March 8, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

When research meets music: BLOrk

Interdisciplinary discovery doesn’t always happen in the lab. Sometimes it integrates technology and musicians in an ensemble setting to provide live interaction, as in the case of the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk). 

After computer science doctoral student Charles Dietrich and Associate Professor John Gunther of the College of Music met at a campus STEM poster presentation in the fall of 2012, the encounter led to new artistic collaboration through the College of Music’s BLOrk ensemble.

Celebrate healthy living during 'Well U Week' March 11-15

CU-Boulder will celebrate "living well" by offering numerous activities promoting healthy lifestyle choices across campus March 11-15 during "Well U Week." The week of events is meant to bring an awareness to the many components of living a healthy lifestyle, including fitness, nutrition, spirituality, environmental awareness, financial stability and strength of community.

Community Notes

Stress(less) talk with free food!

It's 7:30 a.m. and the alarm beep is the dawning to a stressful day of class, projects, work and a tall espresso. Join Community Health students for a one-hour discussion on how to "Stress(less)," learn about the physiological impact of stress and gain skills for managing and reducing stress. Food will be provided in this laid-back yet informative discussion on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Wardenburg Health Center room 321.

Michael Klymkowsky

Michael Klymkowsky honored for outstanding undergraduate science teaching

Michael Klymkowsky, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of molecular, cellular and development biology, has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers.

Among the achievements Klykowsky is being honored for is his work redesigning curricula for an introductory molecular biology course and an introductory chemistry course. Klymkowsky’s redesigns include online labs and graphic-based formative assessments.

CAS: Catastrophic Asia

Call for Proposals: "Catastrophic Asia"

The Center for Asian Studies is accepting proposals for our 2013-2014 "Catastrophic Asia" theme. Throughout the academic year, the center will host a series of events and activities, culminating in the Spring 2014 symposium. Projects should have academic and public components, and the budget should not exceed $5,000. For details, please see An open information and Q&A session for those considering formulating proposals will be held on Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m. in the CAS conference room, 1424 Broadway, Boulder.

Do it for yourself. Do it for your partner.

Community Health is offering free, walk-in HIV testing on Mondays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the UMC and 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Atlas. Testing is also offered on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the UMC and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Will Vill. Results are available in just 20 minutes.

China and the environment

The legal environment and law about the environment in China

The Center for Asian Studies, with support from Colorado Law, presents two talks for the 2012-2013 "Listening to Asia" theme. "Stability Without Law? The State of Legal Development in China" and "A Green Leap Forward? Governance, Law & Environmental Protection in China." Wednesday, Mar. 13, Eaton Humanities 135, 5 p.m.

Peace Corps patch

Peace Corps PALOOZA at CU-Boulder!

Thinking about the Peace Corps? Come learn what it is like from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served all over the world! Visit our event page on Facebook, and join us in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom on Monday, Mar. 11 at 6 p.m. Round table discussions, snacks, information sessions and keynote speaker CU-Boulder alum and Honduras RPCV Ryan Van Duzer.

Have you been flashed?

There are a few dates left on the current schedule - make some time and get introduced. Technology Flash Events are designed to provide busy university professionals with quick, high-level introductions to powerful technologies.


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