From our desks and homes to anywhere on the go, we work, learn and play online. But how do you make sure your family's "digital life" is safe and secure? That's what National Cyber Security Awareness Month, observed in October, is all about!
KU Medical Center will be celebrating the week of Oct. 28 with a series of lunch and learns, contests and prizes. Find out how to secure your information on Facebook and other social media sites, the easiest way to keep track of all those pesky passwords, where to get the best free security software, and learn about mobile security and storing information "in the cloud."
For more information and to register, visit the KUMC Information Security blog.
Nominations are now being accepted for KU Medical Center's 2014 Community Engagement Awards. These awards are presented to faculty who demonstrate exceptional scholarship in community engagement and are supported by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and the Institute for Community Engagement at KU Medical Center. Two faculty awards will be announced in Spring 2014:
Faculty Award for Scholarship in Community Engagement
This award recognizes KU Medical Center faculty for excellence in developing, implementing, and sustaining regional engaged scholarship initiatives. One faculty member will receive a cash award of $7,500.
KU Medical Center Community Partnership Award
This award recognizes a community partner and a KU Medical Center faculty member/team for excellence in community engagement, as demonstrated by a project that addresses a critical health issue in the community. One community partner or community project will receive a cash award of $10,000.
The nomination deadline for both awards is Dec. 31. For more information, please visit the Institute for Community Engagement's website.
Robb Palmer, north zone manager in facilities management, has earned KU Medical Center the National Air Filtration Association's Clean Air Award due to his management of the Hemenway building. The Clean Air Award is presented to building owners and managers who significantly improve the quality of their indoor air by increasing the level or efficiency of their HVAC air filtration system in 10 categories. After a thorough review of Palmer and his team's maintenance of Hemenway's air handlers and preventive maintenance history, Hemenway was selected as one of 29 buildings throughout the United States and Canada for the award. Palmer and his team provide maintenance on 13 buildings on campus.
The National Air Filtration Association, or NAFA, is the trade association for heating, ventilating and air conditioning air filter manufacturers and distributors around the world. Click here for more information on the award.
Over the last year, Wahl Hall West (WHW) Auditorium has been completely renovated from ceiling to floor. Not only is the new WHW Auditorium a beautiful facility, but its enhanced technical capabilities are a great addition to our learning spaces. Major improvements include HD videoconferencing, new seating with an electrical outlet for each seat, and more user-friendly room control system.
Please stop by for an Open House tour and demonstration of WHW Auditorium. Steffani Webb, vice chancellor for administration, and Paul Terranova, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research, will provide opening remarks at 10:15 a.m. Mike Ciolek, senior video coordinator, will provide a demonstration of auditorium technology and capabilities at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.
WHW Auditorium Open House
Friday, Nov. 8
10 to 11 a.m.