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 Tuesday, August 24, 2004 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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new students move-in to residence halls

New students moved into residence halls and attended various orientation presentations last week. (Photo/Patrick Kelley).

Larry Nelson, Director of the Office of Contracts and Grants, Retires
Larry Nelson, director of the Office of Contracts and Grants, officially retires from CU-Boulder on August 31. Nelson came to the university in 1970 and has been director of OCG since 1981. He was recognized in 2002 with a Stearns award for his outstanding service.>>

Longest Serving Faculty Member is Highly Cited Researcher
The University of Colorado at Boulder is home to 24 of the most highly cited researchers in the world, according to a survey published in The Economist in London. Among them is Richard Jessor, psychology professor, director of the Research Program on Health Behavior and the longest serving active faculty member at the university.>>

Energy Savings to Reward Staff
Building proctors, lab managers and students, faculty and staff members at CU-Boulder will be recognized for their efforts to reduce energy consumption on campus through a new conservation program beginning this fall.>>

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Two Undergraduate Specialty Programs Ranked High In US News & World Report
Two University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduate specialty programs were ranked in the top dozen American public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual undergraduate rankings.
'Words To Stir The Soul' at LoDo Tattered Cover Aug. 24, CU-Boulder Campus on Aug. 26
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, City Auditor Dennis Gallagher, City Councilwoman Rosemary Rodriguez and Lakewood Mayor Steve Burkholder will be among the featured readers during the eight annual "Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West" events presented by the CU-Boulder Center of the American West.
Mandatory Alcohol Education Begins For Freshmen At CU-Boulder
For the first time ever, incoming freshmen at the University of Colorado at Boulder this fall were required to complete an online alcohol education course before classes began August 23.
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FROM THE CHANCELLOR


Mentoring: A Prescription for Success
Here at CU-Boulder, we place significant value on mentoring students and it is important that we mentor each other as faculty and staff as well. Undoubtedly, having more experienced people provide advice and support to foster the progress of those with less experience benefits individuals, departments and the entire campus community.>>


AWARDS AND KUDOS


Former CU-Boulder Athlete Wins Olympic Gold in Cycling
Tyler Hamilton, a former CU-Boulder athlete, took gold in the men's cycling time trials at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Hamilton's gold is the first American gold won in cycling in 20 years. He finished the 29.8 mile men's race in 57 minutes, 31.74 seconds, 18.84 seconds ahead of the defending Russian gold medallist. Hamilton also competed in the Tour de France. He is a resident of Boulder.


DID YOU KNOW?


Business Clothing Donations Needed for New "Suit Yourself" Program
Donate gently worn business attire to help college students dress for success! Donations accepted through Sept. 7 in Career Services, Willard Hall garden level, or call Ann Hermann to arrange for pick-up. Extra small and larger sizes especially are needed. Donations are tax-deductible. Suits will be sold to CU-Boulder students at greatly reduced prices. Proceeds benefit the Multicultural Business Student Association and the Multicultural Engineering Program.

CU Concerts Card Now Includes Takacs Quartet!
The CU Concerts Card saves faculty, staff and student concertgoers up to 50% off of single tickets prices! The $30 card has a value of $60 worth of tickets good for Artist Series, CU Opera and Takacs Encore performances. Cards can be purchased at the CU Concerts Box in the southwestern corner of the Imig Music Building, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Remember to bring your Buff One card. For more information visit the Web site at www.cuconcerts.org/concertcard.html.

Join the Fun at the Buffalo Bicycle Classic
The September 12 Buffalo Bicycle Classic offers scenic 32, 65 and 100 mile routes, all beginning and ending on the CU-Boulder campus. The event will conclude with a post-ride party featuring a pasta bar, prizes and more. Pledges and entrance fees will support student scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences. For additional information, please visit the BBC Web site. Come Ride the Buffalo!

         
    
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