November 9, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

U.S. State Department appoints Professor Bernard Amadei as Science Envoy

University of Colorado Boulder Professor Bernard Amadei has been appointed one of three new Science Envoys who will help strengthen U.S. ties with other countries to address global challenges, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today.

Amadei, who holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at CU-Boulder, along with professors Susan Hockfield of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barbara Schaal of Washington University in St. Louis, make up the third cohort of Science Envoys since the program’s inception in 2009.

Feeling stressed? Free campus resources available

It’s not shocking to many that stress is a big part of everyday life. But what might surprise you is CU-Boulder students point to stress as the leading factor impacting academic performance.

Preventing gender violence

What is gender violence and how can it be prevented?

The answers to these questions are discussed in presentations by Sean Connell, the gender violence prevention and education assistant for Community Health and the Office of Victim Assistance.

Gender violence can be difficult to define, but it is generally considered a term to describe interpersonal violence that is gender based. So, what does that mean?

Boulder Faculty Assembly seeks nominations for spring excellence awards

Each spring the BFA presents up to twelve members of the Boulder Faculty Senate with awards for faculty excellence, recognizing their outstanding work. These awards are especially notable because Boulder Campus colleagues make the nominations as well as the selections of award recipients. Instructors are eligible to be nominated. Up to four awards each will be granted for excellence in the areas of teaching

Community Notes

You can help save a life - donate blood

CU-Boulder's Staff Council office is sponsoring a blood drive on campus with Bonfils Blood Center, and students, faculty and staff are invited to donate blood. Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus Nov. 12-15. Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule a convenient time to donate blood. Schedule online: Visit Add reference site code 0248 when searching for donation location.

Construction near C4C, Leeds, Cheyenne Arapaho

Major construction activity is ramping up in the corridor from Leeds School of Business on the east to Cheyenne Arapaho Hall on the west, between the Center for Community and Hallett Hall.

Diversity and Inclusion Summit: Full program now available

Download the entire program and start planning your sessions today. The theme for Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2012 is “AMP it Up: Awareness, Movement, and Practice.” Join us Nov. 13 - 15, with Keynote Speaker Peggy McIntosh on Nov. 13. See the full schedule at

Create a Better Colorado

“Create a Better Colorado” with the Colorado Combined Campaign

The Colorado Combined Campaign is your opportunity to aid 700+ nonprofit agencies through payroll deduction. You can give a little every month, and help your favorite agency a lot! Even small monthly donations make a big difference, so log in and pledge today.

Lynda Reisinger

Lynda Reisinger retirement party

Please join us in celebrating Lynda’s 35 years of service to CU-Boulder. Come and congratulate her on a wonderful career spanning 35 years, 9 Chancellors, 9 CU Presidents, the dawn of computers at CU and doing it all with a smile on her face. Let’s send her off into the sunset with lots of good company, appreciation and good food! Thursday, Nov. 15, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Koenig Alumni Center. RSVP's appreciated but not needed. 


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