April 10, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Four things you should know about 2013-14 tuition increases

By Kelly Fox, Senior Vice Chancellor And Chief Financial Officer

Chancellor DiStefano to offer spring update town hall April 18

On Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m., CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will offer a spring update to the campus goals he announced last October. 

Otero named Woman Physicist of the Month

Physics education researcher and Associate Professor of science education Valerie Otero has been named Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society’s (APS) Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP). The award recognizes female physicists who have positively impacted other individuals’ lives and careers.

Scientists use brain scans to objectively measure pain

Doctors can measure your blood pressure, your weight, your cholesterol and your blood sugar. They can take X-rays of your bones, ultrasounds of your guts and electrocardiograms of your heart.

But even in 2013, the only way a doctor can measure your pain is to ask: How much does it hurt?

Community Notes

South Park animation director Eric Stough at CU April 11

Join the CU International Film Series for a screening of the South Park episode "A Nightmare on Face Time" on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex Basement Auditorium (1B20).

The screening will be introduced by South Park animation director Eric Stough, who will then follow-up afterwards with both a Q&A and behind-the-scenes presentation that will show you how that specific South Park episode was made.

Student tickets are $6 with Buff OneCard, and go on sale 30 minutes before the show.

Food and Environmental Justice Week April 15-18

Food and Environmental Justice week will feature a series of films, speakers, a food drive and a sustainable foods fair to connect the CU community with food and environmental justice initiatives at the local, national and international levels. Come and participate in the food drive, fair and events to learn how to get more involved in environmental justice issues on and around campus.

Sinners, Saints and Gamers: Religion and Video Games

Do today's gaming technologies contribute to new understandings of religion and spirituality? Two prominent experts in religion and media will explore that question in a presentation called "Sinners, Saints and Gamers" Monday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Humanities 250. The presentation, sponsored by CU Journalism & Mass Communication and the Department of Religious Studies will explore the history of religion and gaming, games as religious practice, and how today's game technologies might intersect with new understandings of religion and spirituality.

Salman Rushdie

An evening with Sir Salman Rushdie

The Distinguished Speakers Board is proud to announce that Sir Salman Rushdie will be coming to CU’s campus to speak at Macky Auditorium. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 17. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Anne Tapp

Violence in Older Adult Relationships - April 18 FSAP Workshop

Violence in relationships can be unique among adults, ages 40+. Learn about relationship and dating violence and the unique factors that impact Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. Resources for help and additional information will be provided. Workshop meets Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12 - 1:30 p.m., UMC 247.


Office of Information Technology

Please complete survey about campus IT services by April 19

Hurry! The Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) online survey about your experience with campus IT services is closing next week. Check your e-mail for an invitation with the subject line “Please Complete Survey about Campus IT Services by April 19th” which includes a personalized link to complete your survey. Your responses are critical to OIT’s ability to align its services to your IT needs.


Communication Seminar - May 1

This 2-hour communication seminar focuses on analyzing barriers that inhibit listening skills. Identify skills in speaking clearly, directly, and strategize solutions to communication challenges. If you're committed to enhancing this skill, then this seminar is designed for you! 

To register, please visit the Human Resources training website, or email Yee.Chan@colorado.edu.

Instructor: Omaira Bankston, Organizational and Employee Development.

2013 Day of Service: Wanted project leaders and task captains

The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) is seeking project leaders and task captains for the 2013 University of Colorado Day of Service.

Day of Service is a new program with the goal of introducing first-year CU-Boulder students to ongoing volunteerism by connecting them to the resources and long-term needs of the campus and surrounding communities. 

One Million Acts of Green

CU-Boulder students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to use One Million Acts of Green -- an online sustainability tool and social network that allows participants to build and track sustainability plans, measure the individual and collective impacts of their actions, and share their progress among Facebook friends and Twitter followers. There are more than 100 acts of green from which to choose, from taking public transit instead of driving, to carrying a reusable water bottle, and eating vegetarian at least once a week.

University of Colorado

2013-14 Call for Proposals: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) - President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative

Faculty from all disciplines are invited to become investigators in CU's President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC), now beginning its eighth year and establishing its 2013-14 cohort of Faculty Researchers. Central to the work of the Collaborative is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and undertakes an investigation aimed at deepening understanding of disciplinary pedagogy and related to an important issue in learning.

Twenty minutes of your time, a lifetime of informed health decisions

Knowing your status is one of the best ways to prevent transmission of HIV.

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