Glossary of Terms

University Researcher
University faculty, staff, trainees and students and any other individual, regardless of appointment status, who performs research on behalf of the University that involves human embryos or embryonic stem cells.
University Sponsored Programs
These are programs developed, administered, and evaluated by the education/study abroad offices, or programs organized, sponsored, or administered by specific colleges or departments and exchanges. Sponsored programs include credit education abroad programs, conference attendance with financial support from the University, internships, field studies, service learning, research, volunteer or work programs.
University State of Emergency
A University State of Emergency is in effect when the University president, or delegate, declares such a state under the guidelines set forth in the University Emergency Operations Plan. The University State of Emergency may be Twin Cities or coordinate campus specific, restricted to particular areas of any campus, or may be campus or University-wide, depending on the circumstances at the time.
University Trademarks
All words, logos, or symbols used to identify or distinguish goods or services as coming from or being affiliated with the University, whether or not they have been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or any other authority. University Trademarks include the Regents Seal, the Wordmark, the Block M, and the Mascot Marks. The term also includes the University Colors of maroon and gold, though not every use of one or both of those colors constitutes use of a University Trademark.
University Travel Card Program Administrator
An employee of Purchasing Services who has overall responsibility for the University's Corporate Travel Card Program.
University Vehicle
Vehicles owned, leased or rented by the University of Minnesota to conduct University business.
University Web Sites
All sites on University networks, or using University resources, or residing within the University's "umn.edu" domain.
University-Owned Computers
All computers, irrespective of the funding source - legislative funding, research grant funding, sponsored funds, gifts, etc.
University-Wide Center
An entity authorized by the President and Senior Vice Presidents to support and advance research, education, or public engagement initiatives aligned with key University strategic priorities.
University-Wide Contract
A contract negotiated by Purchasing Services, with prices, terms, and conditions available for use by all campus locations within the University.

Glossary of Terms

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