UNC Today: Friday, May 26, 2017

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UNC Group to Conduct Research During 290-Mile River Expedition in Canadian Arctic

University of Northern Colorado Professor Jimmy Dunn is leading a group that includes students on a 290-mile river expedition of the Canadian Arctic. They will conduct research to gauge how far north spruce trees are growing since Dunn's first visit to the area 40 years ago. When finished, Dunn says the project will become part of the literature that assesses whether temperatures in the north are increasing. Continue Reading

28 Thai Educators Attending UNC Conference on Inclusive Education

The University of Northern Colorado is hosting 28 educators from Thailand for a weeklong symposium aimed at improving services for students with disabilities who are enrolled in postsecondary education.

Participants from Thailand's Education Ministry, university professors, and faculty from community colleges and vocational training programs will observe services offered on campus in addition to area community colleges and vocational programs.

They'll also learn about UNC's inclusive education programs, including the Go On and Learn (GOAL) program that provides higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities.

This week's symposium is organized by Silvia Correa-Torres, professor of special education, and Corey Pierce, director, School of Special Education. Correa-Torres has established relationships with Thai colleges and universities and has visited the country many times since 2008 to help implement strategies for inclusive education.

Additional Campus Dining Available Next Week

Einstein Bros. Bagels and Bears Mo'Jo Coffee in the University Center reopen for the summer Tuesday, May 30, and Holmes Dining Hall reopens Thursday, June 1. Dining options currently available on campus include Subway and Munchy Mart in the University Center. For hours of operation and the latest updates on dining options, visit Dining Services' website.

Retirement Reception June 7 for Jeanie York

Extended Campus will host a retirement reception for Jeanie York 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Loveland Center at Centerra. Stop by to congratulate Jeanie on her 32 years of service to UNC. Light refreshments will be served. The address and directions to the Loveland Center can be found here (PDF).

Online Access to 'Chronicle of Higher Education' Now Available

University Libraries' recent purchase of a site license for online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education allows any campus computer to access all the publication's online content.

In addition, members of the UNC community with unco.edu email addresses can sign up for a free account on the Chronicle's site to access everything from any location.

Computers at UNC's Loveland and Lowry centers should be able to access the Chronicle's website without creating an account, but computers at the Colorado Springs center won't because they do not receive Internet access through UNC's Internet Service Provider.

The Libraries also receive the Chronicle in print. Individuals and campus departments do not need to renew their subscriptions. More information is available on this University Libraries Research Guide.

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Student Employer Training Rescheduled for June 2

The Student Employer Training day has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the Gunter Auditorium (room 1720), with an RSVP deadline of Friday, May 26.

Employees who interview, hire, supervise or work in any capacity with student employees (hourly, salaried or work study), are encouraged by the Office of Student Employment to attend the training.

Topics covered will include work study, I-9 forms and injury reporting, hiring of international students, payroll overview and forms, hiring students through the online job bank, conflict resolution, as well as other career resources, and security issues.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Cynthia Harling at cynthia.harling@unco.edu by 5 p.m., Friday, May 26.

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Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

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