RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT IN RESEARCH
All individuals receiving sponsored grants or contracts, including Graduate
School Grants-In-Aid, must complete two separate workshops in the responsible
conduct of research. These workshops can be completed in either order
and both will be available this fall at UMD delivered through interactive
television. Workshops have been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday November
16 and 30.
Attendees must make reservations, as space is limited. Call UMDs
Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) Office at 726-7582. For further
details about RCR workshops see: http://www.research.umn.edu/first/.
Accessible transportation assistance is available on the UMD Campus. Departments
are encouraged to arrange transportation for individuals with mobility
limitations at the same time they arrange their other University-sponsored
travel transportation needs. Possible sources for this transportation
include Care Cab (723-1212) or Northern Access (728-5464). Requests for
reimbursement of costs should be submitted to the UMD Business Office,
209 DAdB. Questions regarding transportation arrangements, reimbursement
requirements, and this procedure should be directed to Greg Sather, 726-6137
SPA INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS
The UMD Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) Office will conduct informational
workshops in the Kirby Garden Room from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
September 28 and from 8 - 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 29. These workshops
are intended for all faculty, especially those new to the campus and those
who have not had experience in the submission of UM funding proposals
to external agencies, foundations, and organizations. Departmental staff
who have budgetary responsibilities may also find the information to be
helpful. Space is limited. Contact the UMD SPA Office at 726-7582 to reserve
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL UM CAMPUSES
Sponsors of external funding can restrict the number of applications they
will accept from a single institution. The Office of the Vice President
for Research has created a Web site providing the University community
a single point of access to information on these funding opportunities.
This site (www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/limited_applications/)
lists current funding opportunities, deadline information, and links to
sponsor announcements and guidelines for internal peer review.
Faculty and staff can use this site to register interest in a
particular opportunity and to access information about internal application
procedures. Registrants must submit an internal application to be considered
for peer review and selection as the official applicant to the sponsor.
Faculty and staff can also use the site to identify potential collaborators
who could work together to submit a stronger application.
Newly announced funding opportunities that restrict the number of applications
will be publicized in Research News Online, with a link to the new site.
Suggestions to improve the site are welcomed and can be sent to Peggy
Sundermeyer at email@example.com.
CHANGE IN UMD SMOKING POLICY
UMD prohibits smoking in all indoor facilities, including faculty and
staff offices and the cafeteria in the Kirby Plaza. The ban also includes
university vehicles, residence halls and apartments. Smoking shall not
occur within a minimum distance of 25 feet from any University building
entrance, open window, or air supply vent. Other distances may be defined
for specific buildings with unique entrances or pedestrian traffic needs.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas on the campus grounds. Common smoking
areas outside buildings are equipped with permanent receptacles for cigarette
butts and ashes, and some areas have seating facilities
as well. For further information contact the Chancellors Office
at 726-7106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPERVISORS OF STUDENT EMPLOYEES
The Supervisors of Student Employees Update Q & A Session has
been scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m., in Kirby
268. Introductions of new staff members, Barb Gundersen and Audrey Olson,
as well as updates on the number of incoming freshman and shift differentials
for students are on the agenda. For info contact Mary Cameron at 726-7161
UMD Human Resources has various training available for faculty and staff
with topics ranging from personal & professional development, supervisory,
health & wellness, safety awareness, and Worklife-Elder Care Initiative.
To view the training, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/
RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS COUNSELING
A TIAA-CREF consultant is coming to UMD to conduct individual counseling
sessions and answer questions about financial matters. The sessions will
be held from Wednesday, September 21 to Friday, September 23. To schedule
an appointment contact Sue at 800-877-6602 or for more information visit
University of Minnesota Employee Benefits Counselor, Melinda Soderberg,will
be at UMD from September 15 to 16 for individual consultation on benefits,
retirement, life insurance. To make an appointment call 726-7822.
REC SPORTS PASSES
Semester and annual passes for facility and group fitness classes are
on sale now in SpHC 121. Passes purchased by September 30 can be put on
payroll deduction. The Annual Facilities Pass is $112, the Annual Life
Fitness Pass is $118, and the All Rec Sports Pass is $215 and will combine
both Annual Facility and Life Fitness passes. Deductions begin on the
pay period ending October 16. Group Fitness classes begin September 12.
Call the Rec Sports Department at 726-7128 for more info or visit www.umdrsop.org/.
PERSONAL LISTING DIRECTORY UPDATES
Make sure your information is correct in the upcoming campus directory.
Make changes before September 23, 2005.
Check your personal listing at: http://www.d.umn.edu/people/.
This information is the data that will appear in the UMD Campus Directory.
If something needs to be changed, added or deleted, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to the UMD Home Page: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/.
Step 2: Select Faculty and Staff from the left column: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/.
Step 3: Select Updating Your Information from the bottom of
Step 4: Enter your ID number (X.500 username) and password on the pop-up
Step 5: Use the pulldown menu to choose general information, personal
addresses, office addresses, telephone numbers, emergency contacts and
Review all areas and make necessary changes.
Note: Individuals are not permitted to change every piece of information.
For help with staff listings, contact Audrey Olson, 726-6740, email@example.com.
For help with faculty and professional and administrative employee listings,
contact Julie Topie, 726-6993, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATIENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Department of Family Medicine is looking for patient volunteers to
share their medical conditions with a small group of medical students
and a teaching physician. The particular medical conditions they are looking
for are: chronic heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), kidney transplant, Crohns Disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes
mellitus (Type II), asthma and psoriasis.
Contact Sue McLeod at 726-8552 or email@example.com.
The College of Pharmacy Duluth is offering consultations with pharmacy
students and a faculty member to talk about medication concerns. Individuals
should bring all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines.
The students will review medications, give advice about taking medicines
effectively and avoiding side effects, screen for drug interactions, provide
information about how medicines work, and work to resolve any medication
related problems by contacting the primary care provider. Call 726-6800
for a Monday or Wednesday afternoon appointment or if you have questions
about the service. There is no charge for the service but $25 donations
will help defray costs.
Griggs Center will again welcome faculty and staff for lunch from 11:30
a.m. - 1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
Two different soups, two size plates from the salad bar, premade sandwiches,
beverages, and cookies will be served.
Members and non-members are welcome. Membership will be $10 for the first
semester, $20 per subsequent semester. Members will enjoy a 5% discount
at the cash register. Contact the Griggs Board (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
membership information and to join. The future availability of Griggs
Center depends on its financial success this year.
For information about other dining options at UMD see: http://www.d.umn.edu/food/.
UMD STORES INFO
A benefit concert entitled Beacon to the Bayou to aid the
victims of Hurricane Katrina will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September
18 in Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth Tickets can be purchased at UMD stores.
Proceeds go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Save your UMD football game ticket and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts
at UMD Stores street level the weekend of the game you attended. Get 20%
off back packs and bookbags, September 1-18. UMD hockey jerseys are now
40% off. UMD Stores has two buy ten get one free punch cards
available for 20oz. Arco coffee and greeting cards. An energy-saving event
will be in held in UMD Store, Etc. (109 Kirby Plaza) October 3-6 from
8 am - 4 pm. Energy-saving tips, lightbulbs, and other merchandise will
be available. Six daily newspapers are now available for sale in the street
level of UMD Stores. Jefferson Lines is offering daily bus service, year
round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD
Stores street level. For a limited time, students can buy one ticket and
get one ticket free. See whats new online at www.umdstores.com..
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
To submit material to Currents e-mail email@example.com.
Communication intern, Shandra Zurn, helped edit this issue. Currents can
be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year.
Fall Semester 2005 Schedule:
Deadline: Wed., September 21; Print date: Tues, Sept. 27.
Deadline: Wed., October 5; Print date: Tues, October 11.
Deadline: Wed., October 19; Print date: Tues, October 25.
Deadline: Wed., November 2; Print date: Tues, November 8.
Deadline: Wed., November 16; Print date: Tues, Nov. 22.
Deadline: Wed., November 30; Print date: Tues, December 6.
UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Scheduling events? Make sure you post them on the web calendar: See the
web pages http://www.d.umn.edu/umdevents
Dont forget, public events must be posted on the web calendar and
sent to Currents before you can send out a UMD business announce message.
For more information, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBSCRIBE TO CURRENTS - PAPER COPY
Individuals can choose to subscribe to a paper copy or to subscribe to
an e-mail/web version of Currents. To subscribe to a paper version of
Currents: Send your name, department and department address to the currents
e-mail account (email@example.com) and
ask to be put on the paper subscription list. Use SUBSCRIBE PAPER as the
message line. To subscribe to a e-mail/web version of Currents see: http://www.d.umn.edu/currents/
SUBSCRIBE TO CURRENT - WEB
Individuals can choose to subscribe to an e-mail/web version of Currents
or to subscribe to a paper copy. E-mail/web subscribers will receive a
e-mail notice about Currents on the Web for each new issue. Paper copies
will only be sent to those who request them.
To subscribe to Currents on the Web: Send the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and leave the subject line blank.
The body of the message should be of the form:
subscribe <listname> <yourfirstname> <yourlastname>
Here is an example:
subscribe currentslist cheryl reitan
Delete any signature lines or other text from the body of the message
and dont use the <or > symbols.
To subscribe to a paper version of Currents: Send your name, department
and department address to the currents e-mail account (email@example.com)
and ask to be put on the paper subscription list. Use SUBSCRIBE PAPER
as the message line.
UMD WEB PAGES
For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following
UMD Home http://www.d.umn.edu
Alworth Institute http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/
UMD Athletics http://www.umdbulldogs.com
UMD Campus Events http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/
UMD Minnesota Sea Grant http://www.seagrant.umn.edu
UMD Music http://www.d.umn.edu/music/
UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program http://www.umdrsop.org/
UMD School of Medicine http://penguin.d.umn.edu/
UMD School of Pharmacy http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/duluth/
UMD Stores http://www.umdstores.com/
UMD Theatre http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/
UMD Tweed Museum of Art http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/
Natural Resources Research Institute www.nrri.umn.edu
CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY
Make sure your information is correct in the campus
directory. First check your information by going to the People
section on the UMD Home Page. If something is wrong, go to the faculty/staff
and choose Update Personal Information. Enter your email log
in and password. and check all the tabs across the top of the page. Questions?
Contact Human Resources at 726-7161 or Academic Administration at 726-7103.
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