December 10, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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CU Commute: Networking and trip tracking for off-campus students and staff

The University of Colorado community can now access commuter and carpool resources through CU Commute, a social networking website for University commuters. CU Commute is a platform that networks users by alternative modes of transportation and provides commuter carpooling options. Created through a partnership between CU’s Parking & Transportation Services and the Environmental Center, CU Commute offers resources and incentives for students, faculty and staff who are interested in sustainable transportation.

Brooks: MacIntyre makes winning first impression

It was a whirlwind day for Mike MacIntyre, who was approached by CU, presented a weekend offer and accepted before first setting foot on the Boulder campus. He arrived in Colorado at mid-afternoon Monday, met with CU President Bruce Benson, Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Bohn, then met with his new team for about 35 minutes prior to the press conference. He advised them to “do well on exams, don’t do a double negative – just because you’re down a little on what happened, I’m here to help you move forward.

Degree of difficulty: Flips and physics at CU-Boulder

The acrobatic flips of spirit squad member Ozell Williams are a good illustration of how University of Colorado Boulder students strive for a higher degree of difficulty. Professor Paul Beale reveals the science behind both Ozell's amazing tumbling and CU's top-ranked physics program.

Community Notes

Staff Council Update: Communications Committee wants to hear from you

The Boulder Campus Staff Council Communications Committee is soliciting feedback from staff about preferred communication methods. As a staff member, do you prefer to receive direct email from Staff Council or do you prefer to get information from our website? Would you prefer to receive an email newsletter from Staff Council or would you rather read about Staff Council’s current activities in CU-Boulder Today? Do you favor campus mail over electronic communication? We want to hear from you!

President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative’s 2013-14 Call for Proposals

Central to the work of the Collaborative is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and undertakes an investigation aimed at deepening understanding of disciplinary pedagogy and related to an important issue in learning.

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RTD: January Service Changes

The RTD January 2013 service changes will be implemented on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Route 225 will reduce midday frequency from half-hour to hourly service between East Boulder Community Center and the Lafayette Park-n-Ride.


Learn a language with ALTEC

The Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for spring language classes. These classes are non-credit and are open to CU staff, faculty, graduate students, retirees and their spouses, as well as the Boulder community. Classes begin Jan. 27 and meet 2 hours per week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $75 for CU affiliates, and $150 for community members. This spring choose from various levels of French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and even Swahili!

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Palestinian Lives Film Series: Screening of Budrus 12/12 7 p.m.

Come join us in a viewing of Budrus, a documentary about one Palestinian village's peaceful struggle to survive. After being designated for destruction in order to pave the way for Israel's Separation Barrier, one man and his daughter leads a movement which inspires unity in among local members of Hamas and Fatah as well as the support of Israelis, whom don't wish to be separated from their neighbors.

Canadian Brass

A Canadian Brass Christmas

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than with the festive sound of brass music, and who better to spread good cheer than the five virtuosi of the Canadian Brass? Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. CU-Boulder students with valid BuffOne cards can save up to 50% with the Concert Card and faculty/staff get 25% off.


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