr.edu/grad/3mtn.

Important Flu Season Recommendations to Faculty from Student Health Services

This year we are seeing a nationwide flu epidemic. As we begin this spring semester, we have already seen a high number of influenza cases on our campus. Based on guidelines from the CDC, we are asking students, faculty, or staff who develop flu like symptoms to stay home from school or work until 24 hours after their fever has resolved without the use of fever reducing medications. We are hopeful that these preventative actions will help decrease the spread of this flu virus. We are asking your cooperation as faculty in the following ways: 1) Faculty members are asked to be flexible with regard to student attendance policies and to not penalize a student for missing a class due to flu like symptoms. 2) Faculty are also asked to be flexible in assisting students who need to make up exams or assignments due to flu like illness. 3) It would be helpful to have as much course content on the web as possible so that students can keep up with their assignments. 4)Ask students who are ill with the flu to communicate with you via telephone or email. Students should not be asked to provide a doctor’s note as this will cause further exposure to other students. We thank you for your cooperation in our preventative efforts on our campus. Remember simple steps such as handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth can help prevent the flu. It is also not too late to get a flu shot! Sincerely, Cheryl Hug-English M.D., Medical Director Student Health Center

Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Practitioner and Research Partnership Grant

In order to address the issues of prescription drug abuse in Nevada and more effectively utilize the PDMP, this project will encompass multiple new types of analysis of the PDMP aggregate data. The grant creates “problem indicators” to identify populations at high risk of prescription drug addiction and abuse. Geographical analysis will enhance the Board of Pharmacy’s ability to identify “problem areas” (medical complexes, pharmacies, etc.) and this may allow for targeted interventions. For more information, contact Emmanuel Barthe at epbarthe@unr.edu or at 775-784-6334.

Service Award Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

Do you know a student who graduated in December 2017 or will be graduating in May 2018? The selection committee for The Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award is seeking graduating seniors whose collegiate record shows good scholarship, good character and worthy service. Up to four recipients of this award will receive a minimum of $3,000 at the Honor the Best Ceremony in May of 2018. Nomination deadline is March 11 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Erinn Kari at ekari@unr.edu or at 775-784-1471.

Spring Awards and Grants Deadlines

The Provost's Office coordinates several campus-wide academic awards, many of which are presented at the University's Honor the Best celebration, an annual event to recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and students. Nominations are now being accepted for the Thornton Peace Prize, the Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award, the Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award and the Global Engagement Award. Proposal are now being accepted for the International Activities Grant (contact Johnson Makoba at makoba@unr.edu), and for Service-Learning Course Development (contact Stacey Muse at smuse@unr.edu or the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at 775-784-4846).

University Administrative Manual Updates

Sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,170 – Faculty Grants-In-Aid; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to clarify grants-in-aid coverage and exclusions. 2,361 – Classified Grants-In-Aid; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to clarify grants-in-aid coverage and exclusions.

University Accessibility Policy and Procedures

On July 1, 2017, new accessibility policy and procedures went into effect. The policy and procedures are designed to ensure our information and communication technology (ICT) is accessible for all individuals. ICT broadly applies to all equipment and technology, from websites to PDFs, software to instructional content. Every division and college is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and resolving accessibility issues. All faculty and staff who handle content on the web, instructional or otherwise, should attend Basic Web Accessibility training annually.

NevadaFIT 2018 application is live

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to creating a culture of student success and completion. NevadaFIT is part of this commitment. Short for "Freshman Intensive Transition," NevadaFIT is a one-credit academic program that takes place the week before school starts: Aug. 18-23, 2018. All incoming freshmen from all majors are welcome to attend. The College of Science, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources, and the College of Education have made the program mandatory for all incoming students. The NevadaFIT 2018 application is now live-apply now!

Lynda.com available to University users for next 3 years

The University Libraries are happy to announce that Lynda.com online at https://lynda.unr.edu is available for the next three years to University users. Lynda.com provides expert level training on a variety of software and technology topics as well as relevant skills. The service can be accessed through a computer, tablet, or mobile device and it is available to all University students, faculty and staff by logging in to the system with their NetID and password. In order to facilitate the use of Lynda.com, a Lynda.com icon will be added to every University managed computer. We hope that you will take advantage of the service and use it as a learning tool in your classrooms and departments. For frequently requested training examples, please visit our website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Center at Help@unr.edu. -Maggie Ressel, director of access services, University Libraries and TLT; ressel@unr.edu; 775-682-5653.

Construction Notice for The National Judicial College and Evans Avenue Sidewalk

A section of sidewalk on Evans Avenue by The National Judicial College will be repaired. A section of retaining wall and 2 planter boxes along the west side of Evans Avenue will also be repaired. There will be minor excavation and concrete removal. The concrete pour will take place Tuesday, Jan. 16. ADA access to the buildings will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be affected in front of The National Judicial College. Pedestrians will be detoured through the driveway around the planter box at The National Judicial College. There will be intermittent noise, vibrations, dust and construction traffic associated with this project. Please follow all posted signage and do not enter coned-off or barricaded construction areas. Please use extra caution when near construction, equipment and crews. Thank you for your patience as we perform these upgrades. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.

Campus Road Closure for South Medical Way Construction

Facilities Services will make vehicle and pedestrian traffic improvements to South Medical Way. The work will include: conversion of the road to one-way traffic, new signage and markings, construction of a new sidewalk, curb and gutter on South Medical Way, and reconstruction of the existing sidewalk at the intersection of East Stadium Way and South Medical Way. South Medical Way will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for the duration of the project, and will reopen as a one-way street in the eastbound direction. Access for all adjacent buildings will be maintained throughout the project. All parking on the south side of the Family Medicine Center (Brigham Building) and Nell J. Redfield Building will be closed for the duration of the project. Permit holders may park in other Silver 10 lots, or in the Tan parking lot, just north of Mackay Stadium. The stairs south of the Family Medicine Center (Brigham Building) and Nell J. Redfield Building will be closed for the duration of the project. Thank you for your patience as we perform this maintenance work. To report a Facilities emergency, call (775) 784-8020.

University response to Meltdown and Spectre: CPU security flaws

There is no evidence or reason to believe that any breaches have occurred to any University system. However, we do advise users to be extra cautious of possible phishing attacks by following these steps: 1. Do NOT click on any links from suspicious emails; 2. Do NOT share account information; 3. Do NOT enter any of your credentials on suspicious or unknown websites; 4. DO forward suspicious email messages to security@unr.edu. Contact Help@unr.edu or 775-682-5000 for more info.

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