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In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

The Forum welcomes the following institutional members committed to Standards of Good Practice:

Cleveland State University

Florida State University



Sacred Heart University

Texas A&M University

University of Greenwich, London

Wheelock College

For more information on joining the Forum, visit:
Dates and Deadlines

May 23, 2012
Nomination deadline for Forum Council candidates

May 25, 2012
Registration deadline for Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management

Registration deadline for Forum/NACUA Clery Workshop

June 29, 2012
Nomination deadline for 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards

July 15, 2012
Session proposal deadline for Forum European Conference 

Find more informaiton on Forum events here

Standards Institute Plenary Speaker: David Ropeik

The Forum is pleased to announce David Ropeik as the plenary speaker at the 3rd Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management (Washington, DC, June 12, 2012). An author, award-winning television reporter, teacher, consultant and public speaker, for the past ten years Ropeik has focused on applying a better understanding of the way people comprehend risk to the challenge of risk communication and overall risk management. He is former Director of Risk Communication at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, the author of How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don't Always Match the Facts (2010), and co-author of RISK, A Practical Guide for Deciding What’s Dangerous and What’s Safe in the World Around You (2002).
For more information on the Standards of Good Practice Institute, and to register, visit: Early registration is recommended, as space is limited.

Forum Council Elections

At this year’s annual conference, participants had the opportunity to engage with members of the Forum Council in order to learn more about the Council’s work. The Forum Council is the elected body of colleagues that sets the agenda for and carries out many of the Forum’s initiatives that benefit the Forum membership. Five positions on the Council are open this year, and the Forum welcomes nominations from colleagues who can dedicate their time and provide their expertise to Forum projects.
If you are interested in serving on the Forum Council or wish to nominate a colleague, please submit the following in support of your nomination:
  • a description of the qualifications of the candidate and their interest, referencing specific ways in which they would contribute to the Forum’s goals and projects;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • full contact information.
Please send these materials, or any questions, to The deadline for nominations is May 23, 2012. The Council nominations committee will assemble a slate of candidates and the Forum Council election will be held by e-mail ballot in early June. Results will be announced in the Forum News.

Plan Now for Undergraduate Research Award Nominations: Deadline June 29

The lasting impact of the education abroad experience is illustrated in the new Forum publication Lasting Lessons, which traces how research and study abroad has shaped the lives and careers of past recipients of the Forum’s Undergraduate Research Award. Now is the time to plan nominations for this year’s awards. Each Forum institutional member may nominate up to 2 students for the award; the deadline for nominations this year is June 29, 2012. For guidelines, forms and strategies for managing nominations see:

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