November 2, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU-Boulder startup company receives Gates Foundation exploration grant

A new startup company that sprang from the University of Colorado Boulder this year is a Grand Challenges Exploration winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Psychology and neurosciences department Associate Professor Don Cooper, co-founder and chief science officer of Mobile Assay Inc. of Boulder who developed the technology in his laboratory at CU’s Institute for Behavioral Genetics, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled “A Lab on Mobile Device Platform for Seed Testing.”

LEAP Presents: "Power Pointers: Constructive Conflict Management"

The Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion (LEAP) Program invites all faculty to join a discussion with the Faculty Ombuds, Lee Potts and Emily Calhoun, on the topic of how to use your power wisely in workplace conflicts. When professional relationships involve either formal or informal power differences, dealing with disagreements can be an especially complex process. This workshop will help faculty of all types respond constructively to challenging disputes. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:30 -2 p.m., in Regent 302.

Hurricane Sandy: Local and national resources if you are affected

If Hurricane Sandy has impacted you or your family, there are local and national resources available.

Here are some University resources that, depending on your situation, might be helpful for you to access. Given that it is very common for people who have experienced an upsetting event to notice delayed stress reactions, we invite you to make use of these services now, or at any point that you feel the need. The Office of Victim Assistance can assist you in navigating academic, university or off-campus systems.

CU Women Succeeding: call for proposals

The Faculty Council Women’s Committee announces a call for proposals for the CU Women Succeeding 11th Annual Professional Development Symposium. The Committee welcomes proposals for workshops, roundtables, book discussions, panels, and other interactive and innovative formats focused on the theme of “Opening Doors: Navigating your Professional Journey” for the Friday sessions. Proposals should address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty and staff and can also address broader educational/professional-development issues related to women in academia and beyond.

Community Notes

Your resource, OIT's faculty technology support: ATC, D2L, BPE and more

Did you know the ATCs partner with faculty across campus in helping integrate academic technologies into teaching, research and creative works? ATCs support faculty through one-on-one and small-group consultations; delivering workshops, demos and presentations; and collaborating on projects. Learn more about ATCs, upcoming Diverse Technology Learning Sessions, D2L workshops and much more.

Vote button. Image courtesy several .gov websites

Voting on Election Day - Nov. 6, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder employees are encouraged to vote on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Per Colorado Revised Statute §1-7-102 and State Personnel Board Rule 5-20(A), employees who do not have three hours of unscheduled work time during poll hours must be granted up to two hours of paid administrative leave. These three hours do not have to be consecutive (e.g., employees who work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. are not eligible for this leave because they may vote between 7-8 a.m. or 5-7 p.m.).

Clock moves back one hour

Fall back

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Many electronic devices will update automatically with the time change, but you may have to set your microwave, wall clocks and other devices by hand. Household traditions paired with the clock shift include rotating your mattress, checking your fire alarm battery, and trying - and failing - to sleep an extra hour. Learn more about the rules associated with the clock change at the NIST website.

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CU-Boulder Today publication schedule for Fall Break

Over Fall Break, the faculty-staff and student editions of CU-Boulder Today will publish solely on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Please submit Community Notes and other information for publication by the close of business on Friday, Nov. 16. Thank you for sharing your campus updates via CU-Boulder Today.

CU GOLD program

5th Annual Student Leadership Conference call for presenters

CU GOLD's 5th Annual Student Leadership Conference is now accepting applications for speakers and presenters. Our theme this year is "The Leading Edge" and we are looking for interactive presentations and workshops that fall into five categories: Technology, Environment, Social Justice, Entrepreneurship,or Communication. If you, a peer, a mentor, a professor, or a student organization is interested, please visit our website and fill out an application. Applications are due Nov. 9 by 5 p.m.