February 15, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Chancellor's Corner: Black history is our history

As we celebrate Black History Month, we realize our African-American heroes are also our American heroes: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, the Tuskegee Airmen, the architects of the Underground Railroad, the Little Rock Nine, and those who lost their lives or loved ones in the ugly but important domestic battles of the Civil Rights Movement. Our past was built on uncommon tenacity and courage. >>

‘Part art and part magic’

It took at least 1,000 hours of work but the result is stunning.

During the 2011-12 academic year, engineering students in Andrews Hall started an extracurricular project to build a “grand orrery,” a mechanical planetary system that illustrates the relative positions and motions of both the inner and outer planets.

CableLabs executive joins CU-Boulder, launches research center on broadband technology and policy

Former CableLabs executive David Reed has joined the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado Boulder as a scholar in residence, the university announced today.

Community Notes

Feb. 19 talk by Federico Peña at CU-Boulder postponed

The Feb. 19 energy policy discussion at the University of Colorado Boulder with Federico Peña has been postponed because of an illness in Peña’s family.

Bonfils Blood Center

Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive

The Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive is sponsored by the Student Academic Success Center Pre-Health Group on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Bonfils bus will be parked in front of the Fleming Building. To schedule an appointment sign-up online at www.bonfils.org using site code A230.

Only 4 percent of Coloradans generously donate blood. Bonfils Blood Center needs more donors. You have what it takes to save a life. It's already inside you.

Ally Week is Feb. 16-22

Save the date for multiple events on allyship, co-sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, Center for Multicultural Affairs, SORCE, GLBTQ Resource Center, QPOC - Queer People Of Color, Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc., CUSG and Counseling and Psychological Services.

2012-2013 Performance Management cycles nearing deadlines

Friday, Mar. 1, 2013, is the deadline for submitting performance evaluation and rating forms for all officers and exempt professionals to the Department of Human Resources. For classified staff positions, May 1, 2013 is the deadline for submitting evaluation materials. Supervisors of classified staff (including retirees in regular non-temporary positions) should schedule evaluation meetings with their employees during the month of April 2013.

Digital dilemma - Ethics

Digital Dilemmas

Using information technology in a safe manner often comes down to the choices we make. If you maintain your own personal integrity, you not only help our organization; you build a reputation that will reward you throughout your career. Learn more at http://www.colorado.edu/oit/it-security/security-awareness.

Don’t get sQRewed by phishing attempts

Phishing attempts can come in all shapes and sizes. QR codes are convenient ways for you to quickly get to the information you want, but they can just as quickly install malicious software or drive you to phishing sites. But there are ways to tell the malicious apart from the legitimate.

Catapult Feb. 15-17

Campus Events

More Events »

Buff Bulletin Board

More Buff Bulletins »

In the News

#FollowFriday - CU in space


Fiske Planetarium

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences

Colorado Space Grant Consortium




Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences - @CUBoulderAPS

NASA's MAVEN Mission - @MAVEN2Mars
CU Lunar - @culunar
Looking for a Twitter feed of all things CU-Boulder? Check out our Twitter list, and if your program is missing, send us a tweet or an email