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 Tuesday, October 13, 2009 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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McCaffrey blogs the Inspiring Climate Education conference

Mark McCaffrey, associate scientist with the Education Outreach Program for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), takes center stage at the first Inspiring Climate Education (ICE09) conference in Copenhagen, Oct. 12-14. During the three-day event, McCaffrey is sending blog and video updates viewable on the CIRES website. More information about CIRES climate science literacy program is available here. McCaffrey will address how to promote better teaching of climate science and climate change.

CU @ the Boulder Public Library lecture series

At the next CU @ the Boulder Public Library lecture, anthropology Professor Payson Sheets will talk about his research on the effects of Arenal Volcano’s eruptions on nearby inhabitants and their reoccupation before the next eruption. The event takes place tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater. The CU @ the Boulder Public Library lecture series recurs every month on the second Tuesday through Dec. 8, 2009. Sponsored by the CU-Boulder Office for University Outreach, the Boulder Public Library, and the Boulder Arts Commission. For more information email CU Outreach or call 303-441-4113.

Student seasonal flu vaccine clinics at Wardenburg

Wardenburg Health Center is kicking off a series of seasonal flu vaccine clinics beginning in October, designated for both high-risk and non-high-risk students. For information on scheduled and future vaccination clinics visit the website or call Wardenburg Health Center at 303-492-5101. Clinics will operate on a walk-in basis and no appointment is necessary. Due to the limited supply of seasonal flu vaccine, Wardenburg Health Center is offering vaccine clinics only to students at this time. All campus community members are reminded that seasonal flu vaccine is available at many pharmacies, grocery stores and through their physicians. Wardenburg Health Center will offer the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available. The center will prioritize vaccinations based on medical guidelines set by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Save the Date: CU Pan Asia Alumni Chapter Homecoming welcome event

The CU Pan-Asia Alumni Chapter invites all Asian and Desi-identified students, alumni, faculty and staff to attend a free Homecoming week welcome event. Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Koenig Alumni Center as we welcome new students to campus and help connect CU Buffs – new and old – by building a dynamic alumni chapter. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be given out. To RSVP to the event visit the website. For more information, email Brian Shimamoto or call 303-492-3559.

IECE annual service-learning and civic engagement conference

The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) is sponsoring its second annual service-learning and civic engagement conference on Friday, Oct. 30. Making it Real: University of Colorado Conference on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement will be held in the UMC. The agenda and registration material are on the IECE website.

Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities ninth annual conference

The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities ninth annual conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology will take place Nov. 5 at the Westin Westminster Hotel. The conference is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary forum designed to bring together university faculty and administrators, students, the business community, agency and association representatives, people with cognitive disabilities and their families, and service providers to increase awareness of the issues, particularly technology-related issues, which affect people with cognitive limitations. Conference agenda and registration are available on the Coleman Institute website. There is no fee to register.

CU Women Succeeding call for workshop proposals

The CU Faculty Council Women's Committee announces a call for proposals for the annual faculty development symposium, CU Women Succeeding. The symposium will take place Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Proposals for workshops, roundtables, panels, book discussions and other interactive and innovative formats addressing the interests and concerns of CU women faculty are welcomed. Please email proposals by Nov. 15 to Carmen Stavrositu.

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