July 10, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

Buffs hit a rare Olympic double

It's a rare and wonderful thing for a school to produce one Olympian, let alone two. And it gets even better.

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In this Issue

A new era in communications

Across our campus - and throughout the university – editors, programmers and project managers have spent untold hours retooling the electronic infrastructure, policies, and editorial strategy to present a new face of electronic communications for the University of Colorado Boulder. The result is a suite of three new electronic communication systems for telling the stories of our community and promoting the life of the university in engaging ways.

Three new faces you should know

CU-Boulder welcomes three campus leaders this month who bring cross-disciplinary knowledge and years of experience from higher education institutions across the country and within the state. Learn more about three people you should know, now.

CU-Boulder Facilities Operations receives nation’s highest award for excellence

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Facilities Operations, a division of the Department of Facilities Management, has earned the highest institutional honor bestowed by APPA, the association serving educational facilities professionals. APPA’s Award for Excellence in Facilities Management will be formally presented on July 18 during the organization’s annual conference, to be held in Denver this year.

Digging deep into global education

Hefty is one way to describe the work of the campus community across the globe. Through prestigious federal programs, critical language studies and more, Buffs are working toward solutions and building their futures.

JILA institute celebrates 50 years of scientific advances

JILA was founded as a joint institute between the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1962.

Community Notes

CU-Boulder lands two top 100 international rankings

Research and quality of the learning environment have lead to top international rankings for the University of Colorado Boulder. Recently, CU-Boulder was ranked 46th internationally by the Center for World University Rankings, and 77th in the Times Higher Education Top 200.

Kim Mooney of HospiceCare

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program Worklife Workshop - Knowing Where to Turn

Conversations with professionals who understand end-of-life care and aren’t afraid of dying are informative, interesting and full of life and humor, as well as honesty and support for your questions and fears.

Human Resources Department - closure notice for July 12

Please note that the Department of Human Resources will close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 for a staff gathering. Our office will reopen Friday, July 13, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.