June 1, 2022 | In short


Revamped One Stop Website Demo

All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a virtual event (register) about upcoming launch of the new One Stop website. Take part in a demo of the site and learn how the focus on user experience influenced the site’s redesign. Presenters will also provide details on how staff can participate in the upcoming soft launch to familiarize themselves with the new website before it is released to students.

Minors on campus this summer

U de M programs serve more than 250,000 young people each year. Summer being the high season, thousands of young people will participate in camps, daytime events, sports activities and internships. Be aware of health and safety considerations, including: Youth should never be alone with adults in a 1:1 situation; youngsters should always be supervised; all employees are considered mandated reporters. All activities must register on YouthCentral and follow it Minors Safety Policy. Email Jazmin Danielson with questions.

Changing the University’s Google Account Expiry Period

From June 1, the The university updates its security policy regarding how long you can stay signed in to your University Google Account. Currently, when you sign in to a Google Workspace app with your college Internet ID and password, Google remembers you for 14 days. With this change, the length of time your session can remain active will be seven days. No action is required as a result of this change.

Meet the new tech help chatbot, Goldy

Get just-in-time practical information about Canvas, password resets, Zoom, and Duo Multi-Factor Authentication. Visit it.umn.edu to try the new chatbot, Goldy. You will find the chatbot in the lower right corner of your browser window. You can help Goldy by asking questions and providing feedback. Goldy can help with even more tech later this summer.

U of M begins Phase I of first-in-man clinical trial for advanced solid tumor cancers

Doctors and scientists from the University of Minnesota have opened a new solid tumor cancer clinical trial and treated their first patient with HCW9218, an injectable bifunctional immunotherapeutic, developed by HCW Biologics Inc.

First series of trauma-informed care simulations will help train sexual assault nurse examiners across Minnesota

M Simulation recently piloted new trauma-informed interviewing training to help prepare nurse examiners for sexual assault (SANE) to care for patients who have suffered sexual assault or abuse. The simulation training is part of the Advanced Nursing Education-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program, which aims to double the number of SANEs in Minnesota, especially in rural and underprivileged communities. The pilot training also aims to advance transgender health care.

The research center of the School of Dentistry joins the interprofessional center for pharmaceutical research

A University of Minnesota Dentistry Research Center Set to Participate in Innovative, Collaborative Center that will transform the way pharmaceutical drugs are formulated and manufactured. The Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics joins the Center for Integrated Material Science and Engineering for Pharmaceutical Products, an industry-university cooperative research center supported by the National Science Foundation.

The future is bright for solar schools

Two children examine a light bulb experiment

Mounds View is one of 60 Minnesota School Districts Saving Money and Improving Their Curriculum with Solar Panels they have installed on or near school buildings. That number is expected to grow in the coming year, thanks to a grant program put in place by the 2021 Minnesota Legislature. Clean Energy Resource Teams, a partnership that includes the U of M Extension, will serve as technical advisors to the participating districts.

June 10 – University of Minnesota Communicators Forum Conference

Join the University of Minnesota Communicators Forum for its annual conference: Connect: unite and elevate our communities. The event will provide professional development opportunities to inform, empower and inspire communicators, including a keynote, breakout sessions, vendor fair and networking events.

June 28 – U of M Invasive Species Conference

Person picking up organisms from the lake with a net

This hybrid event, focused on the science behind invasive species, will feature morning keynote speakers via Zoom that can be viewed at a Research and Outreach Center or from anywhere, and in-person afternoon expert lectures at eight of the state’s ten research and outreach centers. Participants will receive direct access to field and research sites and will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of invasive species. Learn more and register for the conference.


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