Radiation Safety Orientation Is Today
A Radiation Safety Orientation class is scheduled from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 10, in Ag Sci Room 062. Share this information with your students as needed. The class targets students who are unable to access the online course in GoSignMeUp. Anyone able to take the course in GoSignMeUp should do so to save limited seating for those who need it. Contact Environmental Health and Safety with questions at 208-885-6524.
25Live Unavailable During Planned Maintenance on Saturday
25Live will be unavailable during planned maintenance from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11. During this maintenance window, CollegeNET will be performing updates for Series25 tools and help pages.
Joe’s Closet to Provide Students Professional Clothes
Consider donating professional clothes to the new Joe’s Closet. It is a resource for students to get professional outfits for interviews, career fairs or head shots. Faculty, staff and community members can donate their professional clothes to students starting Monday, Sept. 13, in TLC 232. Donations will be taken until Friday, Sept. 24. The closet will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, and Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the ASUI Lounge in the ISUB. To read about what type of donations will be accepted and learn more about the closet and the event, visit the website. For questions, contact Joana Espinoza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-885-7836.
Physics Colloquium Speaker Scheduled for Monday
The Physics Department Colloquium is a series of seminars from scientists about their research. It provides an opportunity for physics graduate students to deliver professional talks. All seminars are open to students, faculty and staff. The Physics Colloquium is held in EP 122 each Monday at 3:30 p.m., excluding holidays and finals week, and on Zoom. The speaker on Monday, Sept. 13, will be David Sivak, of Simon Fraser University, presenting “Maximizing Power and Velocity of an Information Engine.” View the full schedule.
Asia on the Palouse Speakers Series Kicks Off
Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Illinois, will use cinema as a guide to understand Afro-Asian relations in the U.S., past and present. This inaugural Asia on the Palouse Speakers Series event is co-sponsored by the Idaho Asia Institute and the School of Journalism and Mass Media. The talk will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in TLC 031. For more information, email email@example.com.
PERSI Workshops Scheduled for Tuesday
Maria Quitugua, training specialist with PERSI, will be presenting the Ready, Set and Go series of webinars via Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Each series will be available in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. Learn more and get the Zoom links.
Social Security 101 Workshop to Help People Prepare for Retirement
Kirk Larson, public affairs representative for the Social Security Administration, will be present at the Social Security 101 workshops from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, and 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, via Zoom. Topics include eligibility, early retirement, disability, getting the most from your benefits, the future of Social Security and filing for Medicare. Learn more and get the Zoom links.
Photographing Snakes of Idaho Lecture Slated
Charles R. Peterson, professor emeritus at Idaho State University and affiliate curator of herpetology at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, will give a lecture about his “Snakes of Idaho” exhibit on display at the University of Idaho Library. The lecture will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Room 211 on the second floor of the library. The slide show and lecture will describe snakes in Idaho, how to identify them, when and where they can be found, ecological research on Idaho snakes, conservation and how the photographs were made.
Export Control and Trade Sanctions Training Sessions Scheduled
The Office of Research Assurances will offer export control and trade sanctions training sessions via Zoom. The training is for anyone involved with sensitive technologies, foreign travel, international collaboration and proprietary information/non-disclosure agreements. Sessions will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, and 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. The content of the sessions will be the same. Register in Go Sign Me Up by searching for “export control.”
Women in Leadership Scholarships Available
The University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy Research is accepting applications for a registration scholarship to Boise State University’s Andrus Center 2021 Women and Leadership Conference. Scholarship forms must be requested by 5 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday, Sept. 14, and returned by 11:59 p.m. Mountain time, Wednesday, Sept. 15. The event will be held virtually Sept. 29-30. The McClure Center has eight attendee seats and eight registration scholarships available. To request a scholarship application or ask questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTT ‘StartUp Stories’ with Shane Needham Online Sept. 17
The U of I Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) presents the next in the series of “StartUp Stories” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 with speaker Shane Needham, Ph.D., Chemistry. Needham is the co-founder and chief scientific officer at Alturas Analytics, Inc., Moscow. Needham is an active contributor in the scientific community and former scientist at Pfizer. He brought a history of liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS) bioanalytical experience to Alturas Analytics, Inc. The combination of business and operational insight along with scientific expertise and pharma industry experience created a foundation that has successfully led Alturas through 20 years of sustained organic growth. “StartUp Stories” is monthly speaker series presented by OTT, featuring conversations with entrepreneurs and researchers with the aim to introduce faculty and student researchers and others to the process of commercializing discoveries and to help them envision real-world applications. Join the meeting.
Register for TIAA’s ‘Getting a Head Start on Your Future’ webinar
Smart steps in the beginning of your career can help lead you to a more solid financial future. TIAA’s webinar will show you financial tools and offer practical insight so you can learn the real effect of time on money. Participants will learn how to evaluate and manage debt, how to benefit from contributing to a supplemental retirement plan and show how budgeting can help find money where it is least expected. Registration required.
Sign Up for Internship Practicum Insurance
Internship and practicum for-credit courses offer students an invaluable opportunity to put their education to work in a supervised real-world environment. Prior to any internship start, internships and practicums must sign up for university internship insurance. Forms and information can be found at the Risk Management webpage for Insurance, then click Internship Practicum Liability.
Academic Coaching Is Available
If you have a student who could benefit from academic coaching, consider referring them to VandalStar. After a referral is made, the coaching team will reach out to the student to set up an appointment. If you’d prefer to make a referral over email, reach out to email@example.com. Consultations will be offered in-person, on Zoom or over the phone. For students who want to meet in-person, but would appreciate a bit more distance, outdoor meetings will be offered, weather permitting. To make an appointment with a coach, log onto vandalstar.uidaho.edu and select “Academic Coaching.” Click “Schedule Appointment” and select the time and date that works best for you. Academic Coaching also provides presentations on college success strategies and student staff and peer mentor training. Submit a presentation request on the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Schedule at least 10 business days in advance so a personalized presentation can be made.
Safety Concerns? Think I-Safety
Have a general safety concern? Chemical odor, water leak or a tripping hazard? The I-Safety website features important campus contacts, weekly safety tips and a Safety Concern Report form, which can be submitted anonymously. The goal of I-Safety is to highlight important resources and share updates to keep the Vandal Family safe from hazards and accidents. This program is brought to you by Environmental Health and Safety in partnership with Facilities Management, Parking and Transportation Services and Campus Security.
Informing Participants of Risk with an Activity Waiver
An Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability — or an Activity Waiver — is used to inform activity participants of the potential risk involved with U of I activities, lets the participants voluntarily accept the risks and has them agree to hold the university harmless. The Online Waiver request system was created to increase efficiency and have the most current form in use. Activity Waivers should be used for higher risk activities such as ropes course, sports, commercial manufacturing tours, travel to metro areas, etc. Activity Waivers are not needed for events or activities that occur on campus as part of enrolled class. More information on Activity Waivers can be found online, then click Waivers.