November

Below is information about upcoming activities and opportunities sponsored by a variety of groups on campus. If you have questions about this information, you can follow up with those entities using the links below.

NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK 2018
Our 5th annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week takes place this year on November 13th-18th, 2018.  We encourage all Faculty, staff and students to attend these events to learn more about homelessness across the world, in the state of Florida, and how it impacts students here at UCF. Please share with your students and colleagues as we would love our highest attendance yet this year. Learn more about the events at  http://scs.sdes.ucf.edu/nhhaw/

INFORMATION FROM THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MODERN SLAVERY
UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery invites faculty with a research interest in human trafficking for a meeting to discuss current research, future ideas and research opportunities. The meeting will occur on Thursday, November 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Faculty interested in attending please RSVP to Allison.Wolfarth-Solano@ucf.edu by noon on Tuesday, November 6th.
To learn more about the Center, please click here: https://ucfglobalperspectives.org/programs/human-trafficking-modern-slavery/

INFORMATION FROM STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is pleased to announce a new Faculty Fellow position designed to enhance the collaborations and access coordination between faculty and SAS. Applications are being accepted now and are due November 9th. SAS will offer positions to one or two faculty based on applications, faculty project interest and SAS tasks identified. A more detailed position description and terms of the position (including compensation) can be obtained by contacting Adam Meyer at adam.meyer@ucf.edu.

INFORMATION FROM FACULTY EXCELLENCE
Faculty Family Movie Night
Friday, November 2, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Arboretum
Faculty Excellence is excited to host Faculty Family Movie Night!
Bring your family and join us for a night of fun under the stars! We'll be showing Brother Bear and serving up cheese pizza. You are welcome to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the movie.
Admission is free. Suggested parking for attendees in Lot C2 and Parking Garage C. https://events.ucf.edu/event/793212/faculty-family-movie-night/

INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Have a promising student who would be a good fit for research?
OUR is launching a new course-program: INTRO. Introduction to Research Opportunities is a two-semester program designed to support students in getting started in research or creative scholarship. Applications due Nov 5: https://sra.ucf.edu

Is your undergraduate traveling to present at a conference?
Students accepted as presenters to conferences (in-state, national, or international) are eligible for OUR Presentation Travel Awards.. See our website for more details: https://our.ucf.edu/current/ucf-publications-and-presentation-opportunities/.

Research Intensive Course Designation Information Sessions
Do students participate in the research process in one of your courses? If so, please consider applying for the RI course designation (due January 25). RI Information Sessions will be held in TCH 201 on November 27 (2:30–3:30 p.m.), December 3 (1:30–2:30 p.m.), and December 12 (1–2 p.m.)—no RSVP required. More information regarding submissions requirements can be found on the OUR website at https://our.ucf.edu/faculty/research-intensive-courses/. Contact our@ucf.edu with questions.

RUSSIAN CULTURE NIGHT
Russian Culture Night, presented by Dr. Alla Kourova, will be held Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. in CB1-205. Come and enjoy Russian food and the friendly atmosphere of the Faculty Center Culture Night.
Please RSVP to Alla.Kourova@ucf.edu by Thursday, November 8.

MICROSOFT ONEDRIVE WEBINAR ON NOVEMBER 15
UCF IT is partnering with Microsoft to provide a web-based training session on November 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to learn the basics of Microsoft OneDrive. You can register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5412392561668702731
There is a limit of 500 live attendees for this web based training. If you are unable to attend the webinar on November 15, you will be able to watch the recorded video online at a later date by using the same link and registering.
In addition to the training, information and guidance about Microsoft OneDrive at UCF can be found at https://it.ucf.edu/help/Faculty-And-Staff-Support/

For questions and technical support related to Microsoft OneDrive please contact the UCF IT Support Center at:
Phone: 407.823.5117
Email: itsupport@ucf.edu
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

SEE INNOVATION IN ACTION AT AN UPCOMING MARCHIOLI AWARD SEMINAR
How do you take a great idea for improvement from conceptualization to innovation? Learn more at an upcoming seminar featuring one of UCF's most recent Marchioli Collective Impact Innovation Award recipients. The interactive seminar will be held on November 14 and will showcase strategies for building partnerships, securing funding, gaining national recognition for the project, and documenting outcomes and impacts along with providing other tips.

Over half of the session is set aside for faculty and staff to ask questions, share ideas, get feedback from peers, and participate in open discussion on how UCF can foster even more innovation for greater collective impact.

The November 14 event will be from 11:00 am to noon in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 101. It will spotlight the Fall 2017 Marchioli award winner, Dr. Ronald DeMara, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the UCF Computer Architecture Lab. He will discuss his strategies used to develop his revolutionary integrated testing and tutoring center (Evaluation and Proficiency Center). Register for this seminar here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marchioli-collective-impact-innovation-seminar-series-tickets-50274264679

Please feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

NOTE ABOUT LISTSERV ANNOUNCEMENT SUBMISSIONS
The Faculty Center is happy to share information about events or activities that are relevant to faculty in the listserv each month. If you would like to request that we include an announcement, please email me a paragraph (three to four sentences) including a link to additional information if appropriate, by close of business on the last Wednesday of the month for inclusion on the following Sunday. Please verify that all links are correct before submitting. Due to technological constraints we cannot include attachments or HTML formatted text. Remember to include critical details like the place and time for the event and feel free to suggest a headline. Announcements will run for one month, with exceptions in special circumstances. Just send your announcements to fctl@ucf.edu and we will help to spread the word.

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