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 Tuesday, November 9, 2004 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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The Tavapai-Apache Crown Dancers perform a public dance in UMC 235 as part of American Indian Awarness Month.
The Yavapai-Apache Crown Dancers perform a public dance in UMC 235 as part of American Indian Awareness Month. (Photo/Larry Harwood)

In the Spotlight With Rob Davis
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 three of this series features Robert Davis, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. >>

Oyate Aims to Enlighten Audiences during American Indian Heritage Month
Oyate, a CU-Boulder American Indian student organization, has planned a series of events this month that they hope will educate others about the diversity of tribal cultures in America. >>

Career Services Fosters Professional Development
Career Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder encourages students to become actively involved in their own professional development. "We provide a centralized place for students to explore their professional goals," said Lisa Severy, director of Career Services. "We offer services that range from big picture career counseling to more concrete skills like resume writing and interviewing practice." >>

News Center
Florissant Tops Amber Deposits For Fossil Beetle Richness, According To CU-Boulder Study
Despite its popularity fueled in part by the blockbuster movie "Jurassic Park," amber nevertheless trails the Florissant Fossil Beds in Colorado when it comes to the richness of the fossil beetle record, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study.
CU-Boulder Professor Contends Iraqi Insurgents Will Fail Eventually
While pundits question whether Iraqi insurgents can be controlled or defeated, a political science professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder believes the insurgents will eventually fail.
Unseen Colorado Mountain Aquifers Throw Water On "Teflon Basin" Myth
New University of Colorado at Boulder research shows high-altitude aquifers honeycomb parts of the Colorado Rockies, trapping snowmelt and debunking the myth that high mountain valleys act as "Teflon basins" to rush water downstream.
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FROM THE CHANCELLOR


Students Assume Leadership on Alcohol Issues
In the spirit of keeping you informed on the progress of campus initiatives, I am asking administrators to provide updates on current plans in their area to share with you through this column. In the second of these updates, I thought you would be interested in the following message from Ron Stump, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, on student initiatives related to alcohol abuse.  >>


AWARDS AND KUDOS


CU Music Technology Goes International
Five musicians represented CU-Boulder's College of Music at the International Computer Music Conference, the world's most prestigious annual music technology gathering, Nov. 1-6. Director of Music Technology Andrew May, composition faculty Michael Theodore and John Drumheller, viola faculty Erika Eckert and flutist Elizabeth McNutt shared their work at the Miami, Florida, conference. Few schools send as many musicians to an ICMC, and the integrated package of CU-Boulder composers and performers is groundbreaking.


EBIO Faculty Gain Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

Faculty in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department recently have been accepted into the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority PhD Program. The proposal written by Professor and Project Director Mike Breed, along with professors Tim Seastedt, Jeff Mitton, Russ Monson and Alex Cruz, resulted in scholarships for three new minority PhD students this academic year. EBIO is the second CU-Boulder department to join the Sloan Minority PhD program. Faculty in the Geological Sciences department participate as well. Managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the program offers scholarships to underrepresented students beginning doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics.


Who Deserves an Award or Kudos?
Do you know a person, department, college/school or program deserving of recognition? Contact Inside CU! Our Awards and Kudos section is the place to share these achievements with the CU-Boulder community. Email insidecu@colorado.edu with your recommendations.




DID YOU KNOW?


The Annual Winter Warmth Drive Needs Your Help!
Clean out your closets! Winter coats, outerwear and blankets are being collected across the campus November 3-22. Donations are distributed through more than 20 Boulder County organizations benefiting families and individuals in need. Bring your donations to Dean"s Offices; the Chancellor"s Office; CU Book Store; CU Police/Parking; ARC, Room 525; or the Family Housing Office. Help keep your community warm this winter.


Reduced Publication Schedule for Inside CU
Inside CU will be published once during the months of November, December and January. We will resume our regular schedule of two issues per month in February 2005.

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