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 Tuesday, January 25, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Ofelia Miramontes, left, visits with School of Education Dean Lorrie Shepard during an event honoring Miramontes with a room dedicated in her name in the Education building last month. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)

BUENO Center Works to Promote Cultural Diversity in Education
The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education celebrated a milestone in its 28-year history last month: achieving $52 million in grants to fund various multicultural research and training projects. >>

Facilities Management Utilizes Team Approach for Custodial Services
You may have noticed some recent changes in custodial staff and services in your department. After a 19 percent decrease in staffing and significantly reduced service levels during the past two fiscal years, facilities management is working to improve the efficiency of environmental services (formerly known as custodial operations) on the Boulder campus.>>

CU-Boulder Leads in Teaching Innovation
The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program (FTEP) offers many services that allow faculty members to receive feedback on their teaching methods. For example, during the Classroom Learning Interview Process, or CLIP, FTEP faculty associates facilitate a discussion among students in order to receive constructive feedback on the course and the professor. Classroom videotaping and surveys also are available for teaching feedback. >>

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ATLAS Multimedia Groundbreaking Scheduled Jan. 25 At CU-Boulder
A "multimedia groundbreaking" for CU-Boulder's new $34 million ATLAS Center is set for Jan. 25 on the site of the former Hunter Science Building, northeast of the University Memorial Center at the center of the Boulder campus. The groundbreaking begins at 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
CU-Boulder Tsunami, Disaster Experts Gather For Free Public Symposium
University of Colorado at Boulder experts in earthquakes and tsunamis, the sociology of disasters, and the various cultures and politics of the Indian Ocean region will gather Jan. 26 for a free public symposium.
CU-Boulder, Denver Center Theatre Company To Host Symposia On 'Oedipus Rex'
The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a free public symposium Jan. 31 in connection with the Denver Center Theatre Company's production of Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex."
'2005 CU Year Of Art And Math' To Explore What Links The Two In Visual And Performing Arts
About 20 events in music, theater, art, dance and photography will be used to explore the relationship between art and mathematics as part of the 2005 CU Year of Art and Math project.
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The Cost of a Quality Education: How Much and Who Pays?
In the spirit of keeping you informed on the progress of campus initiatives, I am continuing the practice of asking administrators to provide updates on current plans in their area to share with you through this column. I thought you would be interested in the following message from Ric Porreca, senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer, on the cost of a quality education.  >>


Larry Bell Elected to Association of International Educators
Larry Bell, director of the Office of International Education, was recently elected vice president for public policy and practice of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The association has more than 9,000 members worldwide and supports international education professionals, U.S. students going abroad and international students studying in the U.S. Bell will advocate for changes in government regulations and work to establish a national policy that will expedite the process of international educational exchange.

James T. Hynes Receives 2004 Hirschfelder Prize
Professor James T. Hynes of the chemistry and biochemistry department received the 2004 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry, the largest award in the field. The prize is given annually by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Theoretical Chemistry Institute and includes a $10,000 stipend. Since its inception in 1991, the Hirschfelder Prize has been awarded to 13 other chemists, three of whom are Nobel Prize winners.

Rachel Silvey/Transgender/Gender Queer Group Each Receive Community Builder Brick Awards
Assistant Professor Rachel Silvey, director for the certificate program for Developing Areas Research Teaching and Institute for Behavioral Science faculty, recently received a Community Builder Brick Award. Silvey administers graduate student research scholarships and organizes seminars and speaker appearances for DART. She also involves students in her research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

The Transgender/Gender Queer campus group also received a Community Builder Brick Award. The eight-member group, Kimberly Gordy, Loren Hough, Barbara Kulton, Angela Palermo, Shannon Perez-Darby, Jennifer Simpson and Virginia Visconti, work to ensure a safe environment for all community members in the areas of education, policy and legal matters.

Police Chief Jim Fadenrecht Retires
CU-Boulder Police Chief Jim Fadenrecht is retiring at the end of January. A retirement reception on Wednesday, Jan. 26 will honor him for 30 years of service and commitment to the university. Fadenrecht joined the force in 1974 as a student hourly employee and rose through the ranks, providing leadership in several key programs prior to and during his time as chief of police. For more information about the reception contact Denise Lopez at (303) 492-7311.


IdentiKey Gives You Access to Many Computing Services. Do You Know Your IdentiKey?
Your IdentiKey is the combination of your CU login name and your IdentiKey password (different from your password). The name IdentiKey represents access to most online campus services including WebCal, WebCT, SkillSoft, VPN, dial-up modems, DSL, wireless and DHCP registrations and soon will include the new faculty/staff portal!

If you are having problems with or do not know your IdentiKey, please contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-HELP or You can find out more online at

ITS Begins Yearlong Educational Campaign About Computer Security
Becoming a savvy computer user is all about what you do, not what you buy. It requires understanding online dangers, having a healthy dose of skepticism and knowing where to find informational resources. To help you safely traverse the online world, Information Technology Services is undertaking a computer security educational effort. Over the next year topics ranging from identity theft and using wireless to campus policies and strong passwords will be covered. To find out more visit

Join the Boulder Community for One Book One Boulder!
Community Relations is joining with the Boulder Public Library in promoting the first One Book, One Boulder program. This city-wide reading program plans to bring our community together through the reading of a single book, Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima." Programs and events for everyone to enjoy will be announced in mid February — stay tuned. Get the book and get started! For more information contact Gail Siegel 303-492-7084 or Carol Heepke 303-441-3196 or visit the web site at

Campus Diversity Summit Feb. 9-10, "Wake Up! Diversity is Now!"
The 10th annual campus diversity summit features three dynamic speakers, Greg Sarris, author/professor and tribal chairman, Miwok tribe; comedian Charlie Hill, Oneida Nation; and Melanie McKay Cody of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, a national expert in Native American Indian Sign Languages. Breakout sessions will focus on student experiences and the dynamics of power. Additional presentations include an Interactive Theatre performance and service recognition awards by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs and the Chancellor's Committee on Women. For more information, visit

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