March 22, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Skiing for science: Undergraduates take critical snowpack measurements in the high mountains

In the predawn darkness in the heart of winter, as most of their classmates are still in bed, four University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates ready themselves for an often brutal and bone-chilling ski uphill to research sites in the snow-encrusted Indian Peaks high above Boulder.

Sir Salman Rushdie to speak at CU-Boulder on April 17

Sir Salman Rushdie, renowned novelist and essayist, will speak on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. CU-Boulder’s student run Distinguished Speakers Board is sponsoring the event.

‘Sideline quasars’ helped to stifle early galaxy formation, says CU study

University of Colorado Boulder astronomers targeting one of the brightest quasars glowing in the universe some 11 billion years ago say “sideline quasars” likely teamed up with it to heat abundant helium gas billions of years ago, preventing small

Community Notes

SelectPlus SitterCity and Years Ahead

Find spring break care with your SelectPlus+ benefit

Access to Sittercity is free to you as part of University of Colorado Boulder's SelectPlus benefit. Activate your membership today at The service can help you find a local pre-screened caregiver that is right for your family: 

  • Babysitters (occasional, last minute, school breaks) 
  • Nannies (full & part time) 
  • Pet care, housekeepers, tutors and senior caregivers 
  • Free standard background checks on all caregivers as part of your benefit!
Jobs at CU

Jobs at CU email notifications

Beginning March 25, 2013, automatic email notifications will be activated in Jobs at CU. The Jobs at CU system uses email notifications to alert the appropriate user that an action in their area is moving through the online workflow. Up to this point, these email notifications have been inactivated in the new system. This is now changing. What does this mean for you?

Peace Corps

Meet and greet with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will be visiting CU-Boulder for the Conference on World Affairs. Your CU Peace Corps representatives will host a meet and greet with Carrie on Wednesday, April 10, from 7 - 8 p.m. in the UMC Room 235. There will be a cultural performance, a Returning Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) presentation and a talk by Carrie.

City of Boulder News

Boulder police arrest sex assault suspect; are concerned there may be more victims

CITY OF BOULDER: Boulder police, with the assistance of the Evans Police Department, arrested George Osonau Tiba. Tiba has been under investigation for a sex assault which occurred in Boulder on Feb. 17, 2013, sometime between the hours of 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. The victim is a 22-year-old female. The assault occurred at the victim’s home on 11th St. Because of Tiba’s behavior on the evening of the assault and because of some past incidents involving Tiba, police are concerned that he may have victimized others who have not yet reported the incidents to investigators.

Spring flowers at Old Main

CU-Boulder Today schedule for spring break

For spring break 2013 (March 25-29) each edition will publish once during the week. The Faculty-Staff edition will publish on Wednesday, March 27 and the Student edition will publish on Thursday, March 28. The campus is closed on Friday, March 29. Have a safe and enjoyable spring break!

Beware of holiday phishing attacks

Our campus is constantly under attack by a barrage of attempts to steal personal information (aka phishing). Often these attacks come during holidays when campus IT support is unavailable. Even when you can’t contact the IT Service Center there are still clues and resources to help you figure out if the e-mail you have received is legitimate or a phishing attempt.

Spring break is almost here. Find a sitter.

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In the News

CU Basketball goes dancing.

Cheer for the University of Colorado men's basketball team today at 2:40 p.m. as they take on Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Austin, TX.

CU women take on former Big 12 rival Kansas in the Coors Events Center, 4:40 p.m. this Saturday.

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