The Planetarium public shows will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8, 9, and 10 October at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. The planetarium is showing “Lives of the Stars” at 6:30 p.m. and “The Great Cosmic Race” at 7:00pm. “The Great Cosmic Race” is a real mind-boggler! Join us to learn about the incredible journeys you take every day of your life.
Bright Pass of the International Space Station
If you’re an early riser, you might want to plan to be outside looking up this coming Friday morning, 9 October, at around 5:30 a.m. The ISS is making a close pass overhead and will shine at an incredible –3.3 magnitude which is almost as bright as Venus gets.
The ISS will appear 10 degrees above the southwestern horizon at 5:34 a.m. on Friday morning. It will then track high in the western sky (opposite where the Sun will rise). It will reach a maximum altitude of 60 degrees at 5:37 a.m. and disappear over the north-northeastern horizon at 5:40 a.m. If it isn’t very cloudy, at that magnitude you’re pretty much guaranteed to see it.
UOG's Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives Business Confidence Survey Result for Aug/Sept. Click here to read the report.
The September issue of Phytopathology, one of the top plant science publications in the world, contains an article by authors Robert Schlub of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, Linley Dixon formerly Linley Smith, a UOG research associate, and former University of Florida professors Kenneth Pernezny and Laurence Datnoff. The article, “Host Specialization and Phylogenetic Diversity of Corynespora cassiicola,” is the culmination of eight years of research and over a half-million dollars of funding from various sources: T-STAR, Hatch, Florida Tomato Committee and IPM.
Green Project Incentive – Apply for a Grant! – Deadline Oct. 16
There are six $4,285 grants available to faculty and staff to support sustainability work. Projects should be completed by June 30, 2010. Focus areas for projects include:
· integrating sustainability into curriculum,
· energy conservation,
· public awareness,
· alternative energy,
· waste management,
· campus landscaping.
To apply, please submit a 1-2 page proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are due Friday, October 16, with awards to be announced in early November. If part or all of the money is needed for upfront costs, please attach a budget to your proposal. Selected applicants will contract with the University to provide services. This program is funded through a grant from the Department of the Interior. Questions? Email: email@example.com or call Ann Rasmussen, Sustainability Coordinator, at . www.uog.edu/UOGGreen
School of Education Colloquium Series for 2009
Promotion and Tenure by Dr. Don Shuster on Oct. 30
Excel in Statistical Analysis by Dr. Ning Li on Nov. 20
At-Risk Learners by Dr. Stephen Kane on Dec. 11
You are all invited to SOE Rm 203 on the dates listed above at 2:00 PM. Contact Person: Dr. Lourdes Ferrer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Second CNAS RESEARCH CONFERENCE – Deadline: Nov. 25
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences will host its Research Conference on Jan. 28, 2010.This conference will be preceded by a grant-writing workshop (Jan 11-12) organized by T-STAR and held in the same venue. Deadline for papers is November 25, 2009. Contact event coordinators email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details
22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference
MULTICULTURAL APPROACHES IN LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION
Friday-Saturday, www.uog.edu/languageartsconference for more information. The Call for Presentations and Early Bird registration has been extended to Friday, Oct. 16th. - 7, 2009. Visit
The Guam Community and Economic Development Forum Nov. 12 and 13
The Guam Community and Economic Development Forum, “Strategies for a Sustainable Future,” will result in a series of white papers that will serve as the foundation for strategic economic development for Guam . Register at: www.uog.edu/economicforum