August 27, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent ever recorded

The blanket of sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean melted to its lowest extent ever recorded since satellites began measuring it in 1979, according to the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center.

CU-Boulder ‘photo origami’ proposal wins $2 million NSF grant

The art of origami has inspired children and artists all over the world because of the amazing objects that can be created by folding a simple piece of paper.

CU-NOAA study provides first direct evidence of heat-trapping effects of wildfire smoke particles

When the Fourmile Canyon Fire erupted west of Boulder in 2010, smoke from the wildfire poured into parts of the city including a site housing scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental

Community Notes

Call for posters

Call for posters for the 5th Annual Women's Health Research Day

We invite all CU faculty, students, and fellows to participate in this year’s Women’s Health Research poster presentations. You may submit new posters or those prepared for other national meetings. Posters will be selected by a committee. 

Topic: Women’s Health or Sex Differences Cash Prizes: for best in show in several categories

Submission: Please submit an abstract, 250 words per abstract, describing your work. Also include:

CU-Boulder adds new top ranking with AWRU

The University of Colorado Boulder has landed at No. 33 on the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). High placements in the category of natural sciences and mathematics, as well as a top 25 result in annual research income, led to an institutional score that places CU-Boulder in the top 25 universities in the United States.

President's Teaching Scholars Program 2013 call for nominations

President Bruce Benson solicits nominations of University of Colorado faculty for designation for the 2013 President's Teaching Scholars Program (PTSP). Lifetime appointment as a CU President's Teaching Scholar constitutes the university's highest recognition of excellence in and active commitment to learning, scholarly teaching and research.