Research involving human subjects must be submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review. During fall and spring semesters, the IRB meets monthly to review proposals requiring full board review. The IRB does not meet as a full board during June and July. Please plan accordingly and submit any proposals that may require full board review by the end of April, for review in May. Proposals should be submitted by e-mailing the completed Request For Review form and associated documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a copy of the request template, go to up.edu/irb.
All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for summer classes to the printing services office before leaving campus at the end of the spring semester, according to Kassie Hansen, printing services. The lead time is needed so printing services staff can obtain copyright permissions and organize the packs for production before the start of the summer 2016 semester. In addition, fall term course pack permission requests are due prior to June 1, 2016. Submit requests to email@example.com.
For more information contact printing services at 7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Doyle, marketing and communications, has won the 2016 Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature for his novel, Martin Marten, as part of this year’s Oregon Book Awards. The Oregon Book Awards are presented annually by Literary Arts, Inc. for “the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature.” Doyle has been a finalist nine times, earning him notoriety as “the OBA Susan Lucci.” Suffice it to say that the award has been a long time coming, and is much deserved.
For more information contact Doyle at 8225 or email@example.com.
All are welcome to join the Garaventa Center in honoring distinguished theologian Fr. Tom Hosinski, C.S.C., as he offers his final lecture before retiring at the end of the spring 2016 semester. His lecture, “The Sacredness of the Ordinary,” is set for Wednesday, April 20, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 120.
The sacred and the ordinary are frequently distinguished and seemingly separated from each other. But reflection on divine omnipresence and on traditional ways of understanding the doctrine of creation and creaturely existence suggests a different view. In this talk, Fr. Hosinski will suggest that the sacred and the ordinary actually coincide and incorporate each other.
Fr. Hosinski has been teaching at the University since 1978. His publications include a book on the philosophy and philosophical theology of Alfred North Whitehead (Stubborn Fact and Creative Advance, 1993), a book on the contemporary understanding of God (tentatively entitled God-Talk in the 21st Century, 2017), and numerous scholarly articles.
Anti-racism writer and educator Tim Wise will speak on the University campus on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons (quiet side). Due to space limitations, this is a private event for UP students, faculty, and staff only; please bring University of Portland ID to enter the event.
Wise he has given speeches at over 1,000 college campuses and high schools across the U.S., and trains teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions. His books include White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son (2004), Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White (2005), Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male (2008), and Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America (2015).
The lecture is sponsored by Diversity in the Office of Student Activities, the School of Nursing, Unversity relations, and the Moreau Center.
For more information contact Bethany Sills, student activities, at 7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following faculty members have announced their retirement at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester, according to Kathleen Staten, provost’s office:
- Robert Butler, environmental sciences
- Howard Feldman, business
- Drew Harrington, library
- Rev. Thomas Hosinski, C.S.C., theology
- James Seal, business
- Larry Lewis, business.
A ceremony for all 2016 retirees will take place on Friday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Bauccio Commons board room.
For more information contact Staten at 7105 or email@example.com.
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation will present its annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition on Saturday, April 23, in Shiley Hall room 301. This competition provides students with the opportunity to receive feedback from experts in the entrepreneurial community, win cash prizes, and acquire legal and other services that will help advance an idea to the next stage in the entrepreneurial process. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and watch student presentations.
Preliminary rounds start at 9 a.m., lunch is noon to 1 p.m., and the finals round is 1 to 3 p.m. A reception and announcement of winners takes place from 3 t0 3:45 p.m. Prizes include $1,250 for first place (for-profit and non-profit); $750 for second place (for-profit) and $250 for third place (for-profit). Sponsors include D&B, LivePlan, Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Domain.com, AARP, Portland Business Journal, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).
For more information contact Peter Rachor, Franz Center, at 7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every third Friday of the month, human resources director Sandy Chung and assistant director Bill Jenkins will hold workshops for supervisors. The workshops will take place from 10-11 a.m. in the Waldschmidt fifth floor conference room. The first Third Friday Workshop, scheduled for April 22 at 10 a.m., is about performance management and annual evaluations. HR will provide information about how to provide constructive feedback to employees, how to conduct annual performance evaluations, and how to conduct performance improvement plans.
Please contact Chrys Bossert, human resources, at x8981 or email@example.com to enroll in the training.
The scholarly activity portal is always live and ready for faculty input on PilotsUP under the “Academics” tab. The data obtained via the portal is used to populate A Community of Scholars, published annually by the provost’s office. That data will also be used for the Clark Library’s annual celebration of UP authors. Additionally, faculty members will send a report from their portal to their respective deans as a part of the annual self-evaluation, and they can also use the data entered to develop their personal curriculum vitae.
University events and recreational services have organized the return of the Faculty/Staff Kickball Game on Wednesday, May 4, at 4 p.m., on the Shipstad quad. We hope you can join us to celebrate the end of the academic year and the start of the summer. All skill and fan levels are welcome. Please encourage your colleagues to come out and enjoy this time together.
Questions should be directed to Kelly Carder, Shepard Academic Resource Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.