August 24, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Pro Cycling Challenge warms up the route for Buff Bicycle Classic

Two weeks after professional cyclists race through Boulder and up Boulder Canyon, some riders in the 10th Annual Buffalo Bicycle Classic will follow much of the same route, the most mountainous section of Stage 6 of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Since 2003, the Buffalo Bicycle Classic has raised more than $1.6 million for scholarships and has funded more than 730 scholarships. The event is the single largest source of scholarships for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students experience 'weightlessness' during NASA summer program

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be weightless? CU undergraduates Mike Lotto, Andrew Broucek, Kirstyn Johnson, Chris Nie, Kyle Shannon and Jared Yenzer got to experience the feeling for the first time July 19-20 when their team flew an experiment on NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft.

Community Notes

Campus construction update

Students, faculty and others returning to campus this week will notice some new construction sites. Please accept this temporary inconvenience. Facilities Management is working on several exciting projects that will make our campus a better place to teach, learn, study, live and recreate.

Nikolaus Correll awarded NASA’s inaugural ‘Universities Go to Space’ grant

Nikolaus Correll is among 10 researchers nationwide to receive NASA’s inaugural Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty grant. Correll is an assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder.

CU and city to increase funding available for Grandview bungalow relocation

The University of Colorado Boulder and the city of Boulder today announced an agreement to jointly increase the amount of funding available for the relocation of three bungalows from the Grandview Terrace area. Interested parties should read the full request for proposals (RFP) and the addendum, which can be found at