November 12, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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New report ranks CU-Boulder No. 1 in state for sending, receiving students internationally

The University of Colorado Boulder enrolled more international students during the 2011-12 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2010-11 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado.

Arrest warrant issued in CU academic building theft case

The University of Colorado Police Department wants Raymond Webster Hamilton, 26, of Denver, for questioning in a series of campus wallet thefts. If you know of Hamilton’s whereabouts or see him on campus, contact CU Police dispatch at 303-492-6666.

Eight things you need to know about Amendment 64

On election day this past Tuesday, Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment – Amendment 64 – that allows people 21 or over to cultivate, consume and possess limited amounts of marijuana. There have been a number of questions about the impact of the amendment on the University community, and this Q&A addresses a few of these questions.

Community Notes

Managing work relationships: Help for Faculty

Director of Faculty Relations provides consultation, facilitation, and mediation services to faculty members.

Creating Futures magazine

New Creating Futures magazine now available

The Fall 2012 issue of Creating Futures magazine is now available. This 36-page issue, available in Zmags format celebrates philanthropy throughout the University of Colorado, with feature subjects that include:

Baby

Are you a new mom?

Are you a new mom? 
Have you felt down or depressed at any point in your life?

If your baby is between 3 and 6 months of age, you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of a brief mindfulness practice on a mother’s mood, stress, and how things are going with her baby. The study consists of filling out questionnaires and watching and responding to a short movie. Participants also may be asked to do a brief daily mindfulness practice. In addition, childcare will be provided while you are at our research offices.

Wind energy

$100,000 Cleantech Competition

The CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge is a platform to grow the most innovative cleantech ideas that can have the greatest impact on how we produce and utilize energy into successful businesses. We’re working to inspire a new generation of energy entrepreneurs to serve the nation’s clean energy mission. The CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge is a student-centered regional $100,000 cleantech business plan competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy focused on business ideas with technologies that impact renewable energy or energy efficiency.

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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