November 26, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

B.G. Brooks: CU says commitment to football on upswing

The University of Colorado administration vows Jon Embree’s successor will find a renewed commitment to football when he steps on campus and continues the process of rebuilding the besieged Buffaloes program. Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Athletic Director Mike Bohn said at a Monday news conference that CU recognizes how high the bar has been raised with the Buffs joining the Pac-12 Conference – and the school’s hiring of a new coach will reflect that.

Staff Council Update: A Tale of Teamwork


In the early morning hours of Aug. 16, 2012, a three-inch copper fitting on the glycol line in the attic of the Regent Administrative Center broke, resulting in a breach of the building’s cooling system. The system continued to pump coolant until its entire contents were emptied onto the mechanical room floor directly above the office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration.

Alaska’s iconic Columbia Glacier expected to stop retreating in 2020, says CU-Boulder study

The wild and dramatic cascade of ice into the ocean from Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, an iconic glacier featured in the documentary “Chasing Ice” and one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease around 2020, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

New public gut bacteria study expected to reach around world

Ever wondered who is living in your gut, and what they’re doing?

Community Notes


TIAA-CREF announces individual counseling sessions at CU-Boulder

Mark Your Calendar! We will be offering individual counseling sessions, where you can discuss your personal financial situation with a TIAA-CREF consultant on a confidential basis. They will be able to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Solar panel installation at CU-Boulder

Fall 2012 Sustainability Roundtable

The Campus Sustainability Roundtable will be held Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UMC Room 245. This semi-annual event hosted by the Environmental Center serves to update departmental and operational staff, as well as interested public, about progress and strategic directions in campus sustainability issues and initiatives. The roundtable will feature updates and discussions, and is free and open to all. Seating is limited.

WebAccess FAQ

New WebAccess service providing login to key campus web applications

A new service called “WebAccess” will help streamline the process for how students, faculty and staff log in to several of CU-Boulder’s Web-based systems. Very simply, WebAccess provides a standardized, secure way for users to log into selected campus systems that are available over the web and in the cloud.

WebAccess is being used for the campus’ Qualtrics online survey tool. The next system to use WebAccess will be Desire2Learn, the campus’ online learning environment.

Jenni Schaefer

Body image expert and author Jenni Schaefer to speak at CU

The University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host a free public talk “Perfectly Imperfect: Eating and Body Image” with internationally known eating disorder expert Jenni Schaefer on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. The talk will take place in the University Memorial Center, room 235.


Walk off that turkey and mashed potatoes!

CU Walks invites you to take a break and go for a lunchtime walk on campus! We start our walk Monday-Friday at noon from the west side of Carlson Gym, near the Rec Center. Our goal is to promote physical activity and community on campus. We are a collaboration of students, faculty and staff in the Integrative Physiology Department and the Recreation Center. For more information go to