December 5, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU-led team receives $9.2 million DOE grant to engineer E. coli into biofuels

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded $9.2 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to research modifying E. coli to produce biofuels such as gasoline.

CU-Boulder students to demonstrate engineering projects at Dec. 8 Design Expo

More than 350 engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder will demonstrate their innovations and inventions to the community at the annual fall Engineering Design Expo on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Community Notes


Live The Life You've Imagined In Retirement

Come to our workshop and learn about a 5 step process designed to make sure your retirement income lasts. Hear about the MetLife Retirement Income Selector: a tool that can help you make the most of what you have. Each session last approximately 45 -60 minutes. Reserve a spot today for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2012 by emailing Tom Abboud at or call (720) 252-6004.

CUSG to make a decision on tobacco-free resolution, students invited to voice opinions

The University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) will make a decision on a resolution in support of a tobacco-free campus during a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. However, we want to hear from students on the issue. The meeting is open to the public and students have the opportunity to have their voices heard at the beginning of the meeting during the public open hearing. We invite everyone to come out and have their voices heard on this issue.

Peace Corps information session, Monday, Dec. 10

Thinking about applying to the Peace Corps over Winter Break? Join us at our last info session of the semester (Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in UMC 245)  to get a jump start on your application. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joel will be there to talk about his experience serving in Paraguay! Check us out on facebook. Also, we know you're hungry so... FREE PIZZA!

CU in D.C. information meeting, Dec. 12, 4 p.m., UMC 425

Do you want to put classroom learning into real-world action and to have a transformational learning experience that sets you apart? CU in D.C. is a semester-long experience that allows students to earn full credit for professional internships and CU coursework in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the CU in D.C. program, please join us for our upcoming information meeting.

By participating in the program, you can:
• Gain a competitive edge in today’s challenging job market
• Acquire indispensable hands-on professional skills & experience