NEWS BRIEFS: E-Accessibility Conference May 19

Quick Summary

  • 鈥楨gghead鈥 maintenance underway
  • Come hear what we 鈥榚nvisioned鈥
  • 鈥楲et鈥檚 Talk About Mental Health鈥
  • Call for nominations for 2017-18 book project
  • Lunchtime Listening Session with Lawlor
  • Community Survival Strategies workshop
  • Kerberos log-in screen changes May 19
  • Free access to IT research library

澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 observes this Thursday (May 19) with workshops, a roundtable discussion and a drop-in lab dealing with electronic accessibility 鈥 that is, creating websites and digital documents so everyone can use them, regardless of disabilities affecting how people learn or interact with technology.

鈥淚f our courses, websites and materials are not accessible, these members of the 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 community are left behind,鈥 members of the campus鈥檚 E-Access Committee said in promoting the GAAD conference.

鈥淚f you work with students or instructors, maintain a website or distribute materials, please join us to learn more about electronic accessibility and what you can do to reach everyone.鈥

The conference will be held in various rooms in the . The drop-in accessibility lab will be from 9 a.m.-noon, and a general information session, 鈥淎ccessibility Resources for Everyone鈥 is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m.

The rest of the program:

  • Workshop for faculty and graduate student instructors, presented twice, 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon
  • Workshop for programmers, developers, computer science students and anyone with Web content responsibilities, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • 鈥淭he Future of Critical Disability Studies and Disability Access at 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图,鈥 roundtable, 2:10-1:40 p.m., for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty

鈥楨gghead鈥 Maintenance

One of the "See No Evil/Hear No Evil" Eggheads at 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图.
One of the "See No Evil/Hear No Evil" Eggheads at 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图. (Gregory Urquiaga/澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图)

What鈥檚 under an 贰驳驳丑别补诲鈥檚 shell? Passers-by can get a glimpse when foundry workers apply fresh coatings in a project that started today (May 17) and is expected to take five days 鈥 one for each Egghead installation.

The popular bald heads, created by longtime faculty member Robert Arneson and installed starting in 1991, are bronze with a special paint that gives them their signature egg-shell look. of Walla Walla, Washington, which cast the iconic sculptures, is doing the maintenance, removing the wax that covers the paint, sanding the Eggheads, then adding two layers of new paint and a fresh coat of wax.

The Eggheads are recoated about every 10 years, but this maintenance is ahead of schedule, owing to the repeated cleanings the pieces have undergone to rid them of graffiti in recent months. With every cleaning, an Egghead loses some of its coating.

The Eggheads and all other public art on campus are cared for by the , and the work will ensure the seven eggs look their best in time for the museum鈥檚 Nov. 13 opening.

Come hear what we 鈥榚nvisioned鈥

We played the online game, 鈥淓nvision 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图,鈥 for 36 hours straight back in February, and now it鈥檚 time for a final report on what we envisioned.

Rachel Hatch, research director for Institute for the Future, which ran the game, will present the report during a public meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in 203 Mrak Hall. She鈥檒l talk about top trends, participation and other key aspects of the game.

She also will detail what she describes as 鈥淥pportunity Spaces,鈥 which represent potential areas of focus for 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 to consider in the future, and the 鈥渢op things鈥 the campus could do immediately to plan for the future.

The meeting will include a question-and-answer session. And, last but not least, the meeting will serve as the venue for the announcement of the game winners 鈥 people whose individual posts garnered the most followers. 

For more information, contact Gary Sandy, project manager, Office of the Chancellor, by email.

鈥楲et鈥檚 Talk About Mental Health鈥

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 invites students, staff and faculty to a workshop on campus resources and developing the communications skill set needed to effectively serve as an advocate for early intervention and prevention.

鈥淟et鈥檚 Talk About Mental Health: An Introduction to Resources and Communications Skills to Effectively Listen, Engage and Refer" is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday (May 20) in Ballroom A at the .

The organizers said they hope people come away from the conference with a better understanding of mental health and stigma. Student, staff and faculty perspectives will be offered in a moderated panel, with questions welcome.

The program lists Beth Cohen as the keynote speaker. She鈥檚 a psychologist with 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 Occupational Health Services and an educator-organizational consultant with 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 Extension鈥檚 Center for Human Services.

Other participants include Renee Lopez, coordinator of consultation, outreach and peer education programs, Student Health and Counseling Services; and Ruben Valencia, psychologist and director, Academic and Staff Assistance Program.

Call for nominations for 2017-18 book project

Recently we told you about Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, our next Campus Community Book Project.

Now the campus is inviting your suggestions for the book that will follow Stuffed and Starved in the Campus Community Book Project.

Stuffed and Starved is the book project for 2016-17, as announced last month, selected from nominations on the topic of 鈥減overty/hunger/food security.鈥

The topic for 2017-18, as selected by the Campus Council on Community and Diversity, is 鈥渋ntersection of racial and LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) identities.鈥 Nominations are due by July 1, after which the selection committee will have the summer months to consider the nominated volumes.

Here are the general criteria for nominations:

  • Compelling and thought-provoking to engage us in dialogue about contemporary controversial issues and to raise questions that have many possible answers.
  • Well-written, accessible and engaging to a general audience.
  • Short enough to be read within the timeframe usually allotted for coursework.
  • Provocative and intriguing to as many members of the community as possible, to invite diverse participation and integration into discussion groups and courses across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • In print in paperback (by spring of the year before the project) and affordable.
  • Written by an author who is still living and who is an engaging public speaker, available to give an author鈥檚 talk during the span of the project, and who would be a campus guest.

Nominations are welcome from anyone in the campus community. Please include title, author and a short description of the book, plus an explanation of why it complements the topic and represents a worthy selection.

Have a nomination or would you like to volunteer for the selection committee? Send an email to Mikael Villalobos, coordinator of the Campus Community Book Project.

Lunchtime Listening Session with Lawlor

The next Lunchtime Listening Session with Lawlor is scheduled for this Thursday (May 19). Dave Lawlor, vice chancellor-chief financial officer, is holding regularly this quarter, all on human resources topics. HR is part of Lawlor's Office of the VC-CFO, and he invites all employees to come discuss various HR topics with him.

This week鈥檚 session, on the topic of job performance, is from noon to 1 p.m. in the DeCarli Room, (second floor). Lunch will be served. RSVPs are requested, by email to Michele Hassett.

Community Survival Strategies workshop

Act fast and you can claim one of the handful of remaining spots in the campus鈥檚 next presentation of the workshop Community Survival Strategies for Active-Shooter Incident, 1 to 2:30 p.m. next Tuesday, May 24.

Workshop leaders are Mary Macias, safety officer for Student Health and Counseling Services, and volunteer coordinator for the campus Police Department; and police officer Ray Holguin.

Macias said the workshop covers three steps to follow to increase your chance of surviving an active-shooter incident: run, hide, fight (last resort). The program鈥檚 scenarios incorporate demonstrations on how to attack a shooter and take away a handgun. Other topics include: the will to survive, weapon identification and identifying police capabilities.

The workshop will be held in the Hamilton Room at the . Sign up online via the (search for the course by its title).

Kerberos log-in screen changes May 19

Reminder: 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图鈥 Central Authentication Service, or CAS, log-in screen 鈥 where you enter your Kerberos passphrase 鈥 gets a makeover this Thursday (May 19) as part of a software upgrade.

Version 4.2, which is being installed, also includes several new security features and performance improvements.

in the Service Catalog, and contact the if you have any questions or concerns.

Free access to IT research library

If you鈥檙e looking for data, trends or analysis on subjects that involve technology, you now have free access to one of the best IT research libraries around: Gartner.

As a benefit of the contract relationship between Gartner and the campus and 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 Health System IT departments, all 澳门六合彩开奖结果走势图 faculty, staff and students have gained access at no charge to Gartner Research Service. Via the portal, you can read or view Gartner research, white papers, webinars and more on an array of complex IT issues, emerging technologies and industry trends.

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