October 22, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Discoveries hold promise for the treatment of millions

A University of Colorado Boulder-led team has discovered two prime targets of the Hepatitis B virus in liver cells, findings that could lead to treatment of liver disease in some of the 400 million people worldwide currently infected with the virus.

A "cool" role model for women in science

As a child, Deborah Jin remembers going to company holiday parties where most of the attendees were men and they assumed she must be there because of her physicist father. But they were mistaken. She was there because of her physicist mother.

Staff Council Update: Creating resolutions and their role within campus shared governance

Boulder Campus Staff Council takes an active role in shared governance. Learn more about the resolution process, and BCSC 1303.

Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured

While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change.

Community Notes

CU-Boulder team wins the 2012 WEF Student Design Competition

 A team of students from CU-Boulder joined students from the University of South Florida as winners of the Water Environment Federation's 2012 Student Design Competition. The eleventh annual competition took place this month in New Orleans.

CU’s project “Broadmoor Park Properties Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade” won in the wastewater design category. This was the second win for CU-Boulder (a student chapter of the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association) in eleven years. 

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Construction update: 18th & Colorado

A project to install a new campus utility system is currently focused on 18th & Colorado, where workers are boring two holes under 18th Street and installing utility pipes. The patience of the campus community is greatly appreciated during this temporary disruption. The construction is expected to be complete by approximately the first or second week of November.


ASSETT Development Awards: Fall 2012 call for proposals

ASSETT invites proposals from Arts & Sciences Faculty, Departments, and Programs for awards relating to the use of technology primarily for teaching and learning.

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CU Police: Unlocked offices, common areas targeted in rash of wallet, laptop thefts

Since Oct. 2, UCPD has recorded 15 cases of a suspect(s) stealing laptops and wallets from common areas or unlocked offices. Google Map of thefts: http://bit.ly/Oct2012CUthefts. Never leave laptops, mobile phones or other valuable items unattended.

Oct. 23 Peace Corps Extravaganza


Come help us celebrate the Peace Corps! CU-Boulder is the #1 University in the country for currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers and we want to celebrate all of the accomplishments of current and past Peace Corps Volunteers. Thinking about the Peace Corps? Come learn what it is like from Return Peace Corps Volunteers who served all over the world! There will be snacks, refreshments, and a cultural dance performance. All FREE! Our keynote speaker will be Lori Schippers of Empower Women in Africa! Learn how Lori's Peace Corps experience has shaped her career path.

Kim Mooney

Seminar: Knowing Where To Turn

It’s not surprising that we’re afraid to talk about dying. It’s not surprising that good information about resources gives you the awareness you need to help you make good decisions for you and your family. But it is always a surprise how badly things can go if you haven’t thought about it at all. Conversations with professionals who understand end-of-life care and aren’t afraid of dying are informative, interesting and full of life and humor, as well as honesty and support for your questions and fears. | Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 • 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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CU Presents: The Rake’s Progress

Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress" will be performed Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. The orchestra and ensemble are composed of CU College of Music students.

Oct. 26 and 28: CU Presents Rakes Progress

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