July 19, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Community Notes

TIM instrument, image courtesy of LASP

Solar instrument bridges gap left by Glory’s demise

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) has built an instrument to monitor solar energy to help determine the effects of solar radiation on Earth’s climate. Scheduled for launch in 2013, this Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) will mitigate a potential and likely upcoming gap in an otherwise continuous 34-year climate data record following the loss of the NASA Glory mission in 2011.

Leeds center to hold curriculum think tank July 25-27

The Leeds School of Business Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) will host its first curriculum think tank July 25-27. Faculty from a variety of business schools will converge in Boulder for a lively roundtable discussion of best practices in curriculum design, pedagogy and approaches to teaching of ethics and social responsibility.

The Student Affairs Faculty of the Year award

The Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award recognizes a superb faculty member that demonstrates outstanding engagement with students and contributions to the university community based on areas such as promoting diversity or fostering intellectual growth. To nominate a deserving faculty member/instructor, please complete the nomination form at the link provided. Submit applications by Sept. 7, 5 p.m. The winner will be honored at the Faculty Convocation during Family Weekend, Sept. 28, 2012.

PERA shift of 2.5 percent contribution comes to an end

A change in law that resulted in lower take-home pay for many University of Colorado employees comes to an end this month.

Be Water Wise!

Temperatures in the 90s, single-digit humidity levels, wildfires across Colorado and the west, and drought conditions – it’s been a hot, dry summer so far. Now is a great time to think about water use and water conservation.