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 Tuesday, February 22, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Law School Dean David Getches, Assistant Dean for Career Services Patricia Powell and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Lorenzo Trujillo receive the Law School's CACMA Diversity Service Recognition Award, one of several awards presented at the Campus Diversity Summit Feb. 10, 2005.
l-r Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Law School Dean David Getches, Assistant Dean for Career Services Patricia Powell and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Lorenzo Trujillo receive the Law School's CACMA Diversity Service Recognition Award, one of several awards presented at the Campus Diversity Summit Feb. 10, 2005. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)

Student Movement Calls for State to "Fund Our Future"
Student leaders from the University of Colorado System, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado recently gathered in support of state funding for higher education on "I Love Higher Education Day" at the State Capitol.>>

In the Spotlight with CU-Boulder Police Chief Joe Roy
Joe Roy took over as police chief of the Boulder campus on February 1. Roy has a long history with CU-Boulder, including a bachelor's degree in political science ('76) and 28 years in a variety of public safety roles. Recently we sat down with Roy to talk about his history on the Boulder campus, his first days as chief of police and his goals for the department. >>

Conference Services Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Guests of CU-Boulder
CU Conference Services, a self-funded unit within the Department of Housing & Dining Services, has coordinated CU-Boulder's conference planning needs since 1953. Conference Services' seven staff members plan and execute over 110 conferences annually, accommodating the needs of 25,000 guests who visit our campus each year. >>

News Center
CU-Boulder Kicks Off Yearlong Computer Security Education Campaign
E-mail scams designed to collect social security and bank account numbers are among the current threats to computer security outlined in a new awareness campaign at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
CU Professor Honored For Work To Control Chronic Pain
Linda Watkins, a professor and researcher in the University of Colorado at Boulder's psychology department and Center for Neuroscience, has won a national award in part
for her continuing work to stop chronic pain.
CU's Al Bartlett To Give Renowned Talk On Exponential Growth Feb. 26
Due to popular demand, CU-Boulder Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett will give his celebrated talk, "Arithmetic, Population and Energy: Sustainability 101" on Saturday,
February 26.
 
Solar Storm Cycles Unpredictable, Says University of Colorado Professor
Massive solar storms that hammered Earth's space environment in fall 2003 and turned a normally safe region for satellites into a hazardous zone of energetic particles may not be as cyclic as once believed, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder professor.
More News >>



FROM THE CHANCELLOR


Full Speed Ahead
The University of Colorado at Boulder is certainly a vibrant and evolving site of discovery and learning. As provost for the University, and now as interim chancellor, I am privileged to work with our gifted and dedicated faculty, staff and students. I am proud to join with you in campuswide efforts to provide an interdisciplinary educational experience for our community, one that promotes critical thinking, rigorous analyses, informed and serious dialogues, tolerance and respect. To that end, I'd like to share with you my plans for helping to secure the campus's short-term and long-term future. >>


AWARDS AND KUDOS


Jamal Ward - Interim Judicial Affairs Director
Jamal Ward was named interim director of the Office of Judicial Affairs in December. Prior to assuming this new role, Ward served as university counselor, African American Student Services, at the Center for Multicultural Affairs. He previously served as assistant director of admissions at CU-Boulder for two years and as an admissions counselor for four years. Ward replaces Matthew Lopez-Phillips, who left the university to assume a new post in California.

Debra Frazier Joins CMA Staff
Debbie Frazier was appointed University Counselor -African American Student Services Coordinator at the Center for Multicultural Affairs in January, replacing Jamal Ward. Many faculty, staff, students and parents know Debbie from her work as a counselor in the Office of Financial Aid, where she held several positions over the past 14 years, including outreach coordinator and liaison to the Multicultural Engineering and Minority Arts and Sciences Programs and the division of Continuing Education.

Richard Toensing Premieres Composition at Carnegie Hall
A composition by College of Music Professor Richard Toensing, “The Whitman Tropes,” will premiere Feb. 25 in Carnegie Hall as a part of the annual convention of the College Band Director"s National Association. Toensing has received numerous awards for the composition, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the Jerome Foundation, the Neodata Foundation and the Mary Flagler Cary Trust. He has been a three-time MacDowell Colony Fellow and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for composition in 1987.


DID YOU KNOW?


Annual Holocaust Awareness Week
This week marks the 21st annual Holocaust Awareness Week, Feb. 21-25. Events include survivor presentations, faculty lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and a readers' theater. All events will take place in room 235 of the UMC unless otherwise noted. Teacher, lecturer and author, Michael Berenbaum will give the keynote address Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. For a complete schedule of events visit the web site.

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Your identity is valuable and not just to you. Because pieces of your personal information can be found in many places, you face the risk of identity theft. While you can't completely lock down your information, there are many steps you can take to protect your identity. Find out more on the IT Security web site or by attending the IT Security forum on privacy, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in UMC 247.

Shakespeare Oratorio Society Presents "Measure for Measure"
Power. Piety. Poetry. The Shakespeare Oratorio Society invites one and all to a staged reading of "Measure for Measure," considered to be Shakespeare's darkest comedy. With only a hint of props, costumes and set, the play is the thing! Fridays, March 4 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Sundays, March 6 and 13 at 2 p.m., Hale 270. All performances are free. Co-sponsored by the Minority Arts and Sciences Program. For more information call (303) 442-2884.

Payroll & Benefit Services Spring 2005 Preparing to Retire Seminar
Nearing retirement? Curious about your benefit options? Get your questions answered at this seminar. Faculty, exempt professionals and classified staff in benefits-eligible positions who are planning to retire in the near future and their spouses are encouraged to attend. Only 124 unreserved seats available-arrive early.

Tuesday, March 8, Coors Events Center Room 4

9-11:30 a.m. -- Classified Staff, Faculty & Exempt Professionals: PERA

12:30-3 p.m. -- Faculty & Exempt Professionals: CU Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF, Fidelity, Vanguard)

For more information visit the Payroll and Benefits web site or call (303) 735-6500.


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