October 9, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

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Nobel Prize-winner David Wineland praised as mentor to CU-Boulder graduate students

David J. Wineland, a lecturer in the University of Colorado Boulder physics department who today won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics, was described as both “brilliant and humble” by one of his former graduate students.

Chancellor's Corner: Showcasing our campus on ESPN

BY PHILIP P. DISTEFANO

This Thursday evening the University of Colorado Boulder will be on the national stage yet again. As I shared with you in December of last year, the Colorado Buffaloes will be playing in the exclusive Thursday Night Football slot on ESPN.

Several pre- and post-game student events scheduled for CU vs. ASU game night

The University of Colorado hosts Arizona State University for a nationally televised game on Thursday, Oct. 11, and CU students will have numerous campus events to choose from before and after the game.

The Residence Hall Association Xtravaganza, to be held in the Center for Community, will feature free events before and after the game.

Community Notes

Marijuana symposium to be held Wednesday, Oct. 10

CUSG will host a marijuana symposium, a non-biased educational event, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7-9 p.m. in the UMC ballroom.  Harvard educated, Director of Wardenburg and CU-Boulder Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health and Wellness, Donald Misch will present on the health concerns and benefits of marijuana and act as a sounding board to share the facts and research about marijuana and THC.

Macintosh computer with stethoscope

Macintosh users encouraged to install new Sophos Endpoint antivirus protection

It’s a common misperception that Macintoshes are immune to viruses. As use of Apple products continues to rise, Macs are increasingly targets for viruses and malware.

Often, an infection will lie latent on a Mac, only to activate on a Windows PC when files are shared via e-mail, flash drives or other means. To help protect against these risks, the IT Security Office is pleased to provide a new standard antivirus software, called Sophos Endpoint Protection for Mac.

CU walks at noon

Join us for a noontime walk

CU Walks invites you to take a free, safe, convenient and social 1.5 mile (30 minute) walk on campus. We start at 12 noon Monday-Friday from the west side of Carlson Gym, near the Rec Center.

ATLAS talk: How real-world laws affect virtual worlds

Greg Lastowka, author of “Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds” and Rutgers Law School professor, will discuss how real-world laws are being adapted to virtual worlds like Second Life and explore laws of property, crime, jurisdiction and copyright as they relate to virtual worlds.

ADAPT mountain image

Research participants needed, ages 12 to 21

ADAPT is a place for young people worried about recent changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and feelings. Eligible participants are ages 12 to 21 and have experienced one or more of the following symptoms: -Unusual thoughts -Suspiciousness or paranoia -A sense of having special powers or unrealistic plans for the future -Unusual experiences with seeing or hearing things that are not there.

10th Annual African Night: Taste of Africa

The African Students' Association is hosting the 10th Annual Taste of Africa on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the CU-Boulder Rec. Center. The event is free and open to all.

New internships through CU Cleantech

CU Cleantech's Student Placement Program has several new internships available with local renewable energy companies who are looking for interns to start ASAP. Visit our jobs board at www.cucleantech.org (or http://cucleantech.org/programs/placement/jobs/) for more details.

 
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