IN THE SPOTLIGHT
More than 200 students stand "shoulder to shoulder" at a rally outside the School of Business and College of Engineering to protest recent racist, sexist and homophobic incidents on the CU campus. The protest took place March 14-16 and drew more than 600 participants in all. (Photo/Larry Harwood)
Wanted: Departmental Newsletters for New Inside CU Feature
The University of Colorado at Boulder is certainly a thriving community
of outstanding departments with interesting and wonderful accomplishments
that many often don't hear about. To help spread the word
about the good news in your department, a new Inside CU section, "Featured
Newsletter" will debut in the April 12 edition.
Outdoor Engineering Laboratory Promotes Sustainable Building Practices
The College of Engineering and Applied Science is building a unique,
new teaching and learning facility that will give students the opportunity
to practice sustainable building techniques in an outdoor setting.
GLBT Resource Center Celebrates Ten Years of Service
The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center will celebrate its
10th anniversary in April. CU-Boulder is among only a handful of universities across
the country that have a GLBT center that is a decade or more old, according to its
new director Stephanie Wilenchek. The center, located in Willard Hall 227, provides
education, support and advocacy around GLBT issues. The GLBT Resource Center also
provides a safe space for GLBT students, faculty, staff and allies to visit. Many
students hang out in the comfortable office to socialize and/or study.
|A Boulder Police Officer speaks with a participant
at a recent racism forum at the CU Law School.
FROM THE CHANCELLOR
Academic Freedom 101
In the spirit of continuing campus discourse on current topics, I thought you would be interested in the following message from Barbara Bintliff, chair of the Boulder Faculty Assembly and the Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law, on "Academic Freedom 101."
AWARDS AND KUDOS
Susan Avery Selected as Interim Provost
Susan Avery, interim vice chancellor
for research and dean of the Graduate School, has been named interim provost
and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, pending approval by
the CU Board of Regents. Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano said he will
recommend Avery for the position at the next meeting of the Board of Regents
March 24. Avery has been with CU-Boulder since 1985, initially as an associate
professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Bob Shannon Recognized for Innovative Lighting
Bob Shannon, senior instructor-dance production and technical director
in the department of theatre and dance, has recently been featured on
several national entertainment web sites. He also is slated to appear
this spring in the national Entertainment
Design print magazine for his innovative use
of automated lighting in CU-Boulder's production of "Peeru Gunto"
Shannon has been with CU-Boulder since 1991 and has 25 years of mid
to high-level professional light design and production experience.
The athletics department has several recent victories to celebrate. Men"s tennis recently defeated Harvard 4-3 at the 16-Team Blue-Gray Intercollegiate.
Harvard ranks 15 and the Buffaloes rank 75 according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll.
The CU ski team recently earned five All-American performances at the NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vermont.
Also, senior distance runner Renee Metivier took first place in the 3,000 meter run at the NCAA Indoor National Championships.
DID YOU KNOW?
Students Host International Festival
The International Festival celebrates its 15th year with live entertainment,
cultural booths and free food! Saturday, April 9, 4-10 p.m. in the UMC Glenn
Miller Ballroom, join the international students who are an important part
of our community in this celebration of diversity. Students from Argentina
to Yugoslavia will introduce the many aspects of their cultures in this fun-filled
56th Conference On World Affairs, April 4-8
The 56th annual Conference on World Affairs takes place April 4-8. The
forums encompass everything from music, literature, environmental activism,
science and journalism to visual arts, diplomacy, technology, spirituality,
the film industry, politics, business, medicine, human rights and more.
For information on this year's participants, on volunteering at
the conference or to register visit the web site.
New SIDs and Buff OneCards on the Way
Student identification numbers (SIDs) will change from Social Security
Numbers to unique, nine-digit numbers April 9. Students can view new SIDs March
28 in PLUS or CUConnect. Also, new Buff OneCards are being issued. Students must
pick up cards March 28-April 8 in the new Buff OneCard Office in Cheyenne Arapaho
Hall. Faculty/staff cards will be mailed to their homes March 29. New IDs and
cards will be needed to access services beginning April 10. For more information
visit the Student
ID Conversion FAQs page.