November 7, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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The "Fiscal Cliff:" How will universities and the scientific community adjust?

FOSEP is hosting a discussion panel to address the upcoming "fiscal cliff" on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in JILA room X317. The event is free and open to the public.  Whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with the upcoming, across-the-board federal budget cuts, you are welcome to come learn more about what kind of effect sequestration will have and discuss the issue with state and university leaders.

The day after: Ken Bickers talks surprises, negative ads

Many political scientists and presidential historians are probably shaking their heads in disbelief today. That’s because history has shown that when the economy is not doing well incumbent presidents usually lose reelections, says Ken Bickers, political science professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

CU-Boulder to honor vets through Veterans Week events Nov. 9-17

The University of Colorado Boulder will honor the nation’s veterans, including CU-Boulder’s own faculty, staff and student veterans, through Veterans Week, beginning with a Nov. 9 Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom.

The free, public ceremony will feature guest speaker Michael Dakduk, executive director of the national organization Student Veterans of America. A reception will follow in the UMC Veterans Lounge.

High-altitude research at CU-Boulder demands dedication, athleticism

A special kind of high-altitude athleticism is needed to work in Colorado's most extreme environments. For CU-Boulder scientists like ecology & evolutionary biology (EBIO) graduate student Courtney Naff, it's an inspiring place to push the boundaries of body and mind. This is an extended version of the story first broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

Community Notes

Dr. Peggy McIntosh

Peggy McIntosh is keynote speaker for 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Summit Keynote Peggy McIntosh will share her new research “White Privilege: An Account to Spend,” which empowers readers to do something other than feel guilty about privilege.

Rec Center construction update: Heavy truck traffic on Pleasant, Macky and University

Construction crews began mass excavation on Nov. 6 for the new southwest addition to the Rec Center. They’ll be moving a lot of dirt, so between now and mid-December, expect heavy truck traffic on University Avenue, Macky Drive, and Pleasant Street. Signs have been posted in the area and a map is available on the project page at the link below. Please exercise caution in the area. The Rec Center renovation and remodel team appreciates the patience of campus during this disturbance.

Peace Corps info session!

Join the CU-Boulder Peace Corps representatives on Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in UMC 245 to learn how you can become a Peace Corps Volunteer!

Graduate Entrepreneurs Association

First annual GEA Idea Workshop, Nov. 14

Come to the 1st annual Idea Workshop sponsored by the GEA. The Idea Workshop is a speed feedback session for student startup ideas. Following a keynote speaker who will talk about what to look for in a good idea, you'll get several one-on-one sessions to for feedback from entrepreneurial community members, faculty, and alumni.

Navajo Weaving auction to benefit The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Collections

This year's 100 Rugs Navajo Rug Silent Auction and Benefit will include an exhibit of one of the largest and finest Navajo rugs. The event is 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat., Nov. 10 in the lobby of the Denver Post Building, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. Jackson Clark, weaving expert and owner of Toh-Atin Gallery, Durango, will give a lecture on the history of Navajo weaving from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. The event is coordinated and held by Toh-Atin Gallery to raise money to support the preservation of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History’s collections.

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