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 Tuesday, September 14, 2004 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Japanese taiko drummers, Mirai Daiko perform at the 2004 Global Jam held on Farrand Field Thursday, September 9. (Photo/Larry Harwood).

Richard Rodriguez Joins CU-Boulder as Counseling Center Director
Richard A. Rodriguez, the new director of Counseling and Psychological Services: A Multicultural Center, brings a wealth of experience — and enthusiasm — to the campus community. "I love working with young people who have a thirst for knowledge," he said. "I especially enjoy helping students with establishing their identity.">>

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Lends a Helping Hand
Life at CU-Boulder has its ups and downs, as does every workplace. Much of the time, personal or professional dilemmas are resolved without outside assistance. But for those times when extra support is needed, the Faculty Staff Assistance Program is here to help.>>

New Inside CU Feature: "In the Spotlight With . . . "
They lead major academic divisions and shape the direction and quality of programs for faculty, staff and students. In this new 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."  In the Spotlight will be published the second Tuesday of each month. We begin with Todd Gleeson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.>>

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CU-Boulder Ranked Nationally In Top Colleges For Minority Degrees
The University of Colorado at Boulder is ranked among the top 100 colleges in the nation for minorities receiving degrees by two magazines, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education and Black Issues in Higher Education.
CU-Boulder Names Susan Avery Interim Dean Of Graduate School And Vice Chancellor For Research
Susan Avery, professor of electrical and computer engineering and outgoing director of CIRES, the largest institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School and vice chancellor for research, according to Provost Phil DiStefano. More information on Susan Avery.
CU Study: Mars May Have Had Large Sea Near NASA Rover Landing Site
Spacecraft observations of the landing area for one of NASA's two Mars rovers now indicate there likely was an enormous sea or lake covering the region in the past, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.
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Fall 2004 Campus Welcome
I know that many of you couldn't attend the Faculty Breakfast earlier this month and I want to share with you some of our recent accomplishments, as well as important information that sets the agenda for our work this year.>>


Silver and Gold Record Enters 35th Year
Happy birthday to the Silver and Gold Record! August 26, 2004 marked the start of its 35th year of publication. The anniversary issue of the four-campus faculty and staff newsletter included a section with the history of each campus, important legislation since 1970 and the evolvement of the Silver and Gold. If you missed the issue, you can find it in the archives at

CU-Boulder Graduate Wins Silver in Olympic Cycling
Deirdre Demet-Barry, a 2003 graduate of CU-Boulder, won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics women's individual cycling time trial on August 16. Barry completed the 24-kilometer road course with a time of 31:35.62. Barry was the second CU-Boulder Olympic athlete to medal in cycling, joining Tyler Hamiliton (see last issue). More information on CU-Boulder athletes who have participated in the Olympics.

Outreach Programs Supported by Committee Awards
The CU-Boulder Outreach Committee has awarded a total of $85,000 to 21 university outreach programs for fall 2004. Fourteen of the programs have had their funding renewed from the 2003-2004 fiscal year, indicating a successful impact on the audiences they serve. For a complete listing of award recipients visit


"Challenging Your Perspective: Changing the CU Culture"
Jackson Katz, nationally renowned expert and activist on positive gender behavior, will present a one-day faculty/staff session on September 22, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., UMC 235. Author of numerous books, articles and videos, Katz is widely recognized for his innovative work in gender violence prevention, language, sexual violence, media literacy, sport and the marketing of alcohol. To RSVP, contact the CU Rape and Gender Education program at 303-492-4339. For additional information, visit the Web site at

Don't Forget to Register to Vote!
The deadline to register to vote in the November 2004 general election is October 4. For additional information, visit the CU-Boulder Voter Registration page at

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