July 17, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Alum’s TeachAIDS curriculum goes global

AIDS is a taboo and terrifying topic in much of the world. So how do you teach people to prevent or treat the disease? Piya Sorcar (’01) has developed a curriculum that has millions of people watching and learning.

Staff Council applauds CU community on blood drive success

The Boulder Staff Council extends a special thanks to all those who participated in the 2012 Bonfils blood drives, with additional thanks to the UMC, Rec Center and the SAFE committee for providing locations and approvals, in addition to the great folks at Bonfils Blood Centers.

CU-Boulder student investigates biochar for water treatment in developing countries

A variety of public health issues plague the refugees from Burma living on the Thai border, not the least of which is drinking water contaminated by bacteria and pesticides.

Community Notes

Roger Pielke, Jr. Awarded 2012 GSA Public Service Award

Roger Pielke, Jr. is this year’s recipient of the Geological Society of America (GSA) Public Service Award. The GSA Public Service Award was established in 1998, and is awarded for contributions that have materially enhanced the public's understanding of the earth sciences or significantly served decision makers in the application of scientific and technical information.

Your Brain Needs Music - Call for Papers

The 2013 Porter-Campbell Symposium "Your Brain Needs Music" seeks contributions from a broad range of individuals whose personal or professional concerns have to do with music, how the brain processes sound, or how the nature of sonic environments impacts the listening experience. Submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2012.