October 23, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Class project helps divert 170,000 pounds of food from the dumpster

Sean Wiese’s project for a computer science class last year has been developed into a software application now being used by a Boulder nonprofit, and also led to an internship for Wiese with the nonprofit.

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.

Making choices to combat climate change

Even with what could be described as the weight of the world resting on their shoulders, today’s college students seem unwilling to succumb to their generation’s greatest challenge—climate change.

Max Boykoff, University of Colorado Boulder assistant professor of environmental studies, researches cultural and societal adaption to climate change, but some of his most telling discoveries are in his interactions with students.

Community Notes

CU Police offer free bike lights, encourage nighttime riding safety

You must have a light while riding your bike at night. CU is teaming up with local businesses to offer discounted lights. And, you have a chance to win one for free.

Campus Sustainability Day 2012

We’d like to think that every day at CU-Boulder is campus sustainability day, but tomorrow it’s official: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) celebrates Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 24.

36 Survey

Take a survey regarding the US 36 Improvement Project

36 Commuting Solutions is requesting employees and residents along the US 36 corridor to participate in a survey to provide input to the US 36 First and Final Mile study.

Oct. 23 Peace Corps Extravaganza

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.

Sixth annual CHINA Town Hall Oct. 29

Join us for the sixth annual CHINA Town Hall on Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in Abram's Lounge, Center for Community. CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States.

18th construction project stack of pipes

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.

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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.

 
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