Yes, the Kuiper building has a gender neutral bathroom located in room 207A.
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Accounts are manually created after a LPL Information Form or LPL Employee Update Form is submitted and processed. New account holders will be notified of their new account via their UA or LPL email.
After attempting to log in with UA NetID, if the site says there was no account found and you are eligible for an account, please contact Joshua Sosa at PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOndmYmZuQHljeS5uZXZtYmFuLnJxaCI+d2ZiZm5AeWN5Lm5ldm1iYW4ucnFoPC9uPg== to have an account created.
Contact Bert Orosco at 520-621-6963. If Bert is unavailable, call Joshua Sosa at 520-621-0290.
For information about using Zoom teleconferencing through the University of Arizona, visit the UA Zoom site.
Contact Sarah Lane-Gaxiola (PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOmZ5bmFyQGgubmV2bWJhbi5ycWgiPmZ5bmFyQGgubmV2bWJhbi5ycWg8L24+) or Kari Figueroa (PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOnhuZXZmQHljeS5uZXZtYmFuLnJxaCI+eG5ldmZAeWN5Lm5ldm1iYW4ucnFoPC9uPg==) in the Kuiper Business Office (Kuiper 339) for access to the Kuiper bike cage (located under the gantry stairwell on the northeast corner of the building).
LPL Coffee Klatsch is an informal gathering of faculty, students, and staff at LPL. Coffee and snacks are provided. It's a great time to take a break and catch up with what's happening in the department. Coffee Klatsch usually happens on Wednesday at 3:30p.m. in Kuiper Space Sciences 309.
LPL Journal Club is held weekly in Kuiper Space Sciences 309. Each week, there is a speaker who presents a current topic or paper for informal discussion. Journal Club topics/schedule are available at LPL Journal Club.
Threatening Behavior is Prohibited. “Threatening behavior” means any statement, communication, conduct or gesture, including those in written form, directed toward any member of the University community that causes a reasonable apprehension of physical harm to a person or property. A student can be guilty of threatening behavior even if the person who is the object of the threat does not observe or receive it, so long as a reasonable person would interpret the maker’s statement, communication, conduct or gesture as a serious expression of intent to physically harm.
Review the university policy and procedures for mandatory reporting of threatening behavior.
The University of Arizona is committed to creating and maintaining a work and learning environment that is safe, inclusive and free of discriminatory conduct prohibited by the Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy. The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) leads efforts to promote and uphold this policy and its goals, foster equity and opportunity, strengthen relationships across diverse groups, and support a campus culture of equality for all members of the University community.
Refer to the OIE web site for training and outreach, policies and procedures, and reporting and complaint investigations.
As part of the Ph.D. program students are required to present three Graduate Student Colloquia. The presentations are evaluated by the audience and the student will be informed of the results of those evaluations within one month of the presentation.The colloquia are given in the second, third, and fourth semesters of study. At least one colloquium must be a review of an article (not authored by the student) in a peer-reviewed journal. At least one colloquium must be a summary of the student’s research.
At each colloquium, the audience completes an evaluation form; the forms are reviewed by a faculty member who will meet with the student to review the presentation and audience comments.
The Teaching Teams Program provides dynamic resources for learning and instruction at the University of Arizona. Teaching Teams is university-wide program with a home base at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL). Historically, Teaching Teams has served a variety of faculty and students at the University of Arizona because the Teaching Teams approach to learning, curriculum building, and instruction is easy to use, and is successful across disciplines. It is the oldest and largest program of its kind on campus.
LPL hosts the UA chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). The UA SEDS group is very active and includes students from a variety of majors. For more information, visit the UA SEDS web site.
LPL is home to the Arizona Space Grant Consortium. Led by a statewide team of managers and affiliate representatives, Arizona Space Grant is part of The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, established by Congress in 1987. Space Grant contributes to the nation's science enterprise by implementing research, education and public service projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.
The specific objectives of the program are:
- To establish a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields;
- To encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments;
- To encourage interdisciplinary training research, and public-service programs related to aerospace;
- To recruit and train professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science, technology, and allied fields; and
- To promote a strong science, math, and technology educational base from elementary through university levels.
The AZSGC mission is to expand opportunities for Americans to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, and engineering education, research, and delivering high quality public education programs. Our goal is to integrate research with education to help build a diverse, scientifically literate citizenry and a well-prepared science, engineering and technology workforce.
The University of Arizona offers various new employee orientations and trainings. For information about life at LPL, contact your supervisor, your administrative support staff, and Tara Bode in the Kuiper Business Office (Kuiper 339, 520-621-4497). LPL provides a New Employee Resource document, available from LPL Business Office forms.
Orienting New Employees
Once a new employee is hired, an orientation partnership begins between the University and the employee to help the employee enjoy a successful and satisfying work/life experience.
An effective orientation should be on-going and not limited to the first few weeks of work. As a new employee, you should work closely with your supervisor and other colleagues in your unit or department to ensure that you have all the information and resources you will need to feel comfortable and prepared. A New Employee Checklist (PDF) is available to help you track your orientation progress.
As a new employee of the University of Arizona, there are many orientation activities available to assist you with your transition. Arizona Public Service Orientation was designed to acquaint you with some of the formal orientation programs offered on campus.