April 19, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

A history of providing CU's top undergraduates the opportunity to lead

What does it take to lead — whether it’s a startup venture, a nonprofit, a global corporation or a community? Does our DNA contain a gene for leadership?

Some say leaders are made, not born. At CU-Boulder, top undergraduates have the opportunity to learn or enhance the necessary skills to invent, create, lead and manage in the Presidents Leadership Class (PLC).

Town Hall with University of Colorado President Bruce Benson

Join CU President Bruce D. Benson for the Boulder campus spring town hall on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

President Benson will deliver an update on the state of the university, followed by a question-and-answer session with audience members. The meeting is open to all campus community members; faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Learn more about the town hall schedule and see video from previous events here.

Join the Rec Center for '26.2 for Boston' on April 22

On Monday, April 22 the CU Rec Center invites the CU community to show support for the city of Boston, Boston Marathon runners and spectators and the running community by picking any type of movement and doing "26.2."  Run or walk for 26.2 minutes, lift, stretch, breath or do whatever is inspiring to honor those lost and injured in the bombings in Boston on April 15.

CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano names 11 Strategic Advisory Council members

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today named 11 members to his Strategic Advisory Council.

CU-Boulder students continue stellar record in international math modeling competition

Two University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate student teams have been named among the 11 top winners from a field of 5,636 teams that entered the 2013 international Mathematical Contest in Modeling this spring.

Community Notes

'The Bro Code,' April 24

Join the CU-Boulder Office of Victim Assistance and Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) for a screening of "The Bro Code," on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:15 p.m. in Cristol Chemistry room 140. The event is free and open to the public. The Bro Code examines American manhood, challenging the idea that being a "bro" - and a man - means glorifying sexism, bullying and abuse. A screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Dr. Thomas Keith.

Chancellor DiStefano Town Hall meeting April 18

Faculty, staff and students filled the Old Main Chapel on April 18 to listen to CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano deliver a spring update on the campus goals he announced last October.

The chancellor talked about progress made on the financial, programmatic and organizational goals he outlined in his annual state of the campus address on Oct. 16, 2012.

To watch the chancellor’s presentation click here.

Water faucet

Don't be a drip! Help campus conserve water

You may have heard that 89% of Colorado is experiencing severe or worse drought. Here in the South Platte River Basin, which includes Boulder County, snowpack is at 68% of average. Cities and counties across the state are announcing water usage restrictions, with Boulder officials asking residents not to turn on irrigation systems until May. As we move into summer, we hope to be even more aggressive in our efforts at reducing water usage on campus, with a near-term goal of lowering water usage to 18 gallons per square foot per year.

Michael Huemer

Huemer recipient of inaugural Adams Prize in Philosophy

The Taylor Charitable Trust, in partnership with UNC’s Program in the Humanities, has awarded the inaugural Adams Prize in Philosophy to Professor Michael Huemer of The University of Colorado Boulder. Huemer’s research focuses on epistemology, ethics and metaethics.

The Adams Prize was named in honor of UNC philosopher and Kenan Professor E. Maynard Adams (1919–2003). The $50,000 prize was awarded to the best essay addressing the philosophical views of Adams as expressed in “Ethical Naturalism and the Modern World-View” (1960). 

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.

Sustainable Fair April 24

Spring 2013 Sustainable Commuter Fair rain date is April 24

Due to the current weather forecast and this week's weather, Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) has changed the date of the Spring 2013 Sustainable Commuter Fair to Wednesday, April 24 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join us in the UMC Fountain area. Visit the PTS website for fair updates. 

Many organizations are ramping up in Boulder to encourage sustainable means of transportation by offering great incentives.

Updated CU-Boulder background check policy

The campus Background Check Policy has been updated effective April 15, 2013 to improve clarity and consistency, enhance efficiencies, and to ensure the requirements in the policy support our ongoing goal to protect employees, students and assets. 

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