In this Issue
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 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.
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.
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.
Since 2004, CU-Boulder has held a position in the top four among institutions of similar size. CU-Boulder is the fifth highest volunteer-producing university of all time with 2,353 undergraduate alumni having served in the program since it was established in 1961.
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 thousands of people around the world.
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. The Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science are co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.
The event had been postponed because of an illness in Peña's family.