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 Tuesday, July 10, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Run with the Boulder Races!
The Boulder Races! series are three family fun runs held on three Thursdays over the course of the summer starting at 6 p.m. The races offer a neighborhood atmosphere. The first race was held on Uni-Hill, June 28. The second race is the West End, Thursday, July 26 and the final and largest race is the Pearl Street Mile on Thursday, Aug. 30. Check out www.boulderraces.com/ for more information or contact Gail Siegel, 303-492-7084.

Boulder Senior Center seeking volunteers
Have a day or weekend to help a senior citizen in Boulder? Many older adults live alone in their own home and find that they can't keep up with annual yard work or spring cleaning tasks. If you or your group would like to help an elder get some things done, please call Boulder Senior Services to volunteer. They will link you to a senior who has requested help and you can schedule at your convenience. Please call the Senior Resources line at (303) 441-4388 and speak with Sandy, Nancy, or Kim.

Summer Clean Air Challenge
Vehicles produce the largest amount of air pollutants that form ground-level ozone. Breathing the ground-level ozone can cause health complications such as chest pain, throat irritation and long-term damage to the lungs. The Summer Clean Air Challenge focuses on alternative transportation methods, a simple way to effectively help reduce the emissions level. Every day you use alternative commuting methods, a point is earned. Each point raises the chance of winning prizes, including the grand prize of an electric bike. The challenge lasts from June 27 to Aug. 31. To learn more, visit http://www.BoulderCountyAir.org.

The Not-Your-Average-Shakespeare-Trivia contest answers
(Click here for the original article published in the June 26, 2007 Inside CU edition)

  1. The two other problem comedies are Measure for Measure and Troilus and Cressida.
  2. Poet's name: Gaius Helvius Cinna. Most famous work: Smyrna. Conspirator's full name: Lucius Cornelius. Cinna Relationship to Caesar: His sister, Cornelia, was once married to Caesar. She may have been a great love of his, because he refused to divorce her at Sulla's command, putting his own life and fortune in jeopardy. She later died in childbirth.
  3. Phaedra
  4. Name of ancestor: Lucius Junius Brutus. What he did: Killed the last king of Rome and founded the Republic. Muddying the relationship: Though born Marcius Junius Brutus, Brutus was later adopted by his maternal uncle and became Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus. Roman custom would hold that Brutus should have then considered his ancestors to be from his new family, but it seems likely that keeping the "Brutus" cognomen indicated pride in being a biological descendant of Lucius Junius Brutus.
  5. There was a Robin Hood Day and festival when Will was a boy. Young men and women would go off into the woods to celebrate and … ahem … stay overnight. Doubtless, it was common for some of them to succumb to Robin Goodfellow's magic.
  6. Reason 1: Brutus' mother, Servilia, was Caesar's most famous lover, a situation that must have caused Brutus much embarrassment. Reason 2: Brutus was probably the Q. Caepio engaged to Caesar's daughter, Julia, before that engagement was broken and Julia given to Pompey. We can't know if Brutus loved Julia, but the broken engagement must have caused some acute embarrassment, since Brutus was of a patrician family and Pompey was from Picenum.

 


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