March 27, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Chancellor's Corner: Be Colorado challenge deadline April 1

A healthy lifestyle is a way of life in Boulder and many of us work hard, play hard and regularly work out and eat right. As part of the Be Colorado SUCCEED Health Assessment, my fellow campus leaders and I have agreed to a friendly competition to see which campus can achieve the highest participation rate among employees. The payout of that wager does not go to the chancellors, however, but goes to the participating employees. 

Flood siren testing begins April 1, launches flood awareness season

Boulder County and the City of Boulder will begin testing the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1. The test is the first of the annual season of monthly emergency siren tests, and marks the beginning of flood awareness efforts countywide.

Why do we love horror films? A CU Professor explains

From vampires to werewolves to zombies to knife, axe and chain saw wielding slashers, horror movies have been scaring audiences ever since motion pictures came on to the scene - and today more so than ever before. Horror writer and CU-Boulder English Professor Stephan Graham Jones explains why we love this genre so much.

Community Notes

Boulder from space - new Landsat images

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11. 

The natural-color images show the intersection of the United States Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. In the images, green coniferous forests in the mountains stretch down to the brown plains with Denver and other cities strung south to north. 

March 28-29 morning updates to affect access to portal content and other CU enterprise services

Over spring break a number of updates will be made to enterprise-level servers and databases affecting access to critical campus services during the early-morning hours of Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29.

‘Chasing Ice’ filmmaker at Macky Auditorium April 1

Photographer and adventurer James Balog will share his stirring and beautiful glacial photography revealing changes in climate at a free event on April 1 at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Balog is the subject of the award-winning film “Chasing Ice.” He will share never-seen-before images in “A Conversation with James Balog on the Art of Chasing Ice.”

Environmental justice discussion series continues April 3 with 'Green Bronx Machine' screening

Interested in environmental and international social issues? Come hear about how Steven Ritz, an activist and teacher in the South Bronx, is seeding change in the Bronx and beyond by teaching his students and the wider community how to grow food, build sustainably, participate in the green economy and transform mindsets and landscapes in the inner city. Join the Assembly for Sustainability and Equity (CU ASE) on Wednesday, April 3 from 2-3 p.m.

Don’t be a drip! Help campus conserve water

As we move into a potentially very dry summer, the campus hopes to be aggressive in our efforts at reducing water usage.

Mary Martinez is Retiring!

Please join us in celebrating the retirement of Mary Martinez from CU Boulder. After 20 years of service to the university, Mary is happily making the leap into retirement. We hope you can join us at a reception celebrating her career. Monday, April 1, 2 - 4 p.m. C4C, Flatirons Room.



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