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 Tuesday, March 9, 2010 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


ODECE March calendar of diversity events
The March calendar has great activities sponsored by faculty, staff, students and alumni to support diversity and inclusion on campus. ODECE extends a special thank you for your participation in diverse learning opportunities. If you are aware of upcoming activities, please contact us by emailing Nola Salisbury or calling 303-735-1332.

College of Architecture and Planning spring lecture series
Michael Tavel and David Kahn will present information about the innovative Geos Neighborhood planned for Arvada, Colorado on Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. in Environmental Design Building 134 on the Boulder campus. “Net-Zero Urbanism/Civic Stormwater/Community Stewardship: The Geos Neighborhood” is projected to be America’s largest net-zero energy neighborhood, one where energy produced on site exceeds energy consumed. Tavel and Kahn will review how they went about their research process and illustrate the design, its key concepts and strategies. For more spring lecture series information visit the College of Architecture and Planning events website.

Seeking Nominations for BFA Representatives
The Boulder Faculty Assembly is seeking faculty nominations for two at-large representative seats (three year term). Nominees must be members of the Boulder Faculty Senate and can be rostered in any unit other than Aerospace Engineering, Art & Art History, History, LASP, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, or Sociology. All members of the Boulder Faculty Senate are eligible to nominate faculty for the above seats. The Boulder Faculty Senate comprises UCB faculty with the title of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, senior instructor, instructor, scholar in residence, and artist in residence. Adjoint, attendant, clinical and research faculty with appointments of fifty-percent or more are also members of the Senate. Send an email with your nominating information to Maureen Ryan or download a printable nomination form (PDF) and return it to the BFA Office. Nominations are due by March 19. For more information email Maureen Ryan or BFA Chair Joe Rosse.

45th Annual Gamow Lecture

The 45th George Gamow Memorial Lecture takes place Monday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Richard Alley, professor of geosciences and associate of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University, will present “Learning While Burning: Peak (whale) Oil, Changing Climate and Our Future.” More information can be found on the lecture series website. The George Gamow Memorial Lectures were initiated by the Department of Physics and Mrs. Barbara Gamow after the death of her husband, the eminent Russian-born physicist who joined the physics faculty in 1956. For more information visit the George Gamow Lecture Series website.

Classified staff performance evaluations deadline approaching
The 2009-2010 performance evaluation cycle ends March 31, 2010. Supervisors must complete an evaluation for all classified staff and retirees in regular non-temporary positions by their department's April deadline to ensure that all evaluations are received by the Office of Labor Relations by May 3, 2010 (no exceptions). For more information please call the Office of Labor Relations at 303-492-0956 or visit the website.

Register for the annual Buffalo Can Challenge
The Buffalo Can Challenge will be held in Carlson Gym on Friday, April 9. For the first time, the event is being held in conjunction with the Conference on World Affairs. Any campus group, department, office, and all student, staff, and faculty are welcome to register as a team. Registration deadline is April 1. For more information and to register go to the BUCC website. We have room for no more than 20 teams, so register soon. The need is greater than ever, so let’s make this year’s event the biggest and best one yet! All canned food and cash gifts will be donated to the Community Food Share of Boulder County. This event brought to you by the Volunteer Resource Center, the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement, Community Food Share, and the Ball Corporation. For more information email Sarah Mandos.

Participate in the Build A Better World day of service
The 5th annual Better Boulder Better World is CU's annual day of service, and takes place April 9. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to choose from a variety of projects that emphasize environment, sustainability, youth, international and cross-cultural connections, and other areas. Learn first-hand about wonderful programs and fascinating people in the Boulder/Denver region and connect with your fellow CU community members. For more information contact the Volunteer Resource Center, 303-735-2315 or visit the Events Calendar.


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