April 30, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

April 30 Board of Regents meeting roundup

The University of Colorado Board of Regents hosted its monthly meeting at the Anschutz Medical Campus and did the following business: Heard a presentation on CU-Boulder’s General Engineering Plus degree; heard presentations on financial aid from CU Vice President Todd Saliman; viewed a system presentation on efficiencies; and had a robust discussion among the CU chancellors and board members on the state of intellectual diversity on the campuses. Click on the headline to read more.

CU-Boulder senior, 16, will graduate with honors before heading to Harvard

It’s been a busy four years for Natasha Goss, who will graduate summa cum laude May 10 with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder.

She’s been deeply involved in campus life, most notably through the CU Environmental Center, participated in two research projects, submitted papers for publication and even spent three weeks abroad in Australia.

CU-Boulder continues a rich jazz tradition

Jazz is flourishing on the CU-Boulder campus where big band pioneer Glenn Miller attended school in the 1920s and where today’s music students are making recordings that earn national attention.

Since 1996, when the Jazz Studies Program was formally established at CU-Boulder, the program has been distinguishing itself as a place where future generations of jazz masters are being trained and where community appreciation for jazz is advanced year round.

Community Notes

It’s not too late to register for Maymester classes

Maymester allows you to earn up to three credits in three weeks. Many of CU-Boulder’s most popular and sought-after courses are offered. Maymester is Session M in the course listings and is part of Summer Session. Check myCUinfo or the Summer Session website to learn more about Maymester. Questions? Call 303-492-5148 or email ssdean@colorado.edu.

Enjoying CU turf

Sustainable turf management takes root on campus

What do Frisbee games, outdoor study sessions, and afternoon naps have in common? They all require grass, preferably inviting, natural grass.

Register your wireless device

Upgrade for wireless network registration in administrative & academic buildings

The Office of Information Technology is improving the network registration system on our campus. The next phase will involve deployment on the campus wireless network in academic and administrative buildings on May 15. OIT knows that the campus network, including UCB wireless, is a resource you rely on for accessing a wide variety of university and Internet resources. Keeping the network secure is critical to making sure the network is available and reliable. Network registration is an important part of keeping the network secure.

Earth and Sun

LASP Public Lecture—The Sun, Climate, and a New Solar Mission

The Sun provides nearly all energy for Earth’s climate system. Even small changes in the Sun’s energy output can have large effects on climate, since the energy received from the Sun is so much greater than all other climate energy sources combined. A new spacecraft experiment to be launched later this year will be continuing the existing measurement record of the Sun’s energy output. For this LASP Public Lecture, Dr. Greg Kopp will discuss what we know about the Sun and its influences on Earth’s climate, and describe current measurements of the solar climate data record.

Midnight Breakfast, free for all CU students May 6

Come take a break from the stresses of finals week and refuel with a free breakfast in the UMC. The breakfast will be served at 11:59 p.m. in the Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill. Everything is free for CU students and all students are welcome.

This semester’s breakfast menu includes French toast sticks, sausage links, breakfast potatoes, eggs, fresh fruit and more. There also will be vegetarian and vegan options.