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

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CU Athletics Blood Drive
Veronica Johns-Richardson, former women's basketball player, donates blood at the CU Athletics Blood Drive, July 7 at the Dal Ward Athletic Center. (Photo/Larry Harwood)

In the Spotlight with Mark Gelernter, Dean, College of Architecture and Planning
In this series, "In the Spotlight," we asked 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." The final installment of this series features Mark Gelernter, dean of the College of Architecture and Planning.>>

Tuition Increase Seen As Painful but Necessary
The campus community followed with interest the furor that preceded the June 30 approval of a 15-28 percent tuition increase for in-state students. Now the news is sinking in. >>

Building Community Takes Work—and Play
The Building Community Campaign is gearing up to host their second annual community gathering for faculty and staff. Remember last year's fete, complete with sweet treats, games, entertainment and prizes?>>

News Center
25 CU-Boulder Students Studying In London Are Safe Following Terrorist Attack
Twenty-five students from the University of Colorado at Boulder studying international business in London are safe and accounted for in their flats in the city's financial district following today's terrorist attack, CU-Boulder officials said.
Colorado And Wyoming Universities Sponsor Teaching Business Ethics Conference July 20-22
Business educators from several nations will gather in Boulder July 20-22 to attend a conference designed to help universities tackle the complex problem of teaching business ethics.
Ancient Diets Of Australian Birds Point To Big Ecosystem Changes
A shifting diet of two flightless birds inhabiting Australia tens of thousands of years ago is the best evidence yet that early humans may have altered the continent's interior with fire, changing it from a mosaic of trees, shrubs and grasses to the desert scrub evident today, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team.
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Focus on Diversity serves to keep our community informed about the programs, activities, initiatives and resources working to create a welcoming, respectful and supportive campus for all students, staff, and faculty.>>


Continuing Education and Professional Studies: What's in a Name?
In the spirit of continuing campus discourse on current topics, I thought you would be interested in the following message from Anne Heinz, dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and associate vice chancellor for summer session on "Continuing Education and Professional Studies: What's in a Name?">>


University recognized for American Cancer Society Support
The University of Colorado at Boulder received a plaque on June 24 in recognition of its long-standing support of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. CU-Boulder has hosted the overnight fundraising relay and celebration of cancer survivors for the past five years. The Athletic Department and the Office of Community Relations sponsor the event, which is held on Potts Field on East Campus and raised more than $90,000 this year.

Deep Impact Broadcast at Fiske a Striking Success
On July 3, Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory hosted 800 viewers who watched as a probe from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft slammed into a comet millions of miles from Earth. The planetarium also held a "Deep Impact Crash Party" on July 4 for more than 100 community members that included activities for children and replays of the awesome event. Both events were free and open to the public.


Is your computer feeling a little vulnerable?
Antivirus software is one of the most important tools for safe-guarding your computer, vital information and personal data from the daily onslaught of viruses and worms. Without antivirus protection, your computer may be left defenseless against malicious attacks. CUantivirus, eTrust antivirus software from Computer Associates, is available from ITS at no cost to all CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students. To find out more about CUantivirus, safe email practices and more, please visit IT Security Information.

New Libraries Fine Structure
Most of the books you check out from the University Libraries won't be subject to overdue fines. Fines will only be assessed on items requested by another borrower, course reserve material and some special collections. Additionally, most items will not be considered "lost" until they are overdue for 90 days. Patrons are encouraged to renew items checked out before July 1 in order to be entered into the new system. For full details of the new fine structure please visit University Libraries.

A Foundation of Innovation
The College of Engineering and Applied Science was established in 1893 with only two students. In fall 2004 2,736 undergraduates and 1,158 graduate students were enrolled in the school.

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