February 8, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Chancellor's Corner: The proof is in the patents

I speak frequently about how CU-Boulder discovery and innovation leads to economic development, company creation and advancements for society. Here’s a bit of proof.  A new study from the Brookings Institution released a week ago finds Boulder among the top five patent-producing metropolitan areas in the nation.

Conference on World Affairs Announces Keynote and Annual Jazz Concert

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith will deliver the keynote address for the 65th Annual Conference on World Affairs (CWA), set for April 8-12 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Black History Month: Professor Reiland Rabaka discusses its relevance


The roots for African American History Month reach back to 1926 when historian Carter G. Woodson designated the second week of February to be "Negro History Week." In 1976 it was officially expanded to a month by the federal government. Rabaka says Woodson created the holiday with the hope that as black history became fundamental to American history, eventually there were be no need for it.

NASA’s MAVEN mission completes assembly, begins environmental testing

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. MAVEN is the next mission to Mars and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere.

High school students to compete before distinguished judges at CU Law School

The Bryon R. White Center at the University of Colorado Law School will host its second annual Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition at the Wolf Law Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Community Notes


Are you the mother of a baby between 3 and 6 months?

Are you a new mom? 
Have you felt down or depressed at any point in your life?

If your baby is between 3 and 6 months of age, you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of a brief mindfulness practice on a mother's mood, stress, and how things are going with her baby. The study consists of filling out questionnaires and watching and responding to a short movie. Participants also may be asked to do a brief daily mindfulness practice. In addition, childcare will be provided while you are at our research offices.

Josh Garrett-Denver

Ghost Dances reading and book signing Feb. 21

The Center of the American West is proud to present Josh Garrett-Davis, author of Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains, for a reading and book signing.

A native of South Dakota, the gifted young writer Josh Garrett-Davis takes a singular journey back to his origins on the Midwestern Plains and gives us a striking portrait of a distinctive American place. Politics and prairie, art and religion, all combine into a new picture of the region—one that departs from the long-standing images of the area as either a wasteland or a heroic frontier.

Prescription drugs: are they safe? Get the facts!

What are common drug interactions? What about using someone else's prescription? What are the differences between barbiturates and stimulants? What are signs of dependency? What is use and what is abuse? Get answers to these and and other common questions.Community Health and the Hunter-Hauck Foundation are sponsoring a free training from Peer Assistance Services on Feb. 18 from 5-7 p.m. in UMC 415.

Family therapy for youth with mood problems

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