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March 2011 Archives

It's Critical to Make the Case for the U

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by Liz Boyle (Sociology), Faculty Legislative Liaison

The 2010 elections swept out many veteran state legislators and swept in a large new cohort. We need to make it clear to this new group how important the University is to the state of Minnesota. An investment in the U is an investment in the future.

They need to see that U professors and staff are hardworking, approachable, and interested in contributing to the state, nation, and broader global community. They need to hear that we care about students. Truth be told, we need to dispel stereotypes held by legislators and their constituents that faculty members are arrogant and self-absorbed.

Accolades March 24, 2011

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Imagine Fund special events grants, new publications, and a variety of awards in today's Accolades.

Faculty are invited to participate in the joint commencement ceremony for graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, and the Medical School basic science departments.

The ceremony will replace the two annual commencement ceremonies formerly held by the Graduate School.

Manage Departmental Email with Gmail Delegation

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Do you have multiple people checking a departmental email account? You probably share the password with all of them. If staff leave or change job responsibilities you then have to reset the password and distribute a new one. You did change the password, didn't you?

Accolades March 10, 2011

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Technology grants have been awarded--lots of them! Plus more good news in this edition of Accolades.