August 20, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU-Boulder researchers gear up for NASA radiation belt space mission

The University of Colorado Boulder will play a key role in a NASA mission launching this week to study how space weather affects Earth’s two giant radiation belts known to be hazardous to satellites, astronauts and electronics systems on Earth.

CU is welcoming students with Convocation, music fest and more

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Dozens of activities await new students at the University of Colorado Boulder starting Aug. 23, including a welcome convocation and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.

The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the campus and surrounding community before classes start on Aug. 27. The activities are scheduled in addition to orientation sessions that cover the details of class registration, policies and student services at each college.

Community Notes

IBS Building

Institute of Behavioral Science Building Earns Highest “Green” Rating


The Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) building has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest possible LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating: platinum.

USA Pro Cycling Challenge logo

USA Pro Cycling Challenge comes to Boulder 8/25

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge comes to Boulder Aug. 25, and will be one of the largest events in city history. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to be in town to cheer on cyclists for Colorado’s biggest bike race. Learn more about campus impacts and resources for race day.

IT service center hours extended

A universal lament of busy people is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything, but the Office of Information Technology is changing that. We’re not exactly slowing down the earth’s rotation, but we are extending the hours in each day that you can get e-mail or phone support from the IT Service Center.