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Weekly Wednesday Message

February 27, 2013

University Achievement Awards: Call for Posters/Displays, Books, Published Works

Each year, the University Achievement Awards and Celebration of Instruction, Research, Creative Activity & Service honors our faculty, staff and students by showcasing the outstanding accomplishments of recent and ongoing research, publications, and creative activities. This year's event will be held at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid from 3 - 7 pm on Thursday, April 18th.

Please help us illustrate and celebrate our commitment to research and creative activities by submitting your poster/s, exhibits, books and/or published works to display at the event.

  • Please email the poster title and authors for each proposed poster to Ms. Mae DeBruin (, 5-4633) by Monday, April 1st.
  • Please email the book or article titles with the list of authors to Ms. Becky Eisemann ( by Monday, April 1st.

Additional information is available online.


Latino Health Equity Conference @ CSULB

On Friday, March 8, the NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training is hosting the second annual Latino Health Equity Conference.


The theme of the conference is “Enriching Health Sciences through Latino Leadership/ Enriqueciendo Ciencias de la Salud a Través del Liderazgo Latino.” Sponsored by NIMHD through the Hispanic Health Opportunity Learning Allicance (H2OLA), the conference is free and open to students and the public. It will be held in the University Student Union ballrooms from 8:30am-4:30pm. Register online.

The conference will feature keynote speaker David Hayes-Bautista, Director of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, and the panels will highlight cross-disciplinary health disparities researchers from USC, UC Irvine, University of Texas and Arkansas. Afternoon breakout sessions are tailored to both student and health practitioner audiences and include opportunities such as Affordable Care Act implementation, effective community based programs, and careers in research and medicine. Students will also present posters of their research.


Unit Limits and Fall 2013 Registration


Based on feedback from advisors, faculty and department chairs, important changes have been made regarding multiple registration appointments and unit limits for Fall 2013 registration.


A schedule for student appointments for Round 1 of registration (April 8-24) and Round 2 (July 29- Aug. 2) is available online. As always, these dates will be communicated to students via email.


Please note some important changes to the unit limits:

  1. Continuing students will be allowed to register for up to 14 units in Round 1.
  2. Continuing students will be able to register for additional units up to a maximum of 18 during Round 2, as we did for spring.
  3. Any student petitioning for more than 18 units will need to submit his or her appeal to Associate Vice President Lynn Mahoney.


Teaching Sustainability: March 6

The 2013 Green Thread Kickoff Luncheon will take place Wednesday March 6, 11:30 am -1:30 pm in the Faculty Center for Professional Development (Library 507).

The Green Thread Workshop is a national method of curriculum development for local and global sustainability. The Green Thread concepts will be introduced and past workshop participants will share their experiences modifying a CSULB course to integrate sustainability concepts. RSVP by Friday, March 1 to Participation is limited to 35 faculty members (first come, first served). Lunch will be provided.


CNSM Fellows Colloquium Unlocks Cosmic Secrets

Learn the latest about our universe and what cosmic discoveries await us over the next decade at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Fellows Colloquium, “Cosmic Secrets Unlocked:  The Bright and Dark Side of our Universe” on Thursday, March 14.

Dr. Prashanth Jaikumar (Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Michele Vallisneri from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will answer questions about the shape and size of the universe, what it

might be made of, and how it got that way.

Registration begins at 6:30 pm with the program and presentation at 7 pm.  RSVP by Saturday, March 9.


43rd Annual Pow Wow is March 9, 10

The 43rd annual Pow Wow event on campus is fast approaching – Saturday, March 9 from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday, March 10, from 11 am to 6 pm.

The two-day celebration, held in the upper campus quad, will feature American Indian music, dance, food, and arts and crafts. Admission and parking are free. Please note that Lots 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are reserved for participant parking only; spots for faculty and staff will be unavailable in these lots.


The Countdown to the Sequestration Deadline


As you are undoubtedly aware, unless a Congressional agreement is made by Thursday evening, President Obama will be required to issue an order on March 1 that will implement across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.  These cuts will be automatically activated on Friday. 


This morning, congressional aides announced that the President will meet with top congressional leaders on Friday to discuss the deep, automatic government spending cuts slated to go into effect that day indicating that, in all likelihood, sequestration will indeed take place.  


In anticipation of this, this morning some of the Federal Funding agencies, which are operating under continuing budget resolution that continues government operations through March 27, have issued notices on the immediate effects that sequestration will have on their funding levels and programs.   Please see the notices issued by NSF and NIH


We urge principal investigators to check their funding agency websites for additional news on how sequestration may affect their grants and contracts.  ORSP will keep you updated as information becomes available.


New Research Compliance Training Program

To facilitate research compliance with federal regulations, ORSP is pleased to announce subscription to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a partnership between the University of Miami and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. CITI offers web-based, baseline training in multiple areas of responsible conduct of research, research ethics and research compliance. The interactive website monitors and records training of trainees and provides institutional reports on individuals meeting compliance. CITI's training program offers a wide variety of courses including:

The CITI Course site is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer ver. 6.0 or later or Firefox ver. 2.0 or later. To undertake training, go to: Select CSULB as a participating institution and register by creating your user name and password. Identify the appropriate course for training.

Updated guidelines on sponsor-specific and general federal research compliance requirements in the areas of Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) and Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) together with information on import/export control is now available on the ORSP website.


Student Research Competition Results

Congratulations to the 34 students who participated in CSULB’s Annual Student Research Competition on Friday. Twenty-one students received awards. Ten have been invited to participate in the CSU Student Research Competition taking place at Cal Poly Pomona May 10 -11. A complete list of participants, winners and students competing in the CSU competition is available online.


Did You Know?

On Sunday, former CSULB student Karen Baker Landers and her partner, Per Hallberg, received an Academy Award for Sound Editing for their work on Skyfall. It is their second Oscar win. In 2008 they received an Academy Award for their work on The Bourne Ultimatum. Learn more about Landers and her experience at CSULB.


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