April 22, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth is 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize winner

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder’s chemical and biological engineering department has been selected to receive the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

Innovative programs transform undergraduate STEM courses

Caleb Ulliman’s father is an engineer and for a long time he thought he would become an engineer too, but that was before he took a 1-credit CU Teach course.

“One thing led to another, and all of a sudden I was headed down the path toward becoming a teacher,” he said. “That’s the case for a lot of people in CU Teach.”

Climate zones will shift faster as climate warms, new study finds

As the planet warms, Earth’s climate zones are shifting at an accelerating pace, says a new study led by a scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint venture between the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Community Notes

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: new walk-in hours

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) consultation walk-in hours have changed, effective May 1, 2013. FSAP counselors will hold walk-in hours Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the FSAP office, located in the Administrative Research Center Building, 3100 Marine Street, third floor, room A353

Baker Hall Renovation to begin in May, plans discussed on April 23

Baker Hall will begin renovations in early May, and on Tuesday, April 23, the Architects and Project Team will be in the Center for Community dining services atrium from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to answer questions and share the project's design boards. This will be the first renovation of a building designed by Architect Charles Z. Klauder, originator of the “Tuscan Vernacular” style.

Better Boulder Better World April 27

Better Boulder Better World is one of CU's Annual Service Days and is taking place on April 27th from 10-2pm. Since 2006 Better Boulder Better World has been helping students, faculty and staff connect with the community and serve in a very low maintenance way. All Participants will be given breakfast and a T-shirt.

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.

Buffs! Reduce your carbon FOODprint

Buffs, we’re trying to get to zero waste and we need your help to do it. You can save student fees and natural resources: just choose to reuse! Student fee funded buildings like the UMC and Rec Center have a zero waste by 2015 goal, meaning we will reuse, recycle, or compost 90% of our waste instead of sending it to the landfill. At 51%, we still have a long way to go. Simple choices you make when dining on campus can help CU Buffaloes continue to be leaders in campus sustainability.

Campus construction activity ramping up for summer

To answer questions and address concerns about summer construction impacts, we will be hosting an informational table on Wednesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UMC next to Baby Doe’s. Stop by to ask questions, learn more about the projects, and share feedback.

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In the News

Milestone Monday:
Earth Day edition

On this day in 1970, the nation's first student-led environmental center was established at CU-Boulder. Learn more about the E-center history from this timeline.

See more Milestone Monday posts on the CU-Boulder Facebook page.

Learn more about CU-Boulder sustainability at the campus' sustainability website.