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 Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Lego League robotics competition December 13
The state finals of the "FIRST Lego League" robotics competition for 9- to 14-year-olds was hosted by CU-Boulder Dec. 3. Dozens of teams from the Front Range area, Nebraska and Hawaii participated. Winners will compete in an international contest in 2006. (Photo/Scott Quintard)

In the Spotlight with Francisco "Tito" Salas, Operations Manager for Fiske Planetarium
The architectural beauty of the Boulder campus is world-renowned and our buildings often are viewed as the face of the university. 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 four of this series features Francisco "Tito" Salas, Operations Manager for Fiske Planetarium. More >>

EBIO Ph.D. Program Seeks to Retain Minority Students
The ecology and evolutionary biology department highlights its commitment to underrepresented doctoral students through its participation in the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program. More >>

How to Save a Little Money
Gasoline prices, heating bills, holiday shopping — it's the time of year when we try to make our dollars stretch as far as possible. To help with this endeavor, the Department of Human Resources provides a web site containing a list of businesses that offer discounts to CU employees. Discounts are available on everything from restaurant meals to child care, from transportation to sound systems. More >>

News Center
CU-Boulder Winter Commencement Ceremony Slated For Dec. 16
The University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Coors Events/Conference Center.
Tips On Getting In Shape For Winter Sports Provided By CU-Boulder Fitness Expert
Planning a ski vacation this season but you think it's too late to get into shape? Well it's not, according to Ray Browning, a fitness expert and University of Colorado at Boulder physiology researcher.
Alaska's Columbia Glacier Continues On Disintegration Course
Alaska's rapidly disintegrating Columbia Glacier, which has shrunk in length by 9 miles since 1980, has reached the mid-point of its projected retreat, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.
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FROM THE CHANCELLOR


Spring Semester Preview
Although December marks the end of the calendar year, it represents the halfway point for those of us in academia. Therefore, several important matters facing the University will continue on a path towards resolution in the coming months. More >>


AWARDS AND KUDOS

  • Grammy Award Nomination
  • Community Brick Builder Award Winners
  • Distinguished Professors Named
  • Dennis Van Gerven Teach-A-Thon
  • Web Coordinator Jan Autrey Retires
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DID YOU KNOW?

  • Commencement Web Broadcast
  • Faculty Request for Proposals Civic Engagement/Ethical Inquiry
  • Diversity 911: Campus Diversity Summit
  • January Building Community Winter Event
  • Reduced Publication Schedule
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