October 12, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Oct. 17 Town Hall meeting on the Concealed Carry Act

Last spring the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the CU-Boulder campus is now covered by the Concealed Carry Act (CCA). Upon return to campus this fall, faculty, staff, and students had questions regarding our collective obligations to comply with the CCA. To address these questions, we held an open town hall meeting on Sept. 4. There continue to be questions on this important issue from our students, faculty, and staff. In response to several requests that we hold another town hall meeting, we will do so.
 

CU-Boulder Alumni Association announces 83rd annual awards ceremony

The tradition of honoring the University of Colorado Boulder’s best began in 1930 and continues today as the CU-Boulder Alumni Association announces 10 prominent alumni, faculty, staff and students whose outstanding service, energy and professional achievements demonstrate what it means to be a part of the University of Colorado Boulder family. They will be recognized at a free public ceremony at the Hotel Boulderado on Thursday, Nov. 1.
 

Nurture trumps nature in study of oral bacteria in human twins, says CU study

A new long-term study of human twins by University of Colorado Boulder researchers indicates the makeup of the population of bacteria bathing in their saliva is driven more by environmental factors than heritability.

Community Notes

Nii Armah Sowah at the awards ceremony

Nii Armah Sowah earns Boulder County multicultural award

Nii Armah Sowah, University of Colorado Boulder senior instructor in Theatre and Dance, earned the Boulder County Community Action Program’s 2012 Multicultural Award for the Arts. Nii Armah and seven fellow awardees were honored at a banquet at the Plaza Hotel in Longmont on Oct. 4.

OIT surveys will help guide service and process improvements

On Oct. 15, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is launching a new survey process that will provide important feedback from faculty, staff and students. Shortly after receiving help from OIT, we will e-mail our clients a follow-up survey. The candid feedback we hope to receive will be critical in driving service improvements as part of OIT’s Business Performance Excellence initiative.

Dawkins lecture at Macky on Oct. 15

A Community Note stating that the Richard Dawkins event at Macky will be on Oct. 14 was run in error. The lecture will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, and is now sold out. For more information about Macky events visit macky.colorado.edu.

 
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