March 6, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU Advocates Funding in Focus Forum, March 12

Presented by CU Advocates, the CU Funding in Focus education forum at CU-Boulder will help us build a network of informed constituents. By attending, you'll be better prepared to promote the university's educational, research and economic contributions, as well as raise awareness about the state's and CU's funding challenges. 

BioFrontiers scientist tackles a childhood disease of the heart

BioFrontiers Chief Scientific Officer Leslie Leinwand, has been studying the motor protein, myosin, for 25 years. This important protein is responsible for making muscles contract, including one vital muscle: your heart. Leinwand recently won a $45,837 grant from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) to study the differences in the myosin mutations in adult and pediatric populations. She also plans to look at the effects of a small molecule drug on the pediatric versions of the protein in a test tube. This small molecule drug has promise for treating adults with heart failure.

More power leads to more dehumanization, says CU-Boulder study

People assigned to positions of power tend to dehumanize those in less powerful positions even when the roles are randomly assigned, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study found that participants given more powerful roles in two experiments attributed fewer uniquely human traits — characteristics that distinguish people from other animals — to their peers who were given less powerful roles.

Community Notes


FAQ for Boulder campus No Smoking Policy

The university has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the implementation and impacts of the No Smoking Policy. Visit the FAQ website to find out more >>

Now Open: 2013 Call for Proposals for Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference

The 2013 Conference Call for Proposals is now open. The program committee seeks proposals for presentations that demonstrate innovative uses of technology in teaching, and provide great takeaways. COLTT 2012 was a great success, so plan to join us at the Wolf Law building at CU-Boulder on Aug. 7 and 8 for COLTT 2013!

Applying Principled Negotiation to Workplace Conflicts

Everything in the workplace isn’t negotiable – but much is and many daily interactions in the workplace involve negotiation. In this highly interactive half-day workshop, attendees will be introduced to the concept of ‘principled negotiation’ and learn how to apply it in a variety of situations.

Call for Proposals: ASSETT Development Award Spring 2013

ASSETT invites proposals from Arts & Sciences Faculty, Departments, and Programs for awards relating to the use of technology primarily for teaching and learning. The maximum award possible is $5000.

Faculty of any rank and GPTIs may apply. Unit chairs or directors must provide a brief supporting letter. Department proposals for equipment or software that may be used in teaching and learning are also welcome. For proposals involving renovation of physical space, please contact our office immediately for additional instructions. 

Brown Bag Discussion on Bullying in the Classroom

The Chancellor's Committee on Women will be hosting a Brown Bag Discussion on Bullying in the Classroom on March 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Typically, 30-50 student conduct cases about bullying in the classroom are reported to Student Conduct per year. Approximately 96% of these reports involve a female professor/instructor and a male student, mostly with the male exhibiting bullying behavior. Anyone from the CU-Boulder community is welcome to this discussion. Please contact to RSVP or to get more information.