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 Tuesday, February 10, 2009 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Author Richard Preston visits CU-Boulder Feb. 11

Richard Preston, author of “The Hot Zone” and “The Wild Trees,” will visit campus on Feb. 11 as part of the Center for Humanities and the Arts’ Apocalypse and Transformation colloquium. Preston, an investigative journalist and storyteller, will present a free, public lecture titled "Panic in Level 4: Apocalypse and Transformation." The event, which will explore the relatively hidden depths of biological science, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the UMC.

Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit 2009 Feb. 11-13

RMSS will bring together schools and students from across the region to focus on creating a sustainable society and addressing the climate crisis. The summit will focus on institutional sustainability, environmental justice, green products and carbon mitigation. Keynote speakers include Jerome Ringo and Richard Preston. For more information visit the Environmental Center website.

The New Color of Green: A Collective Voice Toward Change

On Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Jerome Ringo, President of the Apollo Alliance and a leader in environmental justice, will speak about making our country energy independent, the importance of diversity in the environmental movement and investing in a green economy. Ringo will show how American industry can be at the forefront of transforming our economy to transform the world. For more information visit the Environmental Center website.

Reg SanerFormer CU professor Reg Saner gives keynote at poetry conference

Former CU-Boulder Professor Reg Saner will give the keynote address at the 15th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association conference Saturday, Feb. 14 in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Saner was a professor of English and was chosen as the first Boulder Poet Laureate in 1999. Among many other awards, Saner has received the Wallace Stegner Award conferred by the Center of the American West. Saner will also present a poetry reading and book signing at the Boulder Bookstore, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13. The Robinson Jeffers Association is devoted to the life, times and work of the American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). A forerunner of the modern environmental movement, Jeffers is also the preeminent poet of the American West. The 15th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association conference takes place Feb. 13-15 with events at the UMC and the Boulder Book Store.

CU Women Succeeding symposium, March 11

The 2009 CU Women Succeeding: Sixth Annual Faculty Development Symposium serves as a day of recognition, information, networking, career development, support and more. Developed and sponsored by the Faculty Council Committee on Women, the event will take place Friday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Research Center 2 building at the Anschutz Medical Campus. More information and registeration can be found online. This event is free, however the committee requests donations to help fund its Elizabeth Gee Memorial Lectureship Awards.

Catch a glimpse of seismic activity

A touch screen kiosk that shows seismic activity around the world in real time is now stationed in the Benson Earth Sciences building, courtesy of the Department of Geological Sciences. The kiosk, which also provides information on seismology, is located in the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library. The display is supported by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

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