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Campus No Smoking Policy signed, awareness and implementation phase begins

Chancellor DiStefano signed the new campus No Smoking Policy on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The policy, which mandates a no smoking campus beginning Aug. 19, 2013, has a transition period that includes deployment of campus signage, facilities considerations, and the promotion of policy awareness and resources for those who wish to quit smoking. 

As part of the phased implementation, there also will be a limited number of designated outdoor smoking areas away from public activity, for use through the end of December 2013.

Broadway improvement project receives awards for collaboration and innovation

The City of Boulder’s Broadway (Euclid to 18th) Transportation Improvements Project has received two awards, one from the Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and another from the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), in recognition of the city’s collaborative and innovative approach to the project. 

See a short video about the Broadway project innovations.

Frog lessons: More biodiversity equals less disease

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have been on a frog hunt.

They’ve spent three years scouring hundreds of California ponds in search of amphibians with mangled, grotesque deformities. Sometimes, the frogs have misshapen legs. Sometimes, they have extra sets of legs sprouting where they don’t belong. And sometimes, they have no legs at all.

By cataloging the deformed frogs — and the toads, newts and salamanders that share their homes — the researchers have made an important discovery: more diversity equals fewer deformations.

Construction update for C4C and the Leeds School of Business

Expect to see ramped-up construction activity near Center for Community Jan. 30 - 31.

First look: 5 questions about the implementation of a no smoking policy

Earlier this semester, the Chancellor’s Executive Committee approved a non-smoking policy for the CU-Boulder campus. The policy, which will take effect Feb. 1, mandates a no smoking campus beginning Aug. 19, 2013. The decision was made in the best interests of promoting a safe and healthy campus, and represents years of policy research, campus surveys and studies of best practices in American higher education. In the first phase of the policy’s implementation, the campus will focus on policy awareness and resources for those who wish to quit smoking. In the spirit of that effort, I wanted to include the following Q&A to address some of the basic issues involved in implementing this important new policy.

Chancellor's Corner: The new Esteemed Scholars Program

I want to take this opportunity to express my enthusiasm for an important new CU-Boulder merit scholarship program for top-entering Colorado freshmen next fall.

No plans for spring break? Try an alternative break

If you haven't made plans for spring break, it's not too late to try an alternative break. The Alternative Breaks Program, part of the CU Volunteer Resource Center, sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects across the country during each college break.

CU Police encouraging bike safety, giving away free U-locks

The CU-Boulder Police Department is giving away free bike U-locks.

Bike theft continues to be the No. 1 crime on campus, and we need your help to deter thieves. Don’t become a target.

Like father, like son: second generation international English student chooses CU-Boulder

It’s a brisk January day on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, but Yousef Husain enjoys the chill in the air. He is a Kuwait native looking forward to a change in climate and a change in academic opportunities as a new student in CU-Boulder’s International English Center (IEC).

Boulder Police Department adds officers to University Hill

The following is a news release from the Boulder Police Department:

Residents will see more police officers on patrol in central Boulder as part of a new Neighborhood Impact Team approach the police department is implementing to prioritize problem-solving and police response in those areas.

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