May 3, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Anseth, Kapteyn elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two University of Colorado Boulder professors have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Insect eye-inspired camera captures wide view with no distortion

When praying mantises, dragonflies, ants and other insects peer out at the world, their bulging, compound eyes allow them to see an incredibly wide field of view with an almost infinite depth of field.

Imitating the functionality of an insect eye — which is really a collection of many tinier eyes, known as ommatidia — in a camera has been a long sought-after goal for engineers. Now, camera lenses with wide fields of view, such as fisheye lenses, create distortion around the edges of the image.

CU student lands prestigious postgraduate position with accounting board

When it comes to social responsibility, Emily Booth is getting down to business.

Booth will graduate with distinction this May with concurrent bachelor's and master’s degrees in accounting and a certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise from the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder. 

CU-Boulder to hold spring commencement ceremony May 10, Julie Andrews to speak

The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field.

Satellite instrument package to assess space weather ready for delivery by CU

A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package to study space weather has passed its pre-installation testing and is ready to be incorporated onto a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite for a 2015 laun

NASA invites public to send names and messages to Mars

NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.

Community Notes

University launches free ESL courses for staff

A partnership between the Department of Human Resources and Facilities Management is bringing English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to university staff. The first class wrapped up in April, with ten participants in total, including eight from Facilities Management and two from the UMC. Seventeen participants are enrolled in the current class. 

Commencement week traffic and parking information

The CU-Boulder spring commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m., and colleges and schools also will hold individual ceremonies on campus next week. Please plan accordingly. Click on the headline to read more about specific parking and traffic impacts leading up to, and on the day of, the ceremony.

CU Police News Release: Composite sketch of attempted sex assault suspect released

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying the suspect involved in an attempted sex assault. More

ISIS and Portal Maintenance on Sunday, May 5

Maintenance on UIS-provided enterprise and business applications will make the ISIS (student information) system unavailable, as well as the MyCUInfo and MyCUBoulder portals, on Sunday, May 5 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note that some services accessed through the portal may also be accessed through other ways including Desire2Learn and CULink.

The CU Challenge course is open for the summer

Welcome to the CU Challenge ropes course. We offer courses tailored to your group's needs. Whether you are a CU group, school district, business, or other, we can provide a unique learning opportunity through a series of activities involving problem solving, group decision making, leadership, team building and positive risk taking.

Do you speak Turkish?

If you are a fluent speaker of Turkish, then please contact the Anderson Language & Technology Center. We would like the chance to meet you and discuss ways to add this languages to the curriculum. We are located in Hellems on the 1st floor.

Open position for the Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students

The Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (DOS) provides professional-level administrative support to the DOS. The position requires someone who has the ability to network, be a team player, and form good working relationships across the division, campus, and larger community. This person must be able to anticipate problems and think on her/his feet to find solutions. The position responds to student and family walk-ins as well as phone issues and responds or directs to appropriate departments.

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#FollowFriday: Commencement 2013

The 2013 spring commencement is one week from today. Share the campus-wide celebration of the Class of 2013 via social media. Please use the hashtag #ForeverBuffs so we can include your photos, tweets and stories. Check back, and follow along via the campus Storify on the campus' social media website.