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  • Naming Principles Comm. Listening Sessions

    The Naming Principles Commission will hold its second listening session for staff on Thursday, October 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m., via Zoom.

    The purpose of these sessions is for Commission members to hear directly from members of the University community. These conversations will inform the Commission's recommendations of 1) principles to provide consistent guidance for decisions related to naming, across applications of names (e.g., buildings, professorships, programs, etc.) and 2) a process by which the principles would be applied to specific cases. The Commission has been asked to make those recommendations to President Hallock and the Board in the spring semester.

    Those who plan to attend should register via the link above. All staff are welcome.
  • Naming Principles Comm. Listening Sessions

    The third and final listening session for faculty offered by the Naming Principles Commission will be held on Wednesday, October 27, noon-1:30 p.m., via Zoom.

    Those who plan to attend should register via the link above.

    The purpose of these sessions is for Commission members to hear directly from members of the University community. These conversations will inform the Commission's recommendations of 1) principles to provide consistent guidance for decisions related to naming, across applications of names (e.g., buildings, professorships, programs, etc.) and 2) a process by which the principles would be applied to specific cases. The Commission has been asked to make those recommendations to President Hallock and the Board in the spring semester.
  • Daily Connector Temporary Stop at Willow Lawn

    Willow Lawn Drive will be closed for construction for the rest of Fall 2021 semester. The Daily Connector stop will be moved to the new GRTC temporary stop after the Kroger gas station. The shuttle will drop off and pick up passengers in the parking lot. Please review the link above for a diagram of the shuttle pick up location.
  • Composting Inside Tyler's

    Come and meet our Rethink Waste Representatives located in The Pier, outside Tyler's, on Monday, 10/25. Composting has finally arrived at Tyler's, and we're ready to teach you how. Our passionate team will guide you through the basics of composting and answer any questions you may have on living a more sustainable life.

    Last year, our Compost Coordinators diverted 50 tons of waste from the landfill, and we're ready to beat that goal this year!

    For more information, please email David Donaldson at ddonalds@richmond.edu.
  • "All We Can Save" One Book Circle

    Feeling stressed about the climate crisis? Want to learn more about environmental justice and climate feminism? Join the Office for Sustainability for a small group discussion of this year's One Book, "All We Can Save." We know everyone is busy, so this is structured as a low commitment, yet fun and interesting, activity. Also, you get a free book!

    We meet every Monday at 5:30 PM in THC 310.
  • Benefits Open Enrollment Info Session

    All full-time employees are invited to a Benefits Open Enrollment Information Session on Monday, October 25, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Ukrops Auditorium, Robins School of Business. There are no plan design changes for 2022, but we will provide a brief overview of your University benefits and the new Benefit Express portal. Please note, as we are in the Lime Stage, only the first 100 attendees will be admitted to this session.

    If you would like to view the recording of our 10/21 virtual session instead, you may open it in Box:
    https://richmond.box.com/s/7lx9wqq5zpyuykg12gf7dwmu5v69t6uw
  • Covering Numbers of Rings with Unity

    The Mathematics & Computer Science Colloquium welcomes Dr. Eric Swartz, Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of William & Mary, who will present, "Covering Numbers of Rings with Unity." Eric describes his talk as: Given an algebraic structure (group, ring, etc.), a cover is defined to be a collection of proper substructures (e.g., subgroups, subrings, etc.) whose set theoretic union is the whole structure. Assuming such an algebraic structure has a cover, its covering number is defined to be the size of a minimum cover. I will discuss the rich history of this problem as well as recent joint work with Nicholas Werner on the covering number of a ring with unity. No prior knowledge will be assumed beyond the basic definitions of groups and rings.
  • Biology Fall Seminar Series 10/25

    The Biology Department is hosting Dr. Avery Posey (Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania) who is presenting on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells and carbohydrates, on Monday, October 25, at 12 p.m., in the Gottwald Science Center Auditorium, room A001.
  • General Education Forums - Save the Dates!

    The General Education Curriculum Implementation Committee is hard at work on the implementation steps for the curriculum proposal adopted by the faculty last May. The task given to us by the Faculty Senate is to have an implementation proposal ready by March 2022.

    Our first step in this process is to develop learning objectives for the various areas of the general education curriculum. As such we would like to ask you to save the date for two upcoming General Education forums:
    1. 8:30-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, to discuss the Learning Outcomes for the Areas of Inquiry
    2. 8:30-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, to discuss the Learning Outcomes for the Integrated Focus Areas & Engagements

    The forums will be broken up into several sessions across the 2.5 hours to allow individuals to come and go as they please or stay the full 2.5 hours.