April 17, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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CU Journalism & Mass Communication alums claim big national prizes

Two CU journalism alumni have claimed the nation’s most prestigious journalism prizes for their work. New York Times sportswriter John Branch (Mktng ’89/MJour ‘96) this week was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his precedent-setting multimedia package, Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. TV reporter Marshall Zelinger (Jour ‘02) of Denver’s KMGH-TV recently received the George Foster Peabody Award and several other major prizes for his special investigative series, Investigating the Fire.

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.

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. 

New CU-Boulder study looks at microbial differences between parents, kids and dogs

As much as dog owners love their children, they tend to share more of themselves, at least in terms of bacteria, with their canine cohorts rather than their kids.

Aerobic exercise may protect cognitive abilities of heavy drinkers, says CU study

Aerobic exercise may help prevent and perhaps even reverse some of the brain damage associated with heavy alcohol consumption, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

Community Notes

What you should know about the April 20 campus closure

On April 20, 2013, the University of Colorado Boulder will be closed to non-affiliates as part of continuing efforts to ensure that the unwanted 420 gathering does not compromise campus operations. All CU faculty, staff and students will be asked by security staff, including University of Colorado Police, to show their Buff OneCards to enter the campus.

Visitors with official business on the campus needed to register for credentials by April 14, and the pre-registration process is now closed.

Transportation Fair April 22

Earth Day 2013 Sustainable Commuter Fair

Parking & Transportation Services will be hosting an Earth Day Sustainable Commuter Fair on Monday, April 22 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the lawn north of the Hellems building. Many organizations are ramping up in Boulder to encourage sustainable means of transportation by offering great incentives.

We'd like everyone to take advantage of these great opportunities! Come to the fair to learn about programs offered by:

Boulder campus staff council

Staff Council spring blood drive: two days only

One whole blood donation can save and enhance the lives of up to three patients. Join Staff Council for the annual Spring Blood Drive in partnership with Bonfils Blood Center. The blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 23 and 24, 2013. Call or visit www.bonfils.org (use site code 0248) to make your appointment today. Walk-ins also accepted during the drive, which will be hosted in University Memorial Center rooms 382-386.

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.


Property Disposal training April 23

Are you interested in finding out what happens to CU-Boulder surplus property once we pick it up from your department? In Module 2 of the Departmental Property Managers Certificate Training, learn how to properly dispose of your department’s surplus property. Discover your options: disposals, trade-ins, donations, transfers, etc. Learn how to create disposal requests. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Marine Street Science Center 
Computer Training Room W179 – RL6 

Survivor: Sustainability games on Norlin Quad for Earth Day

Join the CU Environmental Center and Energy Outreach Team on Norlin Quad for a day of sustainability games in the sun to celebrate Earth Day! Come by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 22 for some food, stainless steel water bottle prizes and even blend your own lemon slushie by generating electricity from a bike! Come early to make sure you get prizes and food. Contact us at ecenter@colorado.edu or 303-492-8308 if you have any questions.

Janeen Haller-Abernethy

Love & Money - April 24 FSAP Workshop

Debt, poor spending habits, and lack of similar financial goals can create stress in relationships. Learn how finances can impact intimate relationships and how individuals’ view/use of money can cause individual and family stress. Learn practical information about how you relate emotionally to money and how spouses and partners can create financial compromises to reduce strain in the relationship. Compulsive and chronic overspending as well as other dysfunctional money behaviors and applicable treatment options will be addressed.

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