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 Tuesday, October 14, 2008 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Volunteer training to end racism Oct. 16

Staff, faculty and students are invited to a special on-campus volunteer training hosted by the CU Volunteer Resource Center, Reading to End Racism. The program works to combat racism through interactive personal and literary programs that educate and empower youth. Volunteers serve as guest readers at local schools to help facilitate discussions around issues of diversity and acceptance. Training takes place Thursday, Oct. 16, 11a.m.-1p.m. in the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457).

Third annual Fall Convocation Oct. 17
The third annual Fall Convocation Awards Ceremony: Awards and Presentations Celebrating Faculty and Student Achievements will take place in the Old Main Chapel Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will include a welcome address from Chancellor Peterson, followed by recognition of this year’s faculty receiving tenure and promotion, a presentation of this year’s Provost’s Faculty Achievement Awards and a reception in the Heritage Center (Old Main, third floor). In addition to the ceremony, Fall Convocation events will include panels with topics such as The Literary Value of the Past – a panel organized by Professor Michael Zimmerman (10 a.m.), In Less Than Three Weeks: Understanding an Historic Election – a panel organized by Professor Kenneth Bickers (11 a.m.), and Energy Demand vs. Global Warming: CU-Boulder’s Response to a Global Dilemma – a panel organized by Professor Carl Koval (3 p.m.). All panels will be held in the Old Main Chapel.

Family Weekend Oct. 17-19

This event draws 6,000 parents and family members, and is a great opportunity to introduce them to the faculty and staff who provide their students with a high quality CU-Boulder education. Thanks to all of you who are participating in presentations, tours and other activities! For more information email the Office of Parent Relations, 303-492-1380 or visit the Family Weekend website.

Faculty feedback needed for “Haze” Oct. 20 or 21

The University will show" Haze," a documentary regarding alcohol abuse and hazing on college campuses. We are seeking additional student and faculty feedback on reactions to the film itself, perspectives on what the documentary does not show, and the role of students, faculty and staff in addressing these issues. Screenings will be held
Oct 20, HLMS 199, 7 p.m.
Oct 21, HLMS 252, 7 p.m.

Campus Sustainability Day Oct. 22

Join the Environmental Center in UMC 247 for a live interactive webcast of
Campus Sustainability Day, a nationwide event addressing climate change and sustainability on campuses. Learn about the latest research and what you can do to make a difference. For more information on this and other Environmental Center Events or to sign up for our newsletter visit the website.

Visual Arts Complex a gateway to the arts

Conflict Resolution Day warms up with an “Un-Debate”

Student Perspective: Campus improvements require planning, communication

Q&A with Flagship 2030 task force chair Paul Leef

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