October 17, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

State of the Campus advances collaboration and efficiency

CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano addressed an audience of about 300 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom Tuesday morning in his annual “State of the Campus” address, and offered an update of the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan and a strategy of “coming together” to improve CU-Boulder’s finances, reputation and the student experience.

Three CU-Boulder faculty to be named Distinguished Professors

Six University of Colorado faculty members will be named Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university. The 2012 CU-Boulder honorees are: Christopher N. Bowman, Ph.D., James “Casey” Hynes, Ph.D., and Pierre Schlag, J.D.

Boulder Faculty Assembly seeks nominations for spring excellence awards

Each spring the BFA presents up to twelve members of the Boulder Faculty Senate with awards for faculty excellence, recognizing their outstanding work. These awards are especially notable because Boulder Campus colleagues make the nominations as well as the selections of award recipients. Instructors are eligible to be nominated. Up to four awards each will be granted for excellence in the areas of teaching

DiStefano, Moore host second town hall meeting on concealed carry issues at CU

About 75 faculty, staff and students shared concerns about concealed carry policies and how the university communicates them in a town hall meeting in the UMC’s Aspen Room Wednesday afternoon. 
CU-Boulder officials including Chancellor DiStefano, Provost Moore, Managing Senior Associate Counsel John Sleeman, Commander Robert Axmacher from the CU Police Department and the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff Catherine Shea listened to questions and entertained a community discussion on how Colorado’s concealed carry law applies to CU-Boulder. 

The existential legacy of Hazel Barnes

A rock star of philosophy in an era that defined the term, CU Professor Hazel Barnes’ teaching resonated with sixties culture and her expertise shaped the public discussion. Barnes taught at the University for 35 years, forging interdisciplinary connections between philosophy, Greek literature and other areas of humanities. In 1979 she was the first woman named as a CU Distinguished Professor and within a few years of her 1986 retirement the most prestigious faculty award on campus, the Hazel Barnes Prize, was established in her honor.

CU-Boulder engineering professor awarded $875,000 Packard Fellowship

Milos Popovic, assistant professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been awarded the prestigious Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.

Community Notes

Emotional Eating seminar

We eat for many reasons – hunger, entertainment/socialization, and as an emotional response. Learn how eating can be dictated by emotions and strategies for ending this behavior. We’ll identify healthy reasons for eating, types of emotional eating, and behaviors that can take the place of eating as a response to stressful or difficult situations.


Ocean conservation luncheon and seminar

Join us Oct. 20 for a lunch with famed oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, Academy Award- winning director Louie Psihoyos, Shawn Heinrichs, and Greg Stone to talk about ocean conservation and areas of collaboration between the E.U. and the U.S.

Winter aerial view of campus

Purchase your 2013 campus wall calendar!

The spectacular 2013 CU campus wall calendar is available for purchase!