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 Tuesday, February 8, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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CU Boulder Professor Ward Churchill of Ethnic Studies, lectures during his class
CU Boulder Professor Ward Churchill of Ethnic Studies lectures during his class "Topical Issues in Native North America." (Photo/Larry Harwood)

In the Spotlight with Paul Voakes
They lead major academic divisions and shape the direction and quality of programs for faculty, staff and students. In this 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." Part five of this series features Paul Voakes, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.>>

Join One Book One Boulder, Boulder's First City-Wide Reading Program
The University of Colorado at Boulder is taking an active part in "One Book, One Boulder," a community-wide reading program aimed at bringing Boulder together through the reading and discussion of a single book, Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima." >>

10th Annual Diversity Summit Calls for Campus to "Wake Up!"
"Wake Up! Diversity is Now!" is the theme of the 10th Annual Campus Diversity Summit to be held tomorrow and Thursday, February 9-10. The summit will feature panels, performances and dialogue sessions that will foster discussions on diversity issues within the campus community. >>

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Six Presidential Science Advisers To Speak At CU-Boulder In 2005
Six presidential science advisers are slated to speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005, beginning with a Feb. 14 event featuring John Marburger, current White House science adviser to President George W. Bush.
Salman Rushdie, Author Of 'Satanic Verses,' To Speak At CU-Boulder Feb. 15
Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial "Satanic Verses" and survivor of a bounty placed on his head by the spiritual leader of Iran, will give a public presentation Feb. 15 at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Macky Auditorium.
Internationally Known Archaeologist To Speak At CU-Boulder On Feb. 12
Professor Wendy Ashmore of the University of California, Riverside, one of the world's leading authorities on the archaeological study of space and landscape, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Feb. 12.
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Remarks by Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano
As you know, the Board of Regents held a special meeting on Feb. 3 to address concerns on Ward Churchill's essay, "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens." The essay is evoking a great deal of public response and I know that it is affecting many of our faculty, staff and students in different ways.  >>


Colorado Combined Campaign Donations Set New Record
Through the Colorado Combined Campaign, CU-Boulder and System employees will be giving $161,924 to Colorado charitable organizations in 2005, an 11 percent increase over the previous high. The University of Colorado is the largest contributor to Colorado's $1.4 million total, with all three campuses contributing $344,330.

This year was the most successful year ever on the Boulder campus also. "Congratulations, CU!" says Erin Frazier, Office of Community Relations and coordinator of both the Boulder and System campaigns.


CU-Boulder's News Center Adds Audio Interviews
The new Broadcast section of the CU-Boulder News Center includes audio clips of CU-Boulder experts commenting on top news stories. This month's clips focus on computer security, communication and a historical trial involving a murder that occurred 146 years ago. Visit

BSA Hosts Big 12 Conference Feb. 17-19
The Black Student Alliance will host the 28th Annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government Feb. 17-19. More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend. Faculty, staff and students from the Boulder campus are volunteering to help with event registration, information distribution and other tasks. To sign up, contact Derrick Watson at Derrick.Watson@Colorado.Edu / (303) 735-0802. For more information on the conference, visit the Web site at

Web Central: A New Resource for Campus Web Developers
Web Central is an online guide to campus web services for students, faculty, staff and departments. It also is the home of the Web Developers Community, a network for all those at CU-Boulder who work on official university web sites. Web Central is a service of Web Communications and Information Technology Services. To learn more visit

Explore Your Universe at Fiske Planetarium
Next in a great spring lineup of astronomer's talks at Fiske is an exploration of issues raised by the movie, "What the #$*! Do We Know?!." "The Paranormal Universe" will be presented Feb. 17 and 18. The complete schedule is at

Also, "Deep Impact: Rendezvous with a Comet" is now available on DVD. This presentation was created entirely by Fiske, the first in a series made possible by $100,000 in grants from NASA.

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