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 Tuesday, April 26, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Mike Bohn, CU-Boulder's new athletic director, meets with the press at his introductory news conference April 13. Bohn graduated from Boulder High School where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. His appointment is expected to be approved during the April 28 Regents meeting. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)

Summer Programs Offer Unique Learning Opportunities for K-12 Students
From Camp Shakespeare to Creative Engineering, CU-Boulder will host a variety of summer programs this year for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. The summer programs are part of the university's ongoing commitment to community outreach, delivering unique learning experiences for Colorado's school-aged children. >>

CU-Boulder Chefs Win Top Prizes at Culinary Conference
Executive Sous Chef Paul Houle and Sous Chef Adam Schwartz took first place in separate events at the 2005 National Association of College and University Food Services regional culinary competition in March in Laramie, Wyo. >>

DART Program Advances Research on International Development
The Developing Areas Research and Teaching (DART) program at the University of Colorado at Boulder encourages ideas and thoughts on issues of international development through the promotion of interdisciplinary research and community outreach. >>

News Center
New JAMA Study Confirms CU Law Professor's Controversial Thesis On Dieting And Obesity
A major new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms the contrarian thesis of a book by University of Colorado School of Law Professor Paul Campos titled "The Diet Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health."
Yellowstone Discovery Bodes Well For Detecting Evidence Of Life on Mars, Says CU-Boulder Study
University of Colorado at Boulder researchers say a bizarre group of microbes found living inside rocks in an inhospitable geothermal environment at Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park could provide tantalizing clues about ancient life on Earth and help steer the hunt for evidence of life on Mars.
Humans Have Drastic Effect On Sediment Transfer To World's Coasts, According To CU-Boulder Study
A new analysis of data from more than 4,000 rivers around the world indicates humans are having profound and conflicting effects on the amount of sediment carried by rivers to coastal areas, with consequences for marine life and pollution control, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder environmental scientist.
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"Transfer News" is a newsletter sent to Colorado community college advisors each semester. It was created by the Office of Admissions to provide updates regarding the transfer process, as well as short articles that cover the exciting happenings on the CU campus. >>


A Fresh Start
The end of the spring semester brings a successful close to another academic year. It also provides opportunities for a look ahead. Fall 2005 promises to be an exciting time in CU-Boulder history. Let me share some upcoming plans for the Boulder campus next year. >>


Chancellor's Employee of the Year Awardees Honored at Reception.
Chancellor Phil DiStefano honored four winners of this year's Chancellor's Employee of the Year awards at a reception and awards presentation on April 21. Brenda Dowell, department of speech, language and hearing sciences; Ken Kucera, Department of Housing; Jerry Leigh, department of physics; and Nancy Vanacore, Office of International Education each received an engraved plaque and $1,000 one-time pay (less applicable payroll taxes). The chancellor thanked those who nominated fellow community members and all participants.

BFA Excellence Awards
Eleven faculty members have received 2004-2005 Excellence Awards from the Boulder Faculty Assembly. Excellence in Teaching award recipients are Elspeth Dusinberre, classics; Michael Eisenberg, computer science; Elena Kostoglodova, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; and Gary McClelland, psychology. Excellence in Service award recipients are David Clough, chemical engineering; David Kassoy, mechanical engineering; and David Armstrong, ecology and evolutionary biology. Recipients of the Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work award are Patricia Adler, sociology; Fred Anderson, history; Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, computer science; and Alan Weimer, chemical and biological engineering.

Buff Energy Star Award Winners Save $72,000 in Energy Costs
Five CU-Boulder buildings received the 2004 Buff Energy Star Award for reducing their building's energy use by at least 5 percent per square foot, saving the university $72,000 in energy costs for the 2003-04 fiscal year. Students, faculty and staff from Fiske Planetarium, Ketchum Arts and Sciences, Muenzinger Psychology, Regent Administrative Center and the University Memorial Center were recognized by CU-Boulder's Office of Energy Conservation and the Environmental Center during Energy Conservation Week, April 4-8.


Reminder: Open Enrollment is Underway
Open Enrollment for 2005-06 takes place April 25 through May 27. The first few weeks are devoted to reviewing materials and providing learning opportunities for employees to make the best decisions about their benefits. The Open Enrollment  Calendar provides dates, times and places for informational sessions. An Online application will be available May 11-27. Look for more information at

Who Loves You, CU?
You may have noticed "I Love CU" pins appearing on lapels and T-shirts, book bags and more. The "I Love CU" pin project began with a brainstorm from Professor Patty Limerick and has blossomed into a way for us all to express our CU pride. The project is coordinated through CU-Boulder Community Relations. If you are interested in helping to "spread the love" throughout the Boulder community, please contact the Community Relations office for pins by emailing

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