March 20, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

ICJMT External Review Report now available

Over the past few years, we have had wide-ranging conversations on campus about how we might better focus our efforts in the areas defined by such terms as information, communication, journalism, media, and technology. As you know, there have been several campus level committees, various working and discussion groups, and around a dozen faculty teams working on curricular and program ideas; there has been a productive conversation this academic year about ways forward among the arts-based units in Arts and Sciences. As part of this ongoing process, I invited an external team of nationally recognized scholars and leaders to talk with campus constituencies last month. The team has now issued its report, and I am making it available to the campus. READ MORE >>

‘Tick, Tock, Poe’ stages lessons against violence

An intriguing mash-up of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous suspenseful stories is at the heart of University of Colorado Boulder theatre graduate student Hadley Kamminga-Peck’s new stage adaptation, “Tick, Tock, Poe,” which has been playing at schools and community centers this spring.

Three CU-Boulder engineering faculty win prestigious CAREER awards

Three University of Colorado Boulder engineering faculty were selected this spring to receive National Science Foundation CAREER awards.

CU Energy Club conference to explore ‘energy frontiers’ with government, industry April 4

University of Colorado Boulder students, along with experts from government and industry, will focus on student research and topics including energy storage and cooperation with China during the fourth annual Energy Frontiers conference Apri

Community Notes

Brian Toon

Distinguished Research Lecture awarded to Brian Toon

The 105th Distinguished Research Lectureship has been awarded to Prof. Brian Toon, founding Chair of the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) and a longstanding Research Associate in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).

CU Women's Basketball Let's Go!

Colorado is hosting the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

The Colorado Women’s Basketball Team is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years and the Tournament itself is back in Boulder for the first time in a decade. We encourage all faculty and staff to come out and support YOUR Buffs in their first round game on Saturday, March 23. The #5 seed Buffs take on the #12 seed Kansas at 4:30 p.m.. All session tickets start as low as $25 for adults and $15 for kids and can be purchased at the CU Ticket Office or by calling 303-49-BUFFS.

Commuting Solutions

Provide your transportation input on March 25: 36 Commuting Solutions

Governor John Hickenlooper established TBD Colorado with the intention of seeing Colorado issues through the eyes of those who face them - Coloradans. 

CIRES Distinguished Lecture Series: Steven Wofsy, March 22

CIRES is pleased to welcome Professor Steven Wofsy from Harvard University as our next guest lecturer in the CIRES Distinguished Lecture Series. Join us for his presentation "Greenhouse Gases Across Time and Space, from the Global Scale to the Urban Dome" on Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in the CIRES Auditorium-Room 338. Light reception to follow in the CIRES Atrium.

CU Public Safety participates in regional prevention drill

The CU-Boulder Department of Public Safety – which includes the Emergency Management Division and Police Department – will be participating in a regional preparedness exercise on Thursday, March 21. The aim of the exercise is to examine the mechanisms, roadblocks and opportunities for large-scale distribution of necessary medications in the event of a national health emergency such as a natural pandemic.