April 1, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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CU's 65th annual Conference on World Affairs engages students, faculty and more

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs returns to campus for the 65th time April 8-12, featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries.  Over 100 participants from around the country and the globe will pay their own way to travel to Boulder to present in what Roger Ebert has dubbed “the Conference on Everything Conceivable.”

Ancient asteroid may have triggered global firestorm on Earth

A new look at conditions after a Manhattan-sized asteroid slammed into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days indicates the event could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig, bush and tree on Earth and led to the extinction of 80 percent of all Earth’s species, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

CU-Boulder faculty honored for technology commercialization

The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office is presenting awards April 1 to university researchers and companies representing best practices in the commercialization of university technologies.

Statements on today's U.S. Supreme Court denial of Churchill appeal

Following today's U.S. Supreme Court decision declining to hear an appeal from former CU faculty member Ward Churchill, CU President Bruce D. Benson and CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano issued a joint statement, saying in part, "The Supreme Court’s decision upholds a unanimous line of rulings from the Colorado courts determining that the university has the right and obligation to ensure high professional standards from its faculty." University of Colorado Board of Regents Chair Michael Carrigan also issued a statement on the court's decision.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Discussions, events and screenings for Sexual Assault Awareness Month begin on April 2, 2013 with the 6 p.m. screening of the “The Invisible War” in C4C S350. The film focuses on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims and the systematic cover-up of military sex crimes. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session with panel members including attorney Anne Munch and activist and survivor Valine Demos.

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LEAP Introductory Leadership Workshop

The LEAP (Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion) program is accepting applications for the upcoming Introductory Leadership Workshop! The event will take place from May 14 – 16 (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 16) in Benson Geological Sciences. This workshop is open to all tenure-track assistant professors. Come and join a small group of your peers to discuss topics like time management, difficult communication and a detailed walk-through the tenure process.


Galloping COLTT brings you Adobe workshops: InDesign, Acrobat Pro XI, & Photoshop CS 6– April 3, 2013 at Norlin Library

Galloping COLTT and Adobe are pleased to announce three workshops on April 3, 2013 at Norlin Library on the CU Boulder campus. Adobe consultant, Scott Trudeau is a great veteran presenter and enthusiastic about the new and improved tools offered by Adobe InDesign, Acrobat Pro XI, and Photoshop CS6.

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2013 Energy Efficiency Summer School

Energy efficiency is an essential component of a sustainable future. This intensive, two-week course will provide selected advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the skills and knowledge to understand the promise and challenges of energy efficiency, implement efficiency’s enormous potential to advance sustainability, explore new technologies and approaches to energy efficiency and focus their research on the many unknowns of energy efficiency. This course will use a mix of lectures, discussions, field visits, and case studies to provide students with a solid, in-depth grounding in the growing and vibrant field of energy efficiency.

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.

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