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U21 Newsletter 201603

发布时间: 2016-03-15      访问次数: 46
Welcome to this month's news from the
Universitas 21 network.
U21:Connect contains the latest news and items of interest to staff and students across the Universitas 21 network.
Read on for a summary of the March articles or access the full version here:


U21:Connect - March 2016

    U21 News    
AGM Registration - Deadline fast approaching!
  • If you have yet to register, but wish to attend the U21 AGM at the National University of Singapore, please be aware the deadline for registrations is fast approaching.  

  • The U21 AGM and Presidential Symposium takes place at the National University of Singapore between Wednesday 11 and Friday 13 May.  

  • If you have already registered, but have yet to secure a hotel reservation, a conference rate is available via the link below.  

  • Please follow the link below and submit your registration via the 'Register Here' icon at the bottom of the page or visit www.universitas21.com/link/agm16

AGM Event Information and Registration
U21 Librarian Group to host inaugural Summit and University Library Pioneer Conference
  • This will take place on July 3-5 2016 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  

  • The group summit, the first of its kind, has been designed to examine the developing trends of university libraries and foster mutual communication among librarians all over the world.  

  • The theme is “Academic Libraries: Going Global, Going Open”.  

  • Registration is now open, please see the event page for further details:

U21 Librarian Group Summit
Gravitational waves continue to ripple through U21
  • News broke on the 11 February 2016 that, for the first time, scientists had observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.  

  • The discovery was made by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration which includes four members of the U21 network - the Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Maryland and Melbourne.  

  • Huge congratulations to all involved in this ground-breaking discovery!

University of Maryland
University of Melbourne
University of Birmingham
University of Glasgow
The next edition of U21:Discover will be online soon!
  • We’re always looking for news from the network, so if you would like to contribute to this publication or suggest content please contact Ben Griffiths in the U21 Secretariat (ben.griffiths@universitas21.com).  

  • To access previous editions of U21:Discover as well as other U21 publications, please follow the link below:

U21 Newsletters
  Educational Innovation  
Annual U21 Educational Innovation Conference
  • The U21 Educational Innovation Conference is being hosted this year by the University of Birmingham on October 26 - 28.   

  • This year's theme is Teaching Excellence in a Research-Intensive University Context.   

  • Detailed information, including registration information, will be available soon so hold that date in your diaries and plan to join us in October!

EI Conference
New U21 SOC in development for November 2016
  • To run over 5 weeks and pitched at a first year undergraduate level, it will also have the capability of being embedded in larger modules by U21 partners.  

  • It is, being developed by a team at UCD’s College of Social Science and Law, with a working title of 'Future Societies'.  

  • U21 students will be encouraged to share their learning experiences online with other students across the world, to appreciate how planetary urbanisation influences their own area of study.  

  • More details will be forthcoming over the next month so keep your eyes on this space!

U21 SOC
  Researcher Engagement  
The new ABCs of Research
  • Professor Ben Shneiderman of the University of Maryland has published a new book which re-writes the research collaboration framework by using innovative ideas and the power of 21st century digital technologies.

  • ‘The new ABCs of research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations’ was published in February 2016 and reports on the growing number of initiatives to promote more integrated approaches to research.

  • Professor Shneiderman will present the new ABCs of Research to the U21 Research Leaders during the RE Cluster meeting at the University of Maryland in May.

  • Further information about the book, including reviews and endorsements, can be found at:http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/newabcs/

Reminder: All Research Leaders and DDoGS please remember to register for the RE Cluster Meetings via the link below:

RE Cluster Meetings
McGill’s 3MT to be streamed live on 16 March
  • The 3MT event will be streamed on 16 March 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m (EDT) with viewers able to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

  • The winning doctoral candidate will be entered into the U21 3MT later this year.

  • Viewing details can be found at https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/events-0/3mt or by following the link below:

McGill 3MT
Dates set for Researcher Collaboration Group meeting
  • The 2016 meeting of the U21 RCG will take place at UNSW Australia in Sydney from 8-9 September.  

  • The meeting dates have been aligned with the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) congress taking place in Melbourne on 11-15 September, to ensure maximum value for participants.  

  • The programme for the RCG meeting in currently being developed and will include sessions on research match-making, collaboration metrics and a site visit where UNSW researchers will showcase their research and discuss areas for collaboration.

Researcher Collaboration Group
    Student Experience    
   U21 Summer School - registration open
  • The 13th U21 Summer School will place at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University with the theme Traditional Chinese Medicine and Its Culture.  

  • It will be preceded by an online course open to all U21 students and staff.  

  • This can be accessed at: http://www.cnmooc.org/portal/course/1389/2407.mooc

  • For more information on the U21 Summer School, please follow the link below:

U21 Summer School

Registration open for May mobility meeting in Denver
  • This provides an opportunity to network with peers, share members' updates, get information on the work conducted by U21 in areas related to student mobility, and feedback on current SE projects.  

  • A draft schedule for the meeting and the registration form are available via the link below:

Student Mobility Meeting
    People & Places    
Professor Les Field promoted to a newly created position of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UNSW Australia.
  • As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Les was a member of the U21 Research Leaders' group.  

  • He is also a member of the Researcher Engagement (RE) Steering Group, taking on the Chair’s role in 2014. He will leave this position after the RE Cluster's meeting in May due to his new role at UNSW.  

  • We wish Les well in his new post and start the process of selecting a new Chair for the RE Cluster.

Professor Les Field

 

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