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CURFA announces research grants for retired faculty for 2014

CURFA guide to retirement--Current Edition

Links to President's Newsletters

Policy on Retiree Identification Cards: Boulder Campus

Information about obtaining an Eco-Pass (Boulder Campus and System)

New UCB Retiree Parking Policy: January 5, 2005

Of Special Interest: Health Care
Stuart Schneck Report to CURFA, October 23, 2013

Previous Stuart Schneck Reports to CURFA on Health Care

Tentative Agenda; Friday, Oct. 24, 2014; Speaker: Prof. Jean Abbott

Meeting Minutes: 04-23-14

Minutes of Earlier Meetings: April 2014 & before

Newsletters : 2001-Present

Last Tea Time Talk: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Next Tea Time Talk:   April 22, 2015

Photos from Fall 2013 Luncheon

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Photos from Fall 2011 Luncheon

Photos from Spring 2011 Luncheon

Photos from Spring 2011 Tea Time Talk

Photos from Fall 2010 Luncheon

Photos from Fall 2009 Tea Time Talk

Photos from Spring 2009 Tea Time Talk

Link to UCHSC Retired Faculty Web Page

Link to UCCS Retired Faculty Web Page

*** FYI -  Special  Interest: Fulbrights

Carl Kisslinger Graduate Student Awards

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07/24/2012

An organization of, by, and for retired faculty of the four campuses of the University of Colorado

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           NB: Next Tea-Time Talk--Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Chapel Hall, Academy
                    Next Semi-Annual Meeting: Wednesday, April 22, 2015--UMC 235
 

Announcements of current interest

SAVE THESE DATES

Presentations Sponsored by CURFA

Talk at University Memorial Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Room 415-417
on March 11, 2015
2 - 3 p.m.

by

Retired Professor Howard Wachtel



Professor Wachtel received his doctoral degree in Physiology and Biophysics from New York University in 1967 under the direction of Prof. Eric Kandel who won the Nobel Prize in medicine. Prof Wachtel's Ph.D. thesis and his subsequent research focus while on the Duke University faculty, dealt with synaptic plasticity mechanisms, neutral network organization and neural network processing.

When and Why Colorado was the Epicenter of Power Line Magnetophobia


In the 1970's two Boulderites, Nancy Wertheimer and Ed Leeper devised a system of estimating the relative strength of power lines magnetic fields in a particular locations based on the distance and configuration of those power lines. They called this a "wire code surrogate" and they found it to be statistically associated with childhood cancer occurrence rates. I got involved in this issue (along with colleagues Frank Barnes and David Savitz) when the New York State Power Commission contracted with CU to carry out a more substantive version of the Wertheimer/Leeper study; one which included actual measurements of the magnetic fields in and around cancer cases and control homes. We confirmed that there was a clear association between childhood cancer and "wire code" rankings, but a much weaker correlation with measured fields. Our study was widely publized and, despite the ambiguities of its results, it implanted the notion that "power lines cause cancer in children" in the minds of many concerned parents (and lawyers).




 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Academy:

 

Christie Conover Operatic Voices
Operatic Arias and Music from Broadway

 

 

Wednesday, October 7 at UMC 415-417 

 

Michael Holmes
A Discussion on Fracking Issues


Wednesday, October 28 CURFA Business Meeting at UMC 235

 

David Skaggs
†The Tabor Constitutional Amendment

 

 

Wednesday, November 4 at UMC 415-417

 

Margaret Coel
Chief Left Hand (Chief Niwot)

and the Sand Creek Massacre



Wednesday, December 9 at UMC 415-417

 

Amy Palmer
The Effect of Zinc

on a Variety of Celullar Processes


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TEACHING OPPORTUNITY AT ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

The Academy for Lifelong Learning in Denver is seeking someone to teach a course (4-8 weeks @ two-hour sessions per week; Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) on some aspect of current sociology in the spring semester.

The Academy meets at the Wellshire Presbyterian Church on South Colorado Blvd. More than a thousand retirees are members. Facilitators elect their own maximum/minimum class size.

If you are interested or for more information, please contact Professor Elinor Miller Greenberg, the Social Science Chair for the Academy, at Ellie.Greenberg@ucdenver.edu.


CURFA ANNOUNCES RESEARCH GRANTS FOR RETIRED FACULTY
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BOULDER FACULTY ASSEMBLY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
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Parkinson's disease research project
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AUDIOLOGY RESEARCH AT CU NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
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VOLUNTEER TUTORING IN THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AT MUSEUM
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIRD OBSERVATORY
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Report on a survey of attitudes toward mobility and transportation
of adults age 65 and older
(Harris Poll)

Click here to download the report (.519 Megabytes)

 

Links to "The Experience of Retirement"
by Robert S. Weiss and David J. Ekerdt

For a description, click here

To link to the publisher, click here

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Consumer Affairs Unit, Boulder County D.A.ís Office

The Boulder County District Attorney's Office is seeking a volunteer from the retired faculty
to assist in handling consumer fraud complaints.
FOR INFORMATION:   Click here.

 

CURFA members asked to work with NAROPA on Public Achievement Project

Volunteers sought for Aging/Health Studies

Norlin Scholars Program seeks retired faculty to teach top students! Click here for more information.

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