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 Tuesday, June 22, 2004 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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photo of saturn's rings

In late June, a LASP team obtained the best view ever of Saturn's rings in the ultraviolet using a CU instrument on NASA's Cassini mission. The A ring, above, becomes more turquoise — indicating more ice — as it spreads outward. (Image courtesy CU-Boulder/ NASA/JPL).

Student Athletes Benefit from Enrichment Program
The Athletic Department's Student Development/Enrichment Program extends an additional opportunity to student athletes - the chance to further develop their personal and professional skills.>>

University Sets Guidelines at Freshman Orientation
While orientation is a time for new freshmen and transfer students to register for classes and take placement exams, it is also an opportunity for CU-Boulder's administration to outline university expectations and behavioral policies.>>

CU-Boulder Professor Assists in Remediation of Abandoned Mines
Joe Ryan, professor of environmental engineering, and a team of CU-Boulder students are contributing research to support the cleanup of several abandond mines in Colorado that may pose a threat to public health and aquatic life.>>

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$8.7 Million CU-Boulder Instrument To Fly On High-tech Mercury Mission
A small, powerful University of Colorado at Boulder instrument will fly on NASA's MESSENGER mission, slated for launch Aug. 2 from Cape Kennedy, Fla., to probe Mercury's searing surface, oddball atmosphere and bizarre magnetic field.
Pet Intelligence Can Be Proven Using Data On Human Infants, Says CU-Boulder Sociologist
University of Colorado at Boulder sociologist and author Leslie Irvine is using what is known about human infants to prove a point many scientists won't formally examine - that domesticated dogs and cats each have unique personalities and are smarter than we think. Irvine explores animals' sense of self and their interactions with humans in her new book, "If You Tame Me: Human Identity and the Value of Animals' Lives."
CU Genome Teaching Center Event July 29 to Feature Nobel Laureate Thomas Cech
University of Colorado Nobel laureate Thomas Cech will speak at the July 29-30 public grand opening of a teaching laboratory on the Boulder campus to train CU students, faculty and K-12 students and teachers on the latest genetic research techniques. Cech, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md., and a CU Distinguished Professor, will kick off the ceremonies for The Genomics Teaching Place July 29 with a 7 p.m. keynote address in the Muenzinger Psychology Auditorium.
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LASP Soaring to New Heights
CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, already one of the premier space research, engineering and education institutes in the world, reached new heights in late June with the arrival of the international, $3 billion Cassini-Huygens mission at Saturn.>>


Professor Graziana Lazzarino Receives Italian Honor
Professor Graziana Lazzarino of the French and Italian Department has received the title of Cavaliere in the order of the Star of Italian Solidarity from the Italian Government in recognition of her many years of teaching Italian in the United States. A native of Genoa, Italy, Professor Lazzarino has taught Italian at CU-Boulder for 40 years. She is the author of many popular textbooks and the recipient of several teaching awards.

Suzy Campbell Retiring
Suzy Campbell, Associate Director of Residential Education for the Department of Housing, is retiring from the university on August 13 after 32 years of service. Suzy started at CU as a graduate student working in housing in the fall of 1970. She  was hired full time as a hall director in the fall of 1972 and has been here ever since.

Suzy plans to travel, audit classes at CU, learn Spanish and do volunteer work when she retires.


Olympic Games/CU-Boulder Connections
We're looking for CU-Boulder community members who have participated in the Olympic Games as athletes or in any other capacity. Please tell us about your Olympic experiences! E-mail by August 3.

Working Late? Look for Bats!
If you're on the main campus at twilight in summer you may catch sight of bats. According to Scott Harvey of facilities management, the most likely places to see bats are the southwest corner of Old Main and the northeast side of Hale Science. Around dusk they often fly out together from one of those buildings and head over to Varsity Lake to catch insects.

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