November 28, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Olwin named 2012 Senior Scholar in Aging

The Ellison Medical Foundation has named Bradley Olwin, professor in MCD Biology, a 2012 Senior Scholar in Aging. The award recognizes his work "Reprogramming Muscle Stem Cells to Resist Aging;" he and his team are investigating the regeneration of normal, diseased and aged skeletal muscle with a focus on the mechanisms regulating muscle stem cell quiescence, self-renewal and terminal differentiation.

Students create new CU-Boulder maps with ‘universal design’ to expand access

In a new set of way-finding maps, planters at the University of Colorado Boulder are more than decorative containers. The concrete vessels serve as directional prompts for people to navigate central campus.

Community Notes

Cover of One Land, Two Stories

Author talk: One Land, Two Stories

The land in the title is Israel. The stories, sometimes referred to as the Palestinian and Israeli narratives, are told by Amin Kazak and Shaul Gabbay, respectively. Born in the Holy Land on opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide, both men's lives have been directly, tragically, impacted by the on-going conflict in a region desperately needing peaceful resolution. Believing that greater understanding among their peoples is a step toward peace, they decided to write a book delineating their opposing realities that includes their personal stories. 

Holiday Festival

CU Holiday Festival

The College of Music’s choirs, orchestra, ensembles, and faculty soloists invite you to share this joyous celebration of the season with your family and friends. A lively program of beloved seasonal music and festive holiday decorations in Macky Auditorium inspire sold out audiences to make the Holiday Festival a favorite annual tradition. Single tickets start at $14. 7:30 p.m. performances have the best ticket availability. Get yours today.

Tounges Untied

LGBT Film Series Commemorates World AIDS Day with “Tongues Untied”

Join CU's Departments of History, Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies as well as the Program in Jewish Studies, the LGBT Studies Program, and the LGBT Center for the final film and reception for our fall LGBT film series. Boulder County AIDS Project will share a short presentation about their work in the Boulder area as well as information in how to get involved in their program. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the ATLAS Building, room 100.

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.

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.