February 22, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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CU-Boulder Army ROTC ranks among nation’s top 8 units

The University of Colorado Boulder’s ROTC program has won one of eight MacArthur Awards in the nation for the unit’s achievements in the 2011-12 school year.

CU-Boulder was selected as the top unit of the Cadet Command’s Fifth Brigade, which consists of 36 senior Army ROTC programs in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

New Ethnic Studies, Materials Science degree programs authorized by the Board of Regents

The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to approve the establishment of a new Ph.D. degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies at CU-Boulder. The board also voted in favor of new master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in Materials Science and Engineering. The new degrees were added to the more than 180 programs offered at the university.

Staff Council Update: Seeking nominations for Service Excellence Award

University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) requests nominations of classified staff and professional exempt employees for the annual Service Excellence Award by Friday, Mar. 8. The award is presented to one qualified individual from each campus (and system administration), and includes a $1,000 cash award to be presented at the All Staff Council Conference on Apr. 12, 2013. Each of the four recipients will be invited to the luncheon, along with his/her nominator, supervisor, and one additional guest.

CU police officers honored with lifesaving awards

The CU Police Department honored three officers with lifesaving awards at the annual UCPD Awards Ceremony last week. Two officers intervened as a woman attempted to commit suicide; a third officer was honored for pulling a young man out of a burning car.

Community Notes

CU photography session

Head and shoulder portraits for faculty and staff

Do you need to dress up your C.V.? Is your website, bio sheet or professional organization portrait out-of-date? The Office of Strategic Relations offers complimentary head and shoulders photographs for university faculty and staff. Call 303-492-3119 to make an appointment for one of our portraiture sessions, held in our East Campus studio each month on the second Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and on the last Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m.

CU-Boulder Public Auction

CU-Boulder Public Auction Mar. 2: Open to university employees

CU-Boulder Property Services’ next public auction of surplus property/equipment will take place Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013. According to new legislation, university employees may now purchase surplus property for personal use. Items to be sold are available for preview from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 1, 2013, at the CU Distribution Center, 3300 Walnut Street. A list of inventory items in the Surplus Property System is available through our website.

U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges II: A regional Project for Europe

On Thursday, Mar. 14 CEUCE will focus on topics including counter-terrorism and security, transatlantic relations, the changing roles of international organizations such as NATO and the United Nations, trans-boundary environmental policy issues and global trade trends - which all frame positions in U.S. foreign policy. Former Senator Gary Hart has been invited to moderate what promises to be a stimulating panel discussion. Join us, 5 - 8 p.m. at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver.

Three weeks, three presentations, three free evenings of food!

Community Health is offering free, open sessions of some of our most requested presentations at Wardenburg Health Center on Tuesday evenings this semester.

John Legend: An evening of discussion and music

Tickets for both students and community members are still available to see nine-time Grammy winning musician speak and perform on Monday, Feb. 25, in Macky Auditorium.

Internet access will be disrupted morning of Feb. 27

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be conducting maintenance on the campus border router/firewall on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 a.m. to increase stability of the service. This maintenance will disrupt connections from the campus network to the Internet for approximately 20 minutes.

Center for Multicultural Affairs

Exploring diversity through film

Bring your multicultural lens to informal conversations that explore diversity, social justice and intersectionality with others. Spring 2013 theme is "land loss . . . land rights." The Center for Multicultural Affairs viewing/conversation sessions are in C4C N320, 12 - 2 p.m., Thursdays. Join us!

Gamow Lecture by Greene Feb. 26

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