November 5, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit invites participants to "AMP it up!"

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit will feature a variety of sessions for students, faculty, staff and community members from Nov. 13-15. All events are free, open to the public and on the Boulder campus. The organizing theme for this year’s summit is “AMP it up! Awareness, Movement and Practice.”

2001-02 drought helped to shift Rocky Mountain pine beetle outbreak into epidemic

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows for the first time that episodes of reduced precipitation in the southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-02 drought, greatly accelerated development of the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

Community Notes

CU Volleyball

See CU Buffs Basketball and Volleyball in action!

Don’t miss any of the Buffs Basketball & Volleyball action this weekend the the Coors Events Center!

Friday, Nov. 9 | 5 p.m. - Men’s Basketball vs. Wofford, 7:45 p.m. - Volleyball vs. #5 UCLA 
Saturday, Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. - Volleyball vs. #6 USC
Sunday, Nov. 11 | 2 p.m. - Women’s Basketball vs. Idaho
Social entrepreneurship represented in a tree

CU New Venture Challenge Social Impact Competition

The CU New Venture Challenge has officially launched! We need your help gathering great teams with great ideas to make this the best Social Impact Competition yet. Pitch your own idea or forward this email to someone you know. Let's spread the word!

College of Music

Bruce Ekstrand graduate student competition finals

The CU-Boulder College of Music presents a gala public concert for the finals of the Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall. Honoring former vice chancellor Bruce Ekstrand, five candidates have been selected for the final concert where first prize is a $2,000 professional development grant. The competition will be judged by Nancy Cochran, Director of the Lamont School of Music; Adam Flatt, Music Director of Newport Symphony, the Colorado Ballet, and the Denver Philharmonic; and Brad Trexell, Director of Artistic Operations and Opera Colorado.

CU System

2012 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award: request for nominations

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2012 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. The award carries a $1,000 prize, and the recipient will have an opportunity to present his/her scholarly work at the CU Women Succeeding Annual Professional Development Symposium held on Feb. 22, 2013. Previous nominees are encouraged to re-apply.

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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.).

Ailey II

CU Presents: Ailey II - SOLD OUT

The performance is sold out, and a waiting list is available. Contact the CU Presents Box Office in the University Club, or online at

CU Night at Zoolights is Nov. 25

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