April 5, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Stampede event to bring social responsibility out of boardroom, into community April 15-19

Ethics and values are indispensable within the workforce, so state the world's top CEOs. Now the campus community and the public get an opportunity to see how CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business is elevating social responsibility in educating the next generation of business leaders during the inaugural CESR Stampede April 15-19.

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."

How America’s pastime came to the Rockies

Twenty years ago Major League Baseball came to the Rocky Mountain region, ushering in the era of the Colorado Rockies. Watch as History Professor Thomas Zeiler talks about why Colorado was a good fit for Major League Baseball in this video produced by CU-Boulder students Brittany Moore, Michael Schwartz and Allyce Farino.

Thin, low Arctic clouds played important role in the massive 2012 Greenland ice melt

Clouds over the central Greenland Ice Sheet last July were “just right” for driving surface temperatures there above the melting point, according to a new study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the universities of Wisconsin, Idaho and Colorado. The study, published April 3, 2013 in Nature, found that thin, low-lying clouds allowed the sun’s energy to pass through and warm the surface of the ice, while at the same time trapping heat near the surface of the ice cap. This combination played a significant role in last summer's record-breaking melt.

Community Notes

Nominate a superb faculty member for the Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award

The Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award recognizes a superb faculty member that demonstrates outstanding engagement with students and contributions to the Division of Student Affairs. The deadline for submission is May 3, 2013. 

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i>Clicker Update Is Not Compatible with Campus Base Stations

On Monday, April 1, 2013, i>Clicker announced a software update to version 6.2.4. The Office of Information Technology strongly recommends that no one install this update at this point in time. The base stations that have been placed in classrooms all over campus, as well as those registered to individual instructors, are not compatible with this update.

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.

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April 16 “Sleep to Learn” Presentation

Community Health is offering a free, open session of our “Sleep to Learn” presentation on April 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Wardenburg’s West Solarium. This program covers the weird science of sleep, and the hidden impact of sleep on everything from mood and learning to sex drive. Free food will served! For a complete description of presentations we offer, visit http://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/what-we-offer/presentations.

 

CU photography session

Head and shoulder portraits for faculty and staff

Do you need to dress up your C.V.? Is your website, bio sheet or professional organization portrait out-of-date? University Communications offers complimentary head and shoulders photographs for university faculty and staff. Call 303-492-3119 to make an appointment for one of our portraiture sessions, held in our East Campus studio each month on the second Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and on the last Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m.

Tedx CU

CU-Boulder will host its first sponsored TEDx event on April 19, 2013. The event will take place in Wittemeyer court room from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and will include dinner by Hungry Buffs. Tickets are available online at TedxCu.com. Like our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date.

 

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