In Brief: Upcoming Staff Council forum will include president and interim chief security officer, Crossroads Conference slated for June, see a new article on The Conversation
President Robbins, Steve Patterson to take part in open forum
University President Robert C. Robbins will join Steve Patterson, interim chief security officer, and Jeffrey Jones, chair of the University of Arizona Staff Council, at an open forum on May 4 from noon-1 p.m. in Crowder Hall in the Fred Fox School of Music.
Attendees can join in person or via Zoom. Those who attend in person will have the opportunity to ask questions but online viewers will not.
Find more information on the Staff Council website.
Staff Council to host the Crossroads Conference in June
The 2023 Crossroads Conference, a full-day professional development event for University staff members featuring speakers and interactive workshops, takes place June 2 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa.
The conference, held by the University of Arizona Staff Council, will include an opening talk from Celina Ramirez, vice president for University initiatives, and a closing keynote presentation from Barry Brummund, chief information officer. The day will also feature training sessions and presentations on topics including stress management, flexible work and information security.
"University Staff and Classified Staff, as per University policy, are entitled to 16 hours annually of professional development. The Crossroads Conference is an opportunity for that," said Christina Rocha, supervisor of the Research, Innovation and Impact Business Center Transaction Team and chair of the Crossroads Conference planning committee. "Additionally, staff will have the opportunity to network with other University staff from all over campus."
Find more information and register online on the Staff Council website.
Classifying Santa Claus? Learn more in this article on The Conversation
Each month, faculty members and researchers from across the University share their expertise on The Conversation, an independent, not-for-profit news source committed to communicating the work of scholars. The Conversation makes all of its articles available at no charge to any news organization that wants to republish them. In addition, The Associated Press distributes The Conversation articles to newsrooms across the United States.
To recognize University of Arizona scholars who are contributing to The Conversation's goal of informing public debate "with knowledge-based journalism that is responsible, ethical and supported by evidence," the Office of University Communications regularly posts links to the articles that have been published on The Conversation.
Below is an article published on The Conversation in March:
March 2, 2023
Overclassification overkill: The US government is drowning in a sea of secrets
The U.S. has an overclassification problem, which includes classifying documents about Santa Claus.
Associate Professor, School of Journalism
Another article posted on The Conversation, "The Colorado River drought crisis: 5 essential reads," summarized five previous articles on the issue, including "What is dead pool? A water expert explains" from May 12, 2022, by Robert Glennon, Regents Professor Emeritus in the James E. Rogers College of Law.
Read previous Conversation articles written by University of Arizona scholars:
- February 2023
- January 2023
- December 2022
- November 2022
- October 2022
- September 2022
- August 2022
- July 2022
- June 2022
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