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 Tuesday, May 24, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Law School Construction
The University of Colorado School of Law recently received $334,000 in gifts toward the new Wolf Law Building, including a $184,000 gift from the Denver law firm of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP. (Photo/Andi Fabri.)

Technology Transfer Links CU-Boulder Research Enterprise, Business Community
Located in the CU Research Park, the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO) works to convert the discoveries and inventions of university researchers into marketable business technology. >>

Bursar's Office Boot Camp
Summer is a busy time for the Bursar's Office. They're sending out bills nearly every week for the wide range of summer class offerings, an update to the student information system is in the planning stages–and then there's Boot Camp. >>

CU-Boulder Yearbook Revived by Students
The yearbook at CU-Boulder is being published once again after a 10-year hiatus. The publication, "The Flagstone," will tell the story of a year at CU-Boulder. >>

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Four CU-Boulder Faculty Win Fulbright Awards For International Projects
Chile, Azerbaijan and Germany are among the destinations where four new faculty Fulbright Scholars and Fellows from the University of Colorado at Boulder will teach and conduct research in 2005 and 2006.
CU-Boulder Athletics Program Certified By NCAA
The University of Colorado at Boulder athletics program is among 13 Division I programs to attain NCAA certification without conditions, according to an announcement Thursday by the NCAA.
Indian Ocean Earthquake Data Suggests Disaster Warnings Too Conservative, Says CU Seismologist
The December earthquake and tsunami that killed approximately 300,000 people in the Indian Ocean region was so powerful that no point on Earth went undisturbed, pointing to the need for more active warnings about the consequences of future events, according to University of Colorado at Boulder seismologist Roger Bilham.
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Oneonone, Information Technology Services (ITS) newsletter, is delivered in hard copy to faculty and staff once each semester and is also available online. >>


Improving the Climate for CU-Boulder Women
As you may know, the Chancellor's Committee on Women issued a report last month on the campus environment for women. I will work with the committee and other campus leaders this summer to address their top recommendations. I'd like to share with you some of our plans to enhance the living, learning and working environment for CU-Boulder women faculty, staff and students.>>


Student-Athletes Make Graduation History
This year student-athletes made history by graduating at a higher percentage compared to the general student population in the last six-year cycle. Seventy percent of student-athletes graduated compared with 66 percent of the general student body. Football players had a 79 percent graduation rate and women's basketball 67 percent. Fifty-seven percent of the 328 student-athletes completed the fall semester with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Robert Dieter Nominated Ambassador to Belize
On May 6 Law Professor Robert Dieter was nominated by President Bush to be America's ambassador to Belize, pending Senate approval. Dieter is director of clinical programs and teaches criminal law and procedure, trial advocacy and evidence. He practiced law both privately and as a deputy district attorney and joined the CU faculty in 1979. Bush appointed Dieter to the board of the Legal Services Corporation in 2003.

Herbert Covert's Work Noted in USA Today
Professor Herbert Covert of the anthropology department recently hosted a series of workshops that were featured at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting in Milwaukee and also gained the attention of USA Today. An article about Covert's work appeared in the April 26 edition of the newspaper. The workshops focused on primate conservation in Vietnam. To read the article, visit the web site at (third article down).

University Perspective Program Graduates 16
Human Resources' University Perspective program graduated 16 participants at a May 11 ceremony held in the UMC. Graduates are Yama Ahmadullah, Public Safety; Debbie Ash, Institute of Behavioral Science; Bonnee Basso, Engineering Management; Kym Calvo, Human Resources; Barb Cline, Office of the Registrar; Dave Deffenbacher, Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis; Kathryn Husson, Department of Housing; Jonna Fleming, Wardenburg; George Hoey, Career Services; Catherine Larkins, Human Relations and Risk Management; David Normann, Information Technology Services; Lee Silbert, Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis; Linda Starkey, Academic Affairs and Research; Terri Stankiewicz, Facilities Management; Holly Wiemers, Information Technology Services; and Julia Willis, Student Academic Services Center. For more information about the University Perspective program visit the web site at CU-Boulder Human Resources.


Cheer For Your Favorite Staff/Faculty Softball Team
The staff/faculty summer softball league season is underway. Games will be played throughout the summer, May 10 - July 29, and a tournament will be held Aug 1 – 8. Come support your favorite team! For a full schedule of games, team rosters and more visit the Staff Council web site.

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