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Red Night with the Utah Symphony
Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m.

The Utah Symphony will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “The Resurrection” conducted by Thierry Fisher at Abravanel Hall. Following the performance, there will be a post concert reception in the First Tier Room. All U students can purchase $10 tickets and U alumni, faculty and staff can save 20% on tickets using promo code REDNIGHT.

Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes at Natural History Museum of Utah
Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Admission Price: $9-13

With 163,000 square feet at the Natural History Museum of Utah, only 43,000 square feet are used for exhibits. Don’t miss the chance to venture behind the scenes and see stunning artifacts, learn about the museum’s current research from the scientists and discover how they care for the 1.5 million objects in their collections.

Campus Recreation Services

Fitness Classes: All fitness classes are half off! This is a great time to try out any of the classes and get prepared to take a full semester in the spring.

Equipment Rental: Equipment rental available from Outdoor Adventures

Moab Rock Climbing Trip: Camp for two nights in Kane Creek Canyon, outside of Moab and climb at the Ice Cream Parlor in Kane Creek and cook a thanksgiving feast complete with turkey in honor of the upcoming holiday. No prior experience required, but must be comfortable with heights. Cost includes leadership, group gear and transportation. Please remember that trips are only open to students, staff and affiliates of the university.
Trip Dates: Nov. 14 – 16
Cost: $80, non-refundable sign up, deposit of $40
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

George S. Eccles Student Life Center: The building is scheduled to open Jan. 2015. If you don’t have a Campus Recreation Services membership, you can purchase one online and your membership will give you access to all current facilities as well as the Student Life Center when it opens.

University Guest House – “Here for U” 

The University Guest House is offering a special holiday rate for U faculty and staff. From Nov. 21, 2014 – Jan. 2, 2015 employees can stay the night for only $75. Limited availability. Click here for more information.

fyi-emergency-response-guide-2014-2015-600x360Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management  

Updated Emergency Response Guides are available for distribution. EHS coordinators are working to distribute them to all buildings. You may also request delivery of the flipcharts to your department by calling Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management at 801-581-6590.

The U’s English Language Institute Helps Campus and Locals

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the U is a premier language program for international students wanting to go to American Universities.

English for Special Purposes Classes
English for Special Purposes courses prepare international students to enter, or improve their experience within specific colleges in an American university. If you have international students in your department who struggle with terminology specific to their studies, they can design a special program for you.

Intensive Pre-academic Preparation
This program helps international students already accepted into an American university brush up on their English language skills.

Short-term and Intensive English Language Courses
ELI also has a variety of English courses that will help anyone with language needs. Short term Explore Utah! programs focus on recreation in national parks while immersing students in the English language. Intensive courses are offered in eight levels of proficiency from novice to advanced.

Click here for more information or call 801-581-4600.

University Teaching Committee Programs 2014-2015

The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques, recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching.

University Teaching Grants
Deadlines:  Jan. 7, 2015 and March 13, 2015

The Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching
Nominations are due Dec. 5, 2014

Early Career Teaching Award
Nominations are due Dec. 5, 2014

John R. Park Teaching Fellowship
Applications are due Jan. 7, 2015

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Awarded a Seven-Year Term for Council on Education for Public Health Accreditation

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine received full re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the public health program. The seven-year accreditation term is the maximum timeframe programs may receive. Historically, the Division of Public Health was one of the first three programs accredited by CEPH and has been continually accredited since 1978. CEPH accreditation indicates the adherence to set standards which prepares students for entry into a recognized career in a fast growing field.

Study participants wanted

HOPE: Home Observation of Periconceptional Exposures Study

Are you hoping to become pregnant in the next three months? If you are a couple (woman 18–35 years; man 18–40 years) planning to conceive with no history of infertility or medical conditions likely to cause sub-fertility (unable to conceive a child after a year or more of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse), you may be eligible to participate in the IRB-approved Home Observation of Periconceptional Exposures (HOPE) Study. Participants will be provided with materials to learn a simple method for fertility tracking. Compensation will be provided. There are no blood draws or clinic visits. For more information and to take our simple eligibility questionnaire visit online, find us on Facebook at HOPE STUDY UTAH, call or text 801-641-7056, or send email.

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