October 5, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

President's Teaching Scholars Program 2013 call for nominations

President Bruce Benson solicits nominations of University of Colorado faculty for designation of the 2013 President's Teaching Scholars Program. The lifetime appointment as a CU President's Teaching Scholar constitutes the University's highest recognition of excellence in and active commitment to learning and teaching as well as active and substantial contributions to scholarly work in one's discipline or, in the case of a less senior scholar, indications of path-breaking contributions to his or her field.

2012 Academic Forum: A campus-wide conversation about the social sciences

Each year CU-Boulder’s program review process begins with a gathering of the community. The annual Academic Forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to engage in a collaborative conversation about the units undergoing review. This year's process focuses on a cross section of units involved in the study of life and environmental sciences. Please join us this Oct. 10 starting at 1:30 p.m, to talk about the significant ways that these units are shaping CU-Boulder's present and future.

Buffs under the spotlight; Media coverage of a football game

With the ever-expanding coverage of college football and the addition of conference TV partners and networks, there are very few opportunities for the entire college football-watching world to be focused on one game. ESPN's Thursday Night Football will bring that singular moment to the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Thursday, Oct. 11. As the rest of campus prepares traffic plans, student events and classroom and building logistics, Athletics’ media relations and sports information staff is going into high gear to ready CU-Boulder for the national spotlight.

CU hardware to fly on first-ever NASA-contracted resupply mission to the ISS

A University of Colorado Boulder space center is providing hardware and technical support for scientific experiments aboard the first-ever NASA-contracted resupply flight to the International Space Station, slated for launch Oct. 7 from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Updated election forecasting model still points to Romney win, University of Colorado study says

An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election.

Community Notes

Construction on 18th & Colorado for new campus utility system

A project to install a new campus utility system is currently focused on 18th & Colorado. The patience of the campus community is greatly appreciated during this temporary disruption.

CU-Boulder Dean of Students Christina Gonzales is on Twitter

CU-Boulder Dean of Students Christina Gonzales is on Twitter!  Get to know more about Christina and see how she is truly dedicated to enhancing the student experience at CU-Boulder by following her at https://twitter.com/CUBoulderDOS.

"Performing" book jacket

CU Scholars featured in two books in Chicana/o and Indigenous Studies

Arturo J. Aldama of CU-Boulder's ethnic studies department recently held editorial roles in the publication of two University Press books in the Chicana/o and Indigenous studies arena.

Computer graphic representing wireless connectivity

Are you sharing your most personal information with everyone?

Wireless is a shared medium that is broadcast via radio waves. This means that data transmitted by wireless users can be easily captured, making sensitive information transmitted wirelessly inherently insecure.