December 19, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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FSAP Workshop: Talking With Our Children About Violence

The disturbing events of last Friday have brought up many questions regarding how to talk with our children about violence in the community.  Please join the counselors of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at the lunch hour for a conversation and information session about how to help your children understand and cope with school violence. For additional information or to RSVP, please contact our office at 303-492-3020 or email Yee.Chan@colorado.edu. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 12 - 1 p.m., UMC 247.

End of days: Debunking the Mayan Calendar Prophecy

Tongue in cheek is the best way Payson Sheets, a CU-Boulder anthropologist, tries to explain the supposed Mayan calendar prophecy of doom and gloom or spiritual enlightenment, depending on which side of the calendar fence you sit on. A specialist in ancient societies of Mesoamerica, Sheets knows a tad bit about Mayan culture and shares his thoughts about what will happen on Dec. 21, 2012.

JILA physicists achieve elusive ‘evaporative cooling’ of molecules

NIST news release

Achieving a goal considered nearly impossible, JILA physicists have chilled a gas of molecules to very low temperatures by adapting the familiar process by which a hot cup of coffee cools.

Community Notes

Pocketwatch

Time Management Workshop

Do you find yourself wishing there were more hours in a day? Are you spending a lot of time looking for misplaced items on your desk and your filing cabinets? Getting and staying organized takes discipline and commitment. Attend this workshop to learn how to organize your work and manage clutter and paperwork more efficiently.

Winter commencement traffic advisory: Dec. 20-21.

Winter commencement events will be held throughout the afternoon on Thursday, Dec. 20 and in the morning Friday, Dec. 21. During this time, increased traffic on campus roadways and parking lots is anticipated.

Campus Communications

CU-Boulder Today publication schedule for winter break

The faculty-staff and student editions of CU-Boulder Today will publish once per week during the University of Colorado Boulder winter break. The faculty-staff edition will publish Wednesdays, during the afternoons of Dec. 26, Jan. 2 and 9, and resume regular publication on Jan. 14. The student edition will publish Thursdays, during the evenings of Dec. 27, Jan. 3 and 10, and resume regular publication Jan. 15.

 

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