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44th George Gamow Memorial Lecture April 2
Joy Hirsch, professor of psychology, functional radiology and neuroradiology and director of the fMRI Research Center at Columbia University, will give the 44th George Gamow Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. "Dialogues Within the Specialized Brain" will explore how Hirsch uses imaging technology to study conscious and subconscious neural processes that mediate emotion and cognition in healthy individuals and in patients with psychiatric, neurological and developmental disorders. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow at the CU Heritage Center, third floor of Old Main. For more information call 303-492-1440.

Interim Chancellor DiStefano to give Spring Semester Campus Update April 3

Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano will offer an overview of the budget, an update on the implementation of Flagship 2030 and share his immediate priorities for the University of Colorado at Boulder in a Spring Semester Campus Update on Friday, April 3 in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. The event begins at 8 a.m. and is open to the campus.

American Council on Education survey
ACE Internationalization Laboratory Task Force is conducting a survey to review CU-Boulder's goals and internationalization strategies. Your participation is requested. The survey can be accessed on the OIE website. The deadline to receive your feedback is Friday, April 3. In September 2008, CU-Boulder began participating in the American Council on Education's Internationalization Laboratory for approximately 15 months at the behest of newly appointed Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano. The task force will develop a set of recommendations at the end of the process that will be informed by the results of this survey.

International Festival April 11
Experience sights, sounds and tastes from all over the world at the 17th Annual International Festival. Meet students from over 25 countries and regions sharing their culture. Performances, cultural information booths and food samples from around the world will complement the daylong event, free and open to the public. For more information visit the International Festival website.

Watch for the Inside CU spring 2009 survey
Please participate in the April 14 Inside CU reader survey! This is an opportunity for you to tell us how we’re doing and how we can better provide the campus news that you’re interested in. As a thank you for your participation, you may enter into a random drawing for prizes. The survey link will be provided in the April 14 issue. Thank you for participating!

“Passages" tributes now being accepted
Inside CU's "Passages" acknowledges colleagues who have passed on during the year. We are now accepting this year's tributes for publication in the May 12 edition of Inside CU. If you would like to recognize a colleague who passed in the previous 12 months (May 2008-May 2009), please submit a 75-word tribute with his or her name, title and department, along with other information you would like to share. Pictures submitted in jpeg format may also be included. Please send the information to or click on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page. The deadline for submissions is May 6. If you have questions email Allison Sylvest, Inside CU editor, or call 303-492-8910.

Spirit Fridays – show your school spirit!
CU-Boulder kicked off the spring semester with a new tradition called Spirit Fridays, which invites the entire campus to show their school spirit by donning their favorite CU clothes, decorating their desks or by showing their positive school spirit in any way they choose. A CU Pride pin has been created in honor of Spirit Fridays. Through the end of the semester, anyone spotted wearing CU colors or gear on Fridays could be the lucky recipient of a pin from the distribution team roaming campus. Show your pride!

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