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 Tuesday, April 12, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Opening Procession, Conference on World Affairs
L-R, film critic Roger Ebert, CWA Director Jim Palmer, syndicated columnist and keynote speaker Charles Krauthammer, Conference committee member Jull Steinhauer and Interim Chancellor Phil Distefano, lead the procession to open the 57th Annual Conference on World Affairs on the CU-Boulder campus. (Photo/Larry Harwood)

In the Spotlight with Stephen Lawrence, interim dean, Leeds School of Business
They lead major academic divisions and shape the direction and quality of programs for faculty, staff and students. Part seven of our "In the Spotlight" series features Stephen Lawrence, interim dean of the Leeds School of Business. >>

Stress Management Resources Encourage Faculty/Staff Wellness
Without a doubt, these are stressful times to work at CU-Boulder. Beyond the typical job-related stressors facing employees each day, ongoing adversity at the university has led to uncertainty and frustration, taking a toll on the physical and psychological well-being of faculty and staff. >>

CU-Boulder's Renowned Takács Quartet Welcomes New Member
Making changes to the lineup of any winning team can be challenging and the situation is no different in the music world. When the Takács Quartet, CU-Boulder's Grammy Award winning quartet in residence announced last fall that violist Roger Tapping would be leaving in August 2005 to spend more time with his family, the process to find his replacement began immediately. >>

News Center
Astronomy Day Celebration At CU-Boulder Planetarium And Observatory April 16
Rocket launches, sunspot viewing and hands-on telescope lessons are among the highlights of Astronomy Day, a family-oriented celebration being held on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus on Saturday, April 16.
Yodeling In The American West To Be Performed And Discussed At CU-Boulder Event April 18
Two yodeling musicians and the author of a comprehensive book on yodeling will perform and discuss the centuries-old Alpine tradition in a free public event at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Monday, April 18.
CU-Boulder Sociologist Wins University's Top Teaching And Research Award
The University of Colorado at Boulder's highest faculty recognition for teaching and research, the Hazel Barnes Prize, has been awarded to sociology professor and women's studies senior scholar Janet Jacobs.
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FEATURED NEWSLETTER


 The Accounting and Business Support (ABS) Newsletter is a resource designed to assist departmental staff and administrators in staying on top of their finance operations. >>




FROM THE CHANCELLOR


Rebuilding Our Community
In recent weeks, our campus has suffered a disturbing number of racially motivated incidents. As a community, we struggle both to understand and respond effectively to these demeaning and hateful incidents. >>


AWARDS AND KUDOS


Professor Christopher Bowman Receives Award
Christopher Bowman, professor of chemical and biological engineering, will receive the 2005 Clemson Award for Contributions to Literature from the Society for Biomaterials. Bowman has been recognized for his pioneering contributions to the basic understanding and development of novel dental restorative materials. The award was established in 1974 to recognize significant contributions to the literature on the science or technology of biomaterials. He will receive the award at the Society for Biomaterials 2005 Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tenn. in April.

Theatre and Dance Students Compete at American College Dance Festival
Five dancers represented CU-Boulder in the American College Dance Festival Northwest Region in March. Of the eight choreographed pieces in the Gala Concert, two were performed by CU-Boulder students. Two pieces also were presented in the informal concert. In addition, 12 theatre students recently competed in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region V. Three of six CU-Boulder teams advanced to the semi-finals, while two were part of the final round. For more information visit the Theatre and Dance web site.

Ethical and Civic Engagement Grants Awarded
The proposed Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement has awarded $50,000 in grants to support 10 curricular projects focused on promoting responsible citizenship in CU-Boulder students. The recipients are: Laura DeLuca, anthropology department and Smith Hall International Program; Susan Heinzeroth, Leeds School of Business; Ben Kirshner, School of Education; Robert Kolb, Leeds School of Business; Seana Lowe, INVST Community Studies; Rolf Norgaard, Program for Writing and Rhetoric; Donna Rubinoff, geography department; Willem van Vliet and Michael Hughes, College of Architecture and Planning; Julia Willis, Student Academic Services Center; and Jennifer Wolak, political science department.


DID YOU KNOW?


The Acupuncture Clinic at Wardenburg Health Center Now Has Openings!
If you're seeking relief from allergies, depression, injuries, insomnia, PMS, stress or sinusitis, acupuncture may be able to help. Appointments are now available at the Acupuncture Clinic at Wardenburg. Students, faculty and staff can receive treatments for a great price, only $35 a session. Sessions are available Mondays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call today to schedule your appointment, (303) 492-6280 or call the Sports Medicine Department at (303) 492-6280.

Earth Day is April 22
April 22 marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day. The day was originally called the "First Environmental Teach-in" and was founded by former senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. Nelson got the idea for a nationwide teach-in on the environment after reading an article on the anti-Vietnam Conflict teach-ins of the 1960's. Ways to celebrate Earth Day include neighborhood clean ups, planting trees or flowers and using alternative transportation.

They're Phishing. Don't Bite!
It can be dangerous navigating the Internet waters. There are plenty of predators who are trying to steal your money, identity or computer's operability. But, if you know what steps to take and what things to avoid, you can swim these waters safely and successfully. Find out more about safe email and online practices by visiting the IT Security site.



         
 
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