February 6, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Campus No Smoking Policy signed, awareness and implementation phase begins

Chancellor DiStefano signed the new campus No Smoking Policy on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The policy, which mandates a no smoking campus beginning Aug. 19, 2013, has a transition period that includes deployment of campus signage, facilities considerations, and the promotion of policy awareness and resources for those who wish to quit smoking. 

As part of the phased implementation, there also will be a limited number of designated outdoor smoking areas away from public activity, for use through the end of December 2013.

Two CU-Boulder professors named 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellows

Two CU-Boulder environmental researchers -- Kevin J. Krizek and Maxwell Boykoff -- have been named Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2013 in recognition of their outstanding leadership abilities and desire to communicate scientific issues beyond academic audiences.

Staff Council Update: You can help save a life

Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus. All blood types are needed and we welcome new blood donors to join the Bonfils family. Appointments can be booked online or on the phone. On campus appointments available Feb. 12-13 and Feb. 19-20.

CU-Boulder ranked No. 4 nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers with 93 alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced today.

Human bacteria sequencing project involving CU raises $340,000 online

In hopes of better understanding nutrition and health, the University of Colorado Boulder is playing the leading science role in a “crowdfunding” effort that has raised more than $340,000 for a project designed to sequence the gut bacteria of thou

Federico Peña interdisciplinary event at CU-Boulder rescheduled for April 2

Federico Peña will give a talk about “Achieving U.S. Energy Independence in our Lifetime” at the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in room 180 of the Benson Earth Sciences Building.

Community Notes

Dame Julie Andrews to speak at spring commencement ceremony

Dame Julie Andrews is the spring 2013 commencement speaker. The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Stadium and is open to the public.

Guitar Festival

CU International Guitar Festival & Competition

For three days, from Feb. 14 to 16, 2013, the CU campus and the College of Music will open its doors to the guitar world.

No smoking

Smokers' Quit Group (Smoking Cessation Support Group)

Group counseling focused on building motivation and behavior change has been proven successful in supporting the smoker who is trying to quit or who is actively quitting. Have you picked a ‘quit date’? In need of support while you quit ‘cold turkey’ or with the help of medications or quit aids? Join FSAP staff and other quitters for a weekly Quit Group. This program is open to CU-Boulder employees and meets every Wednesday at the UMC over lunch.

Postal price increases

Beginning Jan. 27, the price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters has increased by a penny, going to 46 cents for a one-ounce letter. Learn more about new USPS pricing.

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Pathways to Peace

The Peace Corps has been a calling for generations of CU-Boulder students and alumni as they've planned for and implemented civic engagement and global citizenry through volunteer service. Read more in our In-Depth Series: Pathways to Peace.