May 1, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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From the Provost: Next steps to new colleges or schools

I pledged to let you know, before the end of the semester, my decision on how we will move forward based on the discussions led by the Environment and Sustainability Visioning Committee and the various faculty groups that have been involved in conversations about such areas as information, communication, journalism, media and technology. I will provide here a quick summary of my ideas on how we will move forward in exciting ways.

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.

Community Notes

CU auction

Property Services holds live auction of surplus property and equipment May 18

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services holds an auction of surplus property and equipment to the public on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m. and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

Janeen Haller-Abernethy

FSAP Workshops - Getting Ready to Quit (Smoking Cessation)

Come learn effective ways to quit smoking and begin to evaluate your readiness for change. Cessation methodologies from the behavioral health and medical fields will be presented in this 1.5 hour workshop.

Baby

Are you the mother of a baby between 3 and 6 months?

Are you a new mom? 
Have you felt down or depressed at any point in your life?

If your baby is between 3 and 6 months of age, you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of a brief mindfulness practice on a mother's mood, stress, and how things are going with her baby. The study consists of filling out questionnaires and watching and responding to a short movie. Participants also may be asked to do a brief daily mindfulness practice. In addition, childcare will be provided while you are at our research offices.

Go for a walk with CU Walks

CU Walks invites you to take a break and go for a lunchtime walk!

Take a break and get some exercise with a scenic walk around campus.

Open faculty forum: OCG Director candidate

Dorothy Yates, a Director candidate for the Office of Contracts and Grants, will be at CU-Bouder this Friday, May 3. She will be available to meet with faculty in an open forum between 9 and 10 a.m. in the UMC Aspen Rooms.

 

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