November 16, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

$20 million CU instrument package set for integration on Mars spacecraft

A $20 million remote sensing instrument package built by the University of Colorado Boulder, which is leading a 2013 NASA mission to understand how Mars might have lost its atmosphere, has been delivered to Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colo., for spacecraft integration.

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.

CU-Boulder a leading host of Brazilian ‘Scientific Mobility’ students

The University of Colorado Boulder shares the No. 3 rank among 238 higher education institutions in the nation for hosting students of Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program.

The data, released last month by the Institute of International Education, or IIE, shows that CU-Boulder is home to 32 students through the program. Iowa State University also is hosting 32 students. 

Degraded military lands to get ecological boost from CU-led effort

Some arid lands in the American West degraded by military exercises that date back to General George Patton’s Word War II maneuvers in the Mojave Desert should get a boost from an innovative research project led by the University of Colorado Bould

Community Notes

Katherine Skallerud

Emotional Intelligence (EI) workshop

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. EI has been shown to increase job performance, productivity, and personal excellence. This seminar explores this important ability and provides skills to improve your own EI.

Pulling pipe

Watch a directional boring and utility conduit pull near C4C

As part of the campus utility system project, a utility conduit "pull" will take place on Monday, November 19, from 7:30 a.m.—5 p.m. near C4C. The event provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to observe this construction technique.

Beware of holiday phishing attacks

Our campus is constantly under attack by a barrage of attempts to steal personal information (aka phishing). Often these attacks come during holidays when campus IT support is unavailable. Even when you can’t contact the IT Service Center there are still clues and resources to help you figure out if the e-mail you have received is legitimate or a phishing attempt.

Close the windows!

Please close the windows before you leave the room. You can turn off climate change, protect the building from frozen pipes and conserve energy.

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