December 12, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

What Amendment 64 means for CU-Boulder

As of this week, as a function of the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law the proclamation that legalizes the personal possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in Colorado. The law does not permit public use of marijuana by anyone under any circumstances, and allows possession only for those over the age of 21. Given some of the confusion about precisely what Amendment 64 means for CU, here is what I want people to know.

CU-Boulder, vet hospital team up for clinical study to treat canine pain

Denver-Boulder area pet owners who have dogs suffering from chronic pain are being sought to participate in a free clinical study. The new study, targeting an effective treatment for canines as a stepping stone to possible treatment for humans suffering chronic pain, is driven by research spearheaded by Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins of CU-Boulder's psychology and neuroscience department.

New merit scholarship program recognizes outstanding Colorado residents

The university today announced a new merit-based scholarship program to recognize top entering Colorado freshmen for outstanding academic achievement.

Boulder Faculty Assembly seeks nominations for spring excellence awards

Each spring the BFA presents up to twelve members of the Boulder Faculty Senate with awards for faculty excellence, recognizing their outstanding work. These awards are especially notable because Boulder Campus colleagues make the nominations as well as the selections of award recipients. Instructors are eligible to be nominated. Up to four awards each will be granted for excellence in the areas of teaching

Community Notes

Colorado Women's Basketball 12-12-12 Ticket Special

Today, from Noon to Midnight, purchase a $12 ticket good for the final 12 CU Women's Basketball home games!

Create a Better Colorado

“Create a Better Colorado” with the Colorado Combined Campaign

The Colorado Combined Campaign is your opportunity to aid 700+ nonprofit agencies through payroll deduction. You can give a little every month, and help your favorite agency a lot! Even small monthly donations make a big difference, so log in and pledge today.

Wilderness first responder class coming to CU-Boulder

The CU Hiking Club is sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder Class for students and community members, during the Spring 2013 semester. The cost is $350 for CU Hiking Club & CU Alpine Club Member and $400 for community members. The 80-hour course typically costs over $800 and is being offered at an introductory discounted rate through the CU Hiking Club.