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 Tuesday, October 12, 2004 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Students pass by a large globe during the Sustainable Resources Conference the week of September 20.
(Photo by Casey A. Cass)

In the Spotlight . . .
They lead major academic divisions and shape the direction and quality of programs for faculty, staff and students. In this series, "In the Spotlight," we ask CU-Boulder deans to give us a glimpse into their personalities by answering questions aimed at providing a unique perspective on "the person behind the desk."  Part two of this series features Lorrie Shepard, dean of the School of Education.>>

Wardenburg Highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to educating women about the importance of early detection. It also is a time to recognize the survivors of breast cancer as well as those who have been lost to the disease.>>

Ethics and Civic Engagement Focus of Proposed CU-Boulder Institute
The University of Colorado at Boulder is developing an Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) as part of its commitment to prepare students for a life as thoughtful, just and engaged citizens. The institute will build on the momentum that has already been established to make ethical and civic engagement a defining characteristic of our educational community.>>

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CU-Boulder Researchers To Analyze Meteorite That Fell Outside Berthoud
University of Colorado at Boulder researchers will scientifically analyze a meteorite that fell outside Berthoud, Colo., last week, only the fifth to ever have been seen falling and subsequently recovered in Colorado, experts say.
CU-Boulder's Wardenburg Health Center To Have Flu Shots For High-Risk Students Only Starting Oct. 26
The University of Colorado at Boulder's Wardenburg Health Center has altered plans to offer flu shots to the campus community in light of U.S. health officials' announcement Tuesday of a flu vaccine shortage.
Security Flaws In Popular Chess Web Site Found By University Of Colorado Team
In sports, there's a saying that the best offense is a good defense. The same is true for computer security, according to University of Colorado at Boulder researcher John Black.
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Academic and Athletics: Is there Common Ground?
In the spirit of keeping you informed on the progress of campus initiatives, I will be asking administrators to provide updates on current plans in their area to share with you through this column. As the first of these updates, I thought you would be interested in the following message from Provost Phil DiStefano on the Action Plan for the Reorganization and Oversight of Intercollegiate Athletics.>>


Journalism Professor Stewart Hoover to Speak at European Media Conference
Stewart Hoover, professor of journalism well known for his work on religion and media, will travel to Berlin, Germany this week to speak at a European media conference, "Crossing Borders: Cultures, Religions and Media." Hoover will discuss the role of the media in promoting religious understanding in the United States, with an emphasis on the way religion is being portrayed in the current U.S. presidential election.

Law Professor Charles Wilkinson Receives Distinguished Service Award
Moses Lasky Professor of Law Charles Wilkinson received a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oregon in August in recognition of his work to help restore several Indian tribes in Oregon and for his broad impact on federal Indian law. A preeminent lawyer in Indian law, an expert on natural resources law, and a historian of the American West, Wilkinson has emerged as a key participant in the struggle for Indian tribal sovereignty.

Second Annual Divide Literary Journal Reading
CU-Boulder's Program for Writing and Rhetoric will celebrate the release of its second edition of the annual literary journal, Divide, with a reading in the Old Main Chapel Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. A reception at the CU Heritage Center will follow. For more information about Divide and to purchase copies visit the web site at

New Hebrew and Jewish Studies Courses Available
The Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department welcomes Zilla Goodman, instructor of Hebrew language and Jewish studies courses in English. Goodman also is coordinating a Jewish studies interest group that will bring together faculty from across the campus who teach courses with a Jewish component, have research interests with Jewish content and are interested in the field.

CU Faculty/Staff Star in Othello
A staged reading of Shakespeare's "Othello" featuring CU-Boulder faculty and staff will be held at Old Main Chapel Oct. 22-24 and 29-31, at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. CU actors include Alphonse Keasley, MASP director, as Othello; Anne Sandoe-Thorp, Leeds School of Business; Shirley Carnahan, comparative literature and humanities; Chuck Squier, retired English faculty; and Jim Thorp, Sam Sandoe and Sally Sandoe, current and former CU staffers. Performances are free but tickets are required and available at the Student Organizations Finance Office, UMC 231. For more information, call Sally Sandoe at (303) 442-2884. Othello is presented by the Shakespeare Oratorio Society and supported by CU-Boulder's Minority Arts and Sciences Program.

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