October 19, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Museum of Natural History celebrates Archaeology Day

Archaeology is everywhere you turn as the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, the Archaeological Institute of America, CU Anthropology and Classics departments join together to celebrate National Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20.

Join the challenge! Take the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge

Help CU secure the title of the Pac-12's most active school by participating in the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge from Oct. 22-28. The challenge is a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family.

Households manage plug-in hybrids without help from online tools, says CU-led study

Households with plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHVs, and smart meters actively managed how, when and where they charged their cars based on electricity rates but rarely took advantage of online feedback, a University of Colorado Boulder study found.

Community Notes

Nominate Women Who Make A Difference

The Women's Resource Center is looking for nominations for Women Who Make A Difference, one of our biggest events. Women Who Make A Difference is a program designed to celebrate and honor women in our community who have made a difference in people's lives. The Women’s Resource Center invites you to nominate any spectacular women in your life for Women Who Make a Difference, a celebratory dinner on Dec. 11 for influential women in our lives. Nomination forms are available in UMC 416, or attached to this email. Submissions are due Friday, Nov. 16 by 5 p.m.

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The 2012 Diversity Summit is around the corner!

Diversity Summit 2012 is “AMP it Up: Awareness, Movement, and Practice.” Through this year’s Summit, we aim to collectively increase awareness, move towards greater respect and inclusion, and practice diversity, large and small. Join us Nov. 13 -15 in the University Memorial Center, and across campus. Download the one-page overview and start planning your summit schedule now!

RASEI Big Energy Seminar Series

Big Energy Seminar Series

The RASEI Big Energy Seminar Series brings nationally and internationally recognized speakers with a focus on large, secure, sustainable energy systems to Colorado. RASEI's goal is to promote a multidisciplinary understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with developing and deploying the 21st century energy industries needed to meet the global energy challenge.

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Request your Spring 2013 D2L courses now

It’s not too early to begin requesting courses in Desire2Learn for the spring semester. You simply log in to MyCUInfo and choose the Course Tools tab in Teaching Tools to “Request an Online Learning Environment.” Step-by-step tutorials and information about hands-on workshops are available on the OIT website.

Sign up for an RTD rider alert

Do you ride an RTD bus to campus?  When special events, construction, or maintenance impacts bus route schedules and stops, information is sent out to riders via email about detours, delays and stop relocations. How do you get these emails? Sign up for the RTD rider alert system! Subscribers can tailor their settings to receive notices about specific routes when impacts occur.

ATLAS Speaker Series: Is Google making us stupid?

Nicholas Carr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated bestselling book “The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains,” will talk about how digital media are influencing the way people think, read and interact.

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Share your unique perspectives of campus in Instagram

Share your unique perspectives of campus through the Instagram mobile photo-sharing social network using hashtag #cuboulder. We are building up the photo catalog via the @CUBoulder campus account as you can see via Statigram. Follow us and stay tuned for contests and fun photo challenges!

 

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