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 Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Day of the Dead
The Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibit at the CU Museum Nov. 2- 6 featured altars created by artists and CU community members. (Photo/Larry Harwood)

In the Spotlight with Deborah Coffin, Director, Department of Housing
In this series, "In the Spotlight," we ask CU-Boulder building directors to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities and programs they manage - along with a glimpse into their personalities. Part three of this series features Deb Coffin, executive director, Housing and Dining Services. More >>

Walking the Last Mile
In addition to our work at CU-Boulder, many faculty and staff are dealing with issues related to elder care for family members. Associate Professor Patricia Raybon's latest book, I Told the Mountain to Move, about her struggles during her mother's last year, was released Spring 2005. In this reflection written for Inside CU, she ponders what she learned during the experience of caring for an aging parent. More >>

Faculty Research Associates Play Key Role
While they may not grade exams at the end of the semester, faculty research associates play a key role in the scientific pursuits of the more than 80 centers, institutes and laboratories associated with CU-Boulder. More >>

News Center
Ethics Of Genetic Commerce To Be Discussed At CU Symposium
Ethical questions raised by mixing commerce and genetics will be examined during the annual CU-Boulder Japha Symposium on Business and Professional Ethics Nov. 10-11. "The Ethics of Genetic Commerce" symposium, scheduled for Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Boulder Marriott Hotel, 2660 Canyon Blvd., is hosted by the Center for Business and Society of the Leeds School of Business. The program kicks off Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. with a free public panel discussion on "The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Pricing."
Venus Mission May Hold Surprises For Scientists And Public, Says CU Prof
University of Colorado at Boulder planetary scientist Larry Esposito, a member of the European Space Agency's Venus Express science team, believes the upcoming mission to Earth's "evil twin" planet should be full of surprises.
CU-Boulder Physics Professor Wins National Buckley Prize
University of Colorado at Boulder physics Professor Noel Clark has won the American Physical Society's 2006 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize in recognition of his work in liquid crystals. Clark is the first CU-Boulder professor to receive the national award given for research in condensed matter physics.
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Family Weekend – A Refreshing Experience
"I loved it," beamed one parent when I asked about Family Weekend 2005. "What a great opportunity to see my daughter and hear more about college life." More >>


Lorrie Shepard Receives Award
In October, School of Education Dean Lorrie Shepard received the 2005 Henry Chauncey Award for Distinguished Service to Assessment and Educational Science. The award was presented by the national nonprofit organization Educational Testing Service. Shepard was honored for her research in the identification of learning disabilities, readiness screening for kindergarten, grade retention, teacher testing, the effects of high-stakes testing and classroom assessments

Cross Country Coach, Teams Win Honors
Head Cross Country Coach Mark Wetmore has been named the 2005 Big 12 Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is his ninth coach of the year honor for men's coaching and eighth for women's coaching. The men's and women's cross country teams swept the Big 12 Championship team titles for the seventh consecutive year Oct. 28 in Waco, Texas. The men won all 10 Big 12 titles and the women claimed nine. For more information visit the CU Buffs web site.

CU Athletic Programs in Good Academic Standing
All of CU-Boulder's 17 athletic programs are in good standing, according to the 2004-05 Academic Progress Rate. The report card system was established by the NCAA last year and is based on eligibility/graduation and retention of student-athletes. Thirteen programs showed improvements in scores since the 2003-04 academic year. Eight teams earned a perfect score: women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's indoor track, men's and women's outdoor track and women's golf.

University Communications Staff Members Awarded for Design Excellence
Two Publications and Creative Services staff members each won an award of excellence at the University and College Designers Association National Conference this fall. Senior designer Barbara Diehl won for the cover of the 2004 issue of divide magazine and Michael Campbell, art director, won for the 2005 edition of Just the Facts.


  • CU Takes Part in 9 Cares, Colorado Shares
  • November Blood Drive
  • Celebrate with the Winners of the Solar Decathlon Nov. 18
  • Distinguished Professor Nomination Deadline
  • Campus Diversity Summit, Feb. 22-23: Save the Date!
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The annual Classics: Department of Classics Newsletter reaches over 200 alumni. This year's edition features stories on new faculty and visitors, on CU-Boulder's exciting excavation project at the Villa of Maxentius (ca. AD 310) in Rome and on a fascinating online exhibit of ancient Greek vessels organized by graduate students.

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