October 3, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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CU-Boulder-led team to study effects of natural gas development

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12 million grant to a CU-Boulder-led team to explore ways to maximize the benefits of natural gas development while minimizing negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.

Groundbreaking ceremony to kick off CU-Boulder Rec Center renovation

A groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. will kick off a $63 million project to renovate and expand the Student Recreation Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Retirementology - Thursday, Oct. 11

Looking ahead to retirement? Depending on your circumstances and your age, you may no longer have any margin for error. And your emotions and irrational behavior could be perpetuating a dangerous cycle of overspending and rising debt that may shatter whatever vision of retirement you still have....welcome to the world of Retirementology. This presentation will bridge retirement planning with investor psychology and produce an entirely new way of thinking about how we spend, how we save, how we borrow, and how we invest.
CU Women's Volleyball team

Faculty & Staff night at CU Volleyball!

On Oct. 5 CU Volleyball is inviting all faculty and staff to be honored at their matchup against Washington State. All faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy a great night of volleyball for FREE (with a valid Buff OneCard) as well as the opportunity to sit court side for the match.


Personal financial counseling from TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF will be offering personal financial counseling at the University of Colorado Boulder: Oct. 16, 24 and 25. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-732-8353 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT or visit our website at: www.tiaa-cref.org.

Don Campbell

Efforts are underway at the American Music Research Center to honor Don Campbell

If you are already acquainted with the American Music Research Center, then you probably know the sad news that the AMRC lost a dear friend and supporter Don Campbell to cancer on June 12. Don was a world-famous authority on the transformative power of music, a dynamic teacher and lecturer, and the author of The Mozart Effect, Healing at the Speed of Sound, and more than a dozen other books.

BFIS friends out hiking

Friendship hosts needed for international students

Boulder Friends of International Students (BFIS) is an organization that builds friendships between international students at CU and Boulder community members to strengthen international understanding.

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LGBT Film Series presents "Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House"

Kick-off LGBT History Month with CU's Departments of History, Ethnic Studies, and Women and Gender Studies as well as the Program in Jewish Studies, the LGBT Studies Program, and the LGBT Center for the first film in the LGBT series, "Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House." 

College of Music Cage Festival Oct. 8-12

The College of Music presents a week long celebration of John Cage on the year of his 100th birthday. John Cage was an experimental music composer as well as a distinguished and prominent figure in the development of 20th century music. The Festival includes concerts and performances featuring Cage’s music performed by many of our own College of Music faculty and special guests. It also includes a musicology colloquium featuring Tim Page, a Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic. Co-presented by Pendulum New Music, The Entrepreneurship Center for music, the American Music Research Center and the Department of Theory/Composition. All events are free and open to the public.

Back to Boulder weekend Nov. 1-3

Get involved with Back to Boulder Weekend during Homecoming

Join the Alumni Association for three action-packed days during Back to Boulder Weekend, Nov. 1-3, which is also Homecoming. Our office is planning a variety of events that weekend to attract alumni back to campus. Check out our website for the latest details and get in touch with us if your department is working on plans for homecoming events so we can help cross-market.

The 2011 Holiday Festival stage

Holiday Festival tickets go on sale Oct. 7

Holiday Festival tickets go on sale on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. A lively program of beloved seasonal music and festive holiday decorations in Macky Auditorium inspire sold-out audiences to make the Holiday Festival a favorite annual tradition. Performances are Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. The College of Music's choirs, orchestra, ensembles, and faculty soloists invite you to share this joyous celebration of the season with your family and friends.

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