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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns regarding this work.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or at 775-784-6334.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 775-784-1471.
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 email@example.com), and for Service-Learning Course Development (contact Stacey Muse at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at 775-784-4846).
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.
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.
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!
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; email@example.com; 775-682-5653.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Help@unr.edu or 775-682-5000 for more info.
The Regional Transportation Commission will begin a widening project of Evans Avenue from North McCarran Boulevard to Jodi Lane for the new bicycle path along the east side of Evans Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to one-way southbound on Evans Avenue Jan. 2-19, 2018. Northbound traffic will be rerouted by detour signs to Valley Road. Access to all buildings will be maintained for the duration of the project. Only emergency vehicles will be allowed through closed streets during construction. There will be noise, dust and odors associated with this project. Thank you for your patience as we complete this project. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.
NV Energy will repair asphalt near the intersection of Ninth Street and Evans Avenue Friday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please see linked map for affected areas. A traffic detour will be in place during construction. Drivers will experience increased congestion on 9th Street and Evans Avenue. There will be noise, dust, odors and construction traffic associated with this project. Thank you for your patience as we perform these repairs. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.
As grade rosters open in MyNevada for instructors to assign and post final class grades, there is an exciting new tool available. There has long been a desire to be able to upload grades from WebCampus into MyNevada/Peoplesoft. Now, classes that utilize the grade book within WebCampus will be able to pull those grades into their official final grade roster in MyNevada. This is optional and instructors will also still be able to enter grades directly in MyNevada. Online help resources including step-by-step screen shots and videos are available at https://guides.library.unr.edu/TLT/grade-integration.
Terrace Drive, College Drive and North Virginia Street Road Work
The City of Reno and NV Energy will repair asphalt along North Virginia Street from College Drive to 11th Street. This work will affect College Drive and 11th Street, which will be closed off unless flaggers are present to control traffic. Under normal weather conditions, closed streets will be reopened within four hours after the asphalt repairs are complete. The asphalt repairs across Virginia Street have been completed. On Friday, Dec. 8, the southbound right lane will be closed to make repairs to the bike lane. Monday, Dec. 11, through Wednesday, Dec. 13, the contractor will repair the traffic sensors on the west side of Virginia Street at College Drive. Thank you for your patience as these roads are repaired.
Do you know a student who will/would have 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 2018. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/student-services/student-life-services, or contact Erinn Kari at email@example.com, or 775-784-1471.
Join us for Winter Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 9. There will be two ceremonies: Morning Ceremony – 8 a.m.: College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; School of Community Health Sciences; Division of Health Sciences; College of Education; College of Engineering; Orvis School of Nursing; and College of Science. Afternoon Ceremony – 1:30 p.m.: College of Business; Reynolds School of Journalism; and College of Liberal Arts.
Lombardi Recreation Center will undergo the second of potentially three renovation projects in an effort to upgrade this aging facility. This project will renovate the dance rooms, racquetball courts, theater rooms, restrooms, classroom and multifunctional rooms to improve the space for the Department of Theatre and Dance and the School of Community Health Sciences. Please plan alternate north campus access as required; please use extra caution when near construction, equipment and crews; and please do not enter barricaded construction areas and follow all posted signage. Thank you for your patience as we complete this project. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.
The University of Nevada, Reno is recognizing the accomplishments as well as the unique stories of our students during the Unity Graduate Celebration at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, in the Milt Glick Ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union. This event is a celebration that provides an opportunity to show undergraduate and graduate students, who come from all backgrounds, that we support and specifically acknowledge their graduation. Please register for the event by Wednesday, Dec. 6, and join in the processional. Academic regalia is encouraged, but not required attire for the processional. The 2017 Unity Graduate Celebration honors the importance of overcoming barriers within higher education and offers our institution an opportunity to acknowledge the different paths that lead to academic success and graduation. Please join in the Unity Graduate Celebration hosted by The Center. Every Student. Every Story., and supported by Diversity Initiatives and the University of Nevada, Reno.
University's Ceramic Society Holiday Sale
The Ceramic Society of the University of Nevada, Reno (CSUN)'s holiday sale is Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6-8pm. Get your holiday gift shopping started with beautiful pottery, dinnerware and gifts made locally by the University Clay Club! Located on the first floor of the Church Fine Arts Building in the McNamara Gallery, outside of Sheppard Contemporary. Prices ranging from $1 to $30.
The Nevada Wolf Shop is gathering any last-minute Winter and Spring 2018 textbook requests. The Nevada Wolf Shop needs to process these requests so the books can arrive in a timely manner and at an affordable cost for students. Please remember to include information on access codes or online assignments that may be required for your students so we have the materials they need.
University Administrative Manual Updates
Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,111 – Eligibility and Enrollment for Group Health Insurance - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to bring the policy up to date. 3,010 – Policies Related to Student Activities - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Minor revisions were made to address environmental, health and safety regulations. 4,000 – Definition of Libraries; 4,006 – Recommending Book Acquisitions; 4,008 – Library Policies and Regulations; 4,016 – Film Library; 4,017 – Learning Laboratory - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to bring the policy up to date. Sections 4,016 and 4,017 are recommended for deletion since the programs are obsolete. 5,316 – Digital Signage Policy - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new policy was needed to ensure digital content and signs comply with ADA regulations as well as university policy and procedures.
To all academic and administrative faculty and staff, the letter linked through the headline here briefly describes resources available to assist in making University online content available and accessible to everyone. It is important that there are no barriers to access the rich resources of the University of Nevada, Reno. The letter includes links to more detailed information but do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. Steve Smith, Vice Provost & CIO; firstname.lastname@example.org; 775-682-5613.
The GSA, the Graduate School and the Provost’s Office are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Paula Chambers for a series of talks Friday, Nov. 17. Paula will be giving a presentation for all faculty entitled “Mentoring Graduate students for Non-Academic Careers,” from 11 a.m.-noon in JCSU 324. She will also give a presentation for graduate students entitled “You are Versatile – Non-academic Career Options for PhDs” at 3 pm.. in the MIKC Wells Fargo Auditorium. Please RSVP for these free events using the following link: https://nevada.formstack.com/forms/chambers_rsvp.
Meet Future Collaborators - Lightning Talk: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:30-6 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Knowledge Nook, Room 221. This event will feature five-minute research presentations from early career faculty representing a variety of disciplines across campus. Following the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to network and develop connections with other faculty.
The Nevada Alumni Association’s Women’s Programming Group is partnering with the Big Reno Coat Drive as a drop-off location for alumni, community members, students and faculty to bring new or used coats for donation. Alumni volunteers will be on hand to collect the donations. Drop-off location will be from 7-9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the shuttle pullout area on the north side of Lombardi Rec, across from the Marguerite W. Peterson Athletic Academic Center.
Join us for Winter Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 9. There will be two ceremonies: •Morning Ceremony – 8 a.m.: College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; School of Community Health Sciences; Division of Health Sciences; College of Education; College of Engineering; Orvis School of Nursing; and College of Science. •Afternoon Ceremony – 1:30 p.m.: College of Business; Reynolds School of Journalism; and College of Liberal Arts.
The University Writing Center would like to invite faculty and staff members to apply to be a Human Book. A Human Book is a person who has volunteered to have open and respectful conversations with other people about challenges, stereotypes or prejudices they have faced. It is our hope that by providing a diverse offering of books, we will begin conversations and create awareness of the diversity present on our campus. The event is Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Achievement Center, Room 350. If you have any questions, email email@example.com, or call 775-682-7860.
The Provost’s Office has one-time funds available to help support faculty to either develop new courses or substantially revise current courses to address contemporary topics of diversity and equity. Information on, and a description of, Core Objective 10 can be found at: https://www.unr.edu/provost/academic-resources/curriculum-central/silver-core-general-education-requirements/silver-core-objectives/core-objective-10. Submission Instructions: To apply, please submit a one-page proposal including the details above and a letter of support from the appropriate department/school Chair to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.
ALERT - Campus Wide Phishing Email Notification
The campus is being subjected to another spear phishing attack where the subject contained “University of Nevada, Reno Employee Communications (10/25/2017)” and was sent campus-wide using a compromised account but attempting to appear as if it were from President Johnson. The email contained a link to a malicious website that had a form asking for your login credentials. Simply clicking on the link does not pose a security risk; however, if you entered any credentials into the form it is likely that your password has been compromised and you should change it immediately. To report suspicious emails simply forward them to email@example.com and then delete the message. If you need help in identifying the message as valid, please contact the University IT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-682-5000.
Nevada Day Observed Friday, Oct. 27
No classes; campus closed
In the wake of Charlottesville, members of this University have engaged in heartfelt public comment and honest conversations about bigoted behavior on our campus. Administrators, faculty and students have come together to create a wide variety of programs to raise awareness and educate ourselves as we strive to be a more equitable and inclusive university. One effort is a film series on diverse topics related to race, social justice, gender identity and class. The next film is “Get Out” which will be shown Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. in the third floor theatre at the Joe Crowley Student Union. Paul Mitchell will lead a discussion about issues raised in the film. All faculty and students are welcome. Additional films: • The Interview – Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. in the JCSU Theatre; • Lion – Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. in the JCSU Theatre.
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 faculty to submit proposals for teaching abroad in one of USAC’s summer or semester programs abroad. To learn more and ask any questions you may have on either program, an info session is offered during International Education Week (IEW) next month. Stay tuned for further announcements on the details. IN the meantime, to request an application, please contact the following: -FIDA application: email@example.com; -VP application: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ignite Integrity contest is open to all University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Submit a drawing, video, song or written piece that expresses why you think it is important to act with integrity in academics, research, or as a professional. Submissions will be accepted from 8 a.m. Oct. 2, to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Submit by email to email@example.com or mail/walk-in delivery to Research Integrity, 218 Ross Hall/Mail Code 0331, Reno, NV 89557
Free tickets for the Shaun King speaking event will be available until they run out Monday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets are available for pick-up in the ASUN Center for Student Engagement located on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. The event will be held that same evening at 7 p.m., Sept. 25, in the Student Union ballrooms. Questions? Please call 775-784-6149.
The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce that migration to Office 365 has been completed! Over 6,000 mailboxes and 130 SharePoint sites have been migrated to the new system. The decision to migrate to Office 365 was made in an effort to be good stewards of University resources. Office 365 will be more cost effective and will also free up on premise storage space. You can access Office 365 from anywhere at the online portal https://portal.office.com. The OIT Support Center help desk is also available by phone, email, or in person and they can assist you with any questions you may have. IT Support Center phone: (775) 682-5000 in Reno and (702) 671-5100 in Las Vegas; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Live Chat: https://www.unr.edu/it/contact-us.
The Office of Diversity Initiatives represents the University's commitment to realize and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all University community members, including students, faculty, faculty colleagues and alumni. Diversity Initiatives works closely with academic and administrative units to attract, advance and retain a diverse faculty to strengthen academic excellence. View featured events: https://www.unr.edu/diversity#featuredevents.
Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections are as follows: 51-Major Units of the University-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: The School of Community Health Sciences was added to the list of Academic Units. 61-Records Retention and Disposition Schedule-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Updates were made to reflect recent Board of Regents’ revisions to the policy. 2,670-Annual Leave Policy for Faculty-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to conform to Workday configuration. 2,673-Sick, Family Sick, Child-Rearing, and Family Medical Leave-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to conform to Workday configuration. 3,010-Policies Related to Student Activities-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: To avoid duplication in the UAM, language regarding class absences was deleted from this policy. The Class Absence Policy, Section 3,020, addresses student responsibilities when absent from class. 3,020-Class Absence Policy-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to address student responsibilities when absent from class and update language in accordance with NSHE policy.
In collaboration with multiple university departments, the Title IX Coalition announces the roll out of Green Dot, a research-based comprehensive bystander intervention program. Green Dot provides faculty, staff and students with information and skills to safely intervene in all situations that are harmful or potentially harmful. Green Dot provides participants with tools to intervene that best match their personal barriers and challenges while allowing everyone to feel capable and equipped to do what is needed to end sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, hate speech, binge drinking, and more. Go to www.nvcares.com to download a Faculty/Staff Toolkit and resource materials or request more information at email@example.com and/or schedule your Green Dot training or overview speech today.
Please be aware that the deadline for nominations for Regents’ and University faculty awards for the fall semester is Sept. 15, 2017. This is the deadline for the deans’ nomination letters to be received by the Provost’s Office or VPRI’s Office. Following receipt of the nomination letters, the nominees will be contacted and given two to three weeks to assemble their materials. Since the deans will need time to process the nominations, please be aware that their offices will likely have earlier deadlines for receiving nominations from departments, faculty, staff, and students. More information can be found at unr.edu/provost/awards.
Please join History professors for a discussion about the history, causes and implications of the recent racism and violence in Charlottesville. Sponsored by the Department of History. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Student Association is hosting a graduate student dialogue Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C. The dialogue is being held to discuss the recent events around the country, how they affect graduate students, and what the concerns and needs of graduate students are surrounding these issues. The GSA hopes to hear from students in order to guide a resolution currently being drafted by the council as well as take action on issues brought forth in the conversation. Please RSVP using the following link: https://nevada.formstack.com/forms/gsa_dialogue_rsvp. The dialogue will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person. A link to the stream will be provided the day of the event. If you would like to send in questions or comments for the dialogue, please send them to email@example.com by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
ASUN is sponsoring two upcoming speakers that will present lectures that are intended to stimulate thoughtful discussion around the topics of free speech and social justice. Find out more about Lauren Cooley's visit Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Shaun King's visit Monday, Sept. 25. at http://www.nevadaasun.com/learning-discovery-engagement-speaker-series/.
Please join President Marc Johnson at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, as he delivers the annual “State of the University Address.” President Johnson will highlight the accomplishments of the past year and detail how the University plans to deepen its commitment to its institutional mission. Online viewing will be available once the event begins, at www.unr.edu/live. Please reply by Friday, Sept. 22, to Katie Suga at 775-682-6014 or firstname.lastname@example.org. #StateofUNR
Campus Forum on INTO, Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m.
A Campus Forum is schedule to provide information on and have a discussion about the University's incipient relationship with INTO, a “pathway provider” that specializes in the recruitment of international graduate and undergraduate students. The forum will be held from 1-3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Redfield Auditorium of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. The topics to be explored will include the University's motivation for attracting more international students to campus, the status of our negotiations with INTO thus far, the anticipated implementation timeline, and the financial and infrastructure implications associated with enhanced enrollment of international students. Provost Carman will be joined by Suzanne Austin, Senior Vice Provost & Senior International Office at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. UAB is in its second year of partnership with INTO.
Last year, many faculty and staff assisted with move-in day and were the first University staff members students met as part of their check-in process. Residential Life would love for you to join them again. A training session will be held for those who volunteer. More information and sign-ups available here: https://givepul.se/8zvc3.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is conducting an internal recruitment for a Creative Director to join our Advancement and Engagement team. The Creative Director manages the visual identity for UNR Med branding, marketing and communications. Reporting to the Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement, the Creative Director is responsible for overseeing and creating the overall design and execution of a wide variety of highly strategic integrated marketing initiatives. For more information, contact Julie Ardito at 775-784-6001 or email@example.com.
Governor Brian Sandoval and University President Marc A. Johnson invite you to attend a Signing Ceremony for Assembly Bill 69 – Autonomous Vehicles; Assembly Bill 522 – Nevada Teach; Senate Bill 546 – Capital Improvement Projects; Friday, June 16, 2017, 2 p.m., Milt Glick Ballroom C, Fourth Floor Joe Crowley Student Union. Reception immediately following. Please reply by Thursday, June 15, to Breanne Standingwater at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-682-6022.
A contractor will repave a section of West Stadium Way, south of the West Stadium Parking Complex to the 15th Street traffic circle northeast of the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center. The road will be closed to all traffic from Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, July 19, with limited access to the Lawlor loading dock. Please use caution while driving or walking near construction, and please do not enter barricaded construction areas. Thank you for your patience as the University continues to work on roads and parking lots. With questions or concerns, contact Project Manager Dave Carvin at email@example.com or at 775-345-4003.
The Washoe County School District (WCSD) will be holding their 2017 High School Graduation Ceremonies at Lawlor Events Center today, June 9, Saturday June 10, Monday June 12, and Tuesday June 13. Keep in mind that traffic and parking in and around the campus will be affected by these events, so plan accordingly. More information about the Washoe County School District’s Graduation is available at this web page: http://www.washoeschools.net/Page/3714. For specific information regarding traffic and parking, contact Assistant Vice President and Police Services Director Adam Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Commander Eric James at email@example.com.
KUNR is holding an Open House at the KUNR Studios Thursday, June 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the Edmund J. Cain Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Join the staff at KUNR as they celebrate summer and welcome their listeners to learn more about Reno Public Radio. Light refreshments will be served; an RSVP is kindly requested at http://kunr.org/open-house-2017#stream/0. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP via phone, call 775-682-6056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us understand bicycling-related behaviors, attitudes and barriers on campus. Even if you don't ride a bicycle, your responses are important to us! Visit surveymonkey.com/r/nvbike17 to find the survey. Results will help the Campus Bicycle Committee track progress and identify priorities for future engineering, education and enforcement efforts. More information about cycling on campus is at www.unr.edu/bicycle.
The University of Nevada, Reno Desert Farming Initiative (DFI) has opened a virtual farm stand to complement its existing farm held every spring and summer at the Main Station Field Lab. An online farm stand allows University affiliates as well as the surrounding community to purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs grown by University students and faculty. DFI works with researchers and students on projects addressing agricultural growing practices in desert climate as well as food safety standards. For more information, contact Jennifer Ott at email@example.com or at 707-280-9479.
Rocco Basile is pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for your students at The Center. Every Student. Every Story. Rocco Basile Giving wants to hear students' answers to this question: How can the power of photography change the world? The application deadline is March 1, 2018.
In appreciation of University faculty and staff, the Nevada athletics department is offering free tickets to University employees and their families for this weekend’s baseball games. Simply show University ID at the entrance to Peccole Park for free admission for the employee and up to three family members. The Nevada baseball team is playing host to rival UNLV in a pivotal Governor’s Series matchup that will likely decide the winner of the Nevada-UNLV all-sports matchup for the 2016-17 season. Start time for games on Friday (May 12) and Saturday (May 13) is 6 p.m. The series finale on Sunday (May 14) will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call 775-348-PACK.
2017 Cultural Graduate Celebrations
The Center - Every Student. Every Story, cordially invites the University faculty and staff to the 2017 Cultural Graduate Celebrations, celebrating the academic accomplishments of our students and honoring their unique stories. The celebrations are as follows: Lavender (LGBTQIA+) Celebration: May 8, 6 p.m., Student Union Theatre; American Indian/Alaska Native Celebration: May 10, 6 p.m., Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium; Latino Graduate Celebration: May 12, 6 p.m., Student Union Ballrooms; Asian American & Pacific Islander Celebration: May 16, 7 p.m., Student Union Theatre; Black Graduate Celebration: May 17, 6 p.m., Student Union North Lawn. Please RSVP one week prior to the celebration by going to www.surveymonkey.com/r/facultygrad2017, or call The Center at 775-784-4936.
University Administrative Manual Updates
Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,161 – Volunteers – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: The current policy had not been updated since 2004 and was out of date with classifications and procedures for volunteers. Revisions also include updating the NSHE anti-discrimination policy; 2,300 – Work Week for Classified Employees – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language has been added to clarify the university work week for classified employees. 2,581 – Retired Faculty Association – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Minor revisions are being made to clarify who reviews policies and procedures developed by the Retired Faculty Association for Presidential approval. 5,345 – Sponsored Research Projects – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: The policy is out of date and is being deleted because it is no longer relevant. 5,504 – UNR Safety Committee Policy Process – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to add subcommittees and update the policy to match current UAM policy process.
Reno Jazz Festival to impact traffic on and around campus
The 2017 Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics, competitions and superstars; it’s nonstop jazz! With approximately 11,000 attendees, there may be a significant impact to campus pedestrial and traffic flow Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29. More information, tickets and schedules can be found at www.unr.edu/RJF, by calling 775-784-4278, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road Closure for Great Basin Hall Construction
The campus access road south of the Virginia Street Gym will close temporarily, Tuesday, April 25 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., to accommodate construction activity required for the Great Basin Hall project. Access to campus at this location will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, during the affected time. Alternate vehicle access for the Silver 5 parking lot will be available through the Brian Whalen Parking Complex. ADA parking will be available in the Brian Whalen Parking Complex. Thank you for your patience as the University continues work on Great Basin Hall. For more information, contact Project Manager Scot Orchard at 775-682-7189 or email him at email@example.com.
Lane Reduction Notice (Private Developer Project)
A private developer is building an off-campus apartment complex on North Virginia Street across from the Lawlor Events Center. Water line connection work will temporarily close lanes on North Virginia Street between 15th Street and 16th Streets, limiting and altering traffic flow from 7 a.m., Monday, April 17 through 6 p.m., Friday, April 21.
Director, Core Curriculum Candidate Open Forums
The Search Committee for the position of Director, Core Curriculum 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 for faculty, staff and students are below. CVs for these candidate may be requested by email to Audrey Casey, firstname.lastname@example.org. !st candidate interview: Alan Fuchs, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering; Monday, April 17th, 9-9:45 a.m.; Joe Crowley Student Union, Room #423. Second candidate interview: Sarah Cummings, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry; Tuesday, April 18th, 10-10:45 a.m.; Mackay Science Building, Room 321.
Join the campus community from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in Room 422 of the Joe Crowley Student Union to talk about diversity the University curriculum.
Temporary Lawn Closure of the Campus Quadrangle
As is the University's annual tradition, in order to prepare for Commencement, the lawn area of the Campus Quadrangle will close temporarily. This year, the closure will run from 6 a.m., Monday, April 10, until Thursday, May 18, prior to the start of the first graduation ceremony. Campus users are requested to observe the perimeter established and not walk on or occupy the Campus Quadrangle lawn area for activities or events during the closure. Thank you for your patience as University Grounds Services complete the arrangements for this important event. With questions, contact Marty Sillito, assistant director of grounds services, at 775-682-6811 or at email@example.com.
The Faculty Senate Early Career Academic Faculty Committee presents a Q & A discussion from 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, about advancing from Associate to Full Professor: the challenges, the process, the expectations, the timeline, and other issues related to promotion to Full Professor. This event will feature introductory remarks from the Provost, as well as four panelists from across the University. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ashley Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Office of Information Technology, the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School, the Nevada Faculty Alliance and the Joe Crowley Student Union in a film screening of Starving the Beast followed by a panel discussion. Starving the Beast examines the on-going power struggle across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America's public universities. The movie airs Monday, March 27 at noon and Tuesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 402. The panel discussion is at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 29 in the Student Union's Great Room.
The University's Exchange email and SharePoint collaboration systems for all employees are moving to the next generation cloud-based services called Exchange Online and SharePoint Online in Microsoft Office 365. Department migrations will begin in April. A list of benefits and more information are available at https://www.unr.edu/Office365.