March 18, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Staff Council Update: 80 staff attend workshop about bullying

Late in February 2013, Staff Council, the CU-Boulder Ombuds Office and the CU Women Succeeding Symposium partnered to bring an internationally recognized scholar on workplace bullying to our campus. A diverse mix of campus staff that included supervisors, staff and HR representatives attended Dr.

From Hostages to Hollywood: Read the Coloradan magazine

To cut costs and save trees, we are moving the delivery of your award-winning Coloradan magazine to an electronic format for faculty and staff. 

Don't miss learning how Tony Mendez (Art ex'54), played by Ben Affleck in Argo, helped mastermind the escape of six Americans from Iran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, whether American agriculture can make a shift to sustainable farming and what astronaut Steve Swanson (EngrPhys'83) plans to do aboard the International Space Station.

NASA’s next Mars mission invites public to come aboard with "Going to Mars" campaign

NASA’s next Mars mission is giving students and the public worldwide an opportunity to have a personal connection with space exploration through a new education and public outreach effort called the “Going to Mars” campaign. 

Community Notes


Spring cleaning for your body - April 2

Feeling a little heavy and run down? You may benefit from a spring cleanse to clear the clutter from your body. In the springtime, your liver instinctively wants to dump the toxins and burn the fat that naturally build up over the winter, but it can only do that if you give it the support it needs to do its job well. Come learn simple, gentle and effective tips for putting a little extra spring in your step this season. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 
12 - 1:30 p.m.
UMC 382-384

The healthy side-effects of spring cleansing may include:

Federico Peña

Federico Peña event rescheduled for April 2

Federico Peña’s talk, Achieving U.S. Energy Independence in our Lifetime, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in room 180 of the Benson Earth Sciences Building.

The interdisciplinary event had been postponed because of an illness in Peña’s family.

CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and College of Engineering and Applied Science are cohosting Peña, a former U.S. secretary of energy and secretary of transportation during the Clinton administration.

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Keep those proposals rolling in for COLTT 2013

The program committee encourages submissions for dynamic sessions that explore groundbreaking and effective uses of technology in teaching and learning settings. Plan to join us this summer for another great COLTT at Wolf Law, Aug. 7 and 8, 2013.

Alumni award recipients

Don’t miss out on recognizing CU’s best

You’re invited to recognize a deserving Buff by nominating her or him for one of the 2013 CU-Boulder Alumni Association Awards, which honor alumni, faculty and staff from the Boulder campus. These awards are one of the university’s longest-standing traditions. Award nominations are due by Tuesday, Mar. 26. A ceremony honoring awardees will take place Thursday, Oct. 24 in conjunction with Homecoming weekend.


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