April 16, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

New business minor available for non-business majors

Beginning in fall 2013, a new 12-hour minor will be available to non-business majors at CU-Boulder. The new business minor, housed in the Leeds School of Business, has been uniquely designed for non-business students so that they can effectively perform in an emerging global business environment.

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?

In sex, happiness hinges on keeping up with the Joneses, CU-Boulder study finds

Sex apparently is like income: People are generally happy when they keep pace with the Joneses and they’re even happier if they get a bit more.

Community Notes

Move your CULink account to Gmail and you could win a Nexus 7 tablet

Finally, it's here. A Gmail migration tool is now ready to help students (including confirmed students), alumni and retirees initiate the migration of their messages and folders from CULink to Gmail. Also when you initiate your migration, your e-mail will be rerouted to Gmail so you can immediately begin using your Colorado.edu Gmail accounts for all your e-mail and calendaring needs. It's quick and easy to make the switch.

Just in Time Hiring and Career Fair April 17

Students are you ready to find your dream job or internship?  This is your last chance of the year.  All employers attending Career Service's Just In Time Hiring and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 17, are hiring for positions to fill no later than June 30 of this year. The fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Be sure to take advantage of the employers who are looking for you. The event is free to all CU-Boulder students and alumni, and there is no need to register.

Student sitting at Commencement

Spring 2013 Commencement is right around the corner

Are you planning to participate in the May 2013 Commencement ceremony? The Commencement website has a wealth of information for you and your parents to plan for this special day - please share this information with your family and friends! Use our handy pre-graduation checklist to make sure that you're on track, and we look forward to seeing you at Norlin Quad at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013.

Se Habla Espanol flier

Se Habla Español: A Celebration of Language & Culture

CU-Boulder Spanish Club and the Cultural Events Board present "Se Habla Español: A Celebration of Language & Culture" on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. The event will feature dance and musical performances by local artists, inspiring stories about life in the United States, and foods from around the world, and is free and open to the public.

Students wanted for brief survey about Continuing Education

The CU-Boulder Division of Continuing Education is seeking input from students to help improve our campus communications. In return for your opinions, participants will be given a $25 gift card to the CU Book Store. To participate, sign up by April 19.

A lecture on digital learning initiatives; Dr. Amy Collier, Stanford University

This free event is part of the Teaching with Technology Symposium to celebrate faculty across campus who have engaged in efforts to achieve excellence in teaching with technology. The event will feature projects from the participants of present and past Faculty Teaching with Technology Seminars. Come join us for a time of sharing and exploring digital learning at CU on April 24, 3-5:30 p.m., Aspen Rooms, UMC. Registration is required.

Discover energy vampires

The Environmental Center and Norlin Library have partnered to bring you Power Check Watt meters available for check out at Norlin. You can use these meters to test your home appliances to determine power consumption, operating costs and discover which ones are energy vampires. Knowing what devices continuously "suck" power – even when they are turned off – can help you save money on your next home energy bill.

'Forks Over Knives:' Film and panel discussion April 18

As part of Food and Environmental Justice Week, the film "Forks Over Knives" will be shown, followed by a panel discussion of experts in the field of food access and sustainable food choices on Thursday, April 18, from 6-8 p.m. in HUMN 135.

Campus construction information tables coming to Norlin and UMC

Summer 2013 is shaping up to be a very ambitious time for campus construction. Facilities Management has a number of utilities and site upgrade projects planned for the central campus area that will help maintain a safe, functional environment. In addition, we’ll continue work on the Rec Center, put finishing touches on the Kittredge Complex, upgrade the teaching labs in Ekeley, and begin exciting renovations on Baker Hall.

Free yoga & leadership training

Learn proven techniques to reduce stress, increase energy, focus and happiness levels, during a free, cutting-edge leadership and stress-management program designed for college students. Thanks to grants from ASSG & Rep Council, CU-Boulder students are invited to attend the YesPlus leadership workshop April 18-21.


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Our hearts go out to everyone injured/affected by the events in Boston yesterday. CU-Boulder is in the heart of an avid running community, and many of us are thinking of friends, family and fellow Buffs who may have been on the course. 

If you need support, visit our list of campus support resources at this link.