April 4, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Beat the stress before your test

Taking tests can be a stressful challenge for many students. Check out various strategies to minimize your test anxiety and maximize your success in school in April’s issue of CU Student Health 101 e-magazine.

One of the world's leading women in science

"If every picture on the wall of a physicist, or picture shown in a talk of a physicist -- is a man, you just start to have more self-doubt."

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.

Community Notes

assist@colorado.edu for confidential reporting

Confidential Reporting website available to CU-Boulder community

The University of Colorado Boulder's Confidential Reporting website provides an opportunity for CU community members (students, staff, faculty, and their partners) to let the Office of Victim Assistance know about harmful and/or traumatic events they have experienced. Incidents that may be reported on the Confidential Reporting site include bias-motivated incidents, sexual assaults, harassment, hazing, dating abuse, stalking, serious accidents, physical assaults or other life disruptive experiences.

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.

Verve Collisionz poster

Verve Hip Hop Dance Competition

Colorado's largest hip hop dance competition is back for its 6th year! Come out Saturday, April 6 for the Verve Hip Hop Dance Competition. This year we're bringing you award winning, international exhibition teams to teach hip hop dance workshops and take the stage to perform alongside the finest competing crews in Colorado - and it's all FREE. Don't miss out on an amazing night of hip hop dance. Doors for the Glenn Miller Ballroom open at 7:30 p.m. be sure to get there early! Can't wait to see you all on April 6th!

Save money on energy, and enjoy free pizza

Student and Community Outreach on Renter’s Efficiency ($.C.O.R.E.)helps student renters save money on energy. Schedule an assessment, and enjoy some free pizza for participating.

Do you know the four fluids that transmit the HIV virus?

Learn how to reduce your risk of HIV and STI transmission with free, confidential HIV testing on Mondays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the UMC and 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Atlas. Testing is also offered every Tuesday in the UMC from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and at Will Vill from 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Call for Proposals for COLTT conference closes April 9

Faculty, staff, grad students: Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) 2013 seeks your submissions for engaging presentations that explore innovative and effective uses of technology in teaching and learning settings. Plan to join us for COLTT at Wolf Law, Aug. 7 and 8, 2013.