May 8, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Fiske Planetarium flies into the digital age

Since 1975, Fiske Planetarium has been the Johnny Appleseed of astronomy. Each year, 30,000 K-12 students and 4,000 University of Colorado Boulder students go there to take a front-row seat on the universe. Soon, they’ll get a better, clearer and deeper view. The campus is renovating the planetarium, retiring its analog star projector and upgrading to a powerful star plus video system paired with a high-definition screen capable of achieving nearly eight times more resolution than the standard HD television, completely surrounding the audience with a 360-degree view.

Vast majority of surveyed 2012 seniors give CU-Boulder high marks

In an extensive survey of University of Colorado Boulder seniors in 2012, an overwhelming majority of the nearly 3,000 respondents expressed positive views of their educational experiences at CU-Boulder.

Early arrival recommended for CU-Boulder commencement May 10

The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Field and people planning to drive to campus should arrive early.

Community Notes

Do you know how to harden your devices?

Hardening your computing devices is an essential step for securing your personal information and data. Using antivirus and antispyware protection, regularly downloading the latest manufacturer's patches, and disabling unneeded software and applications leads to safer, more secure devices which are harder to break into. Learn more.

Comedian Aziz Ansari at CU-Boulder May 8

Comedian Aziz Ansari will be at CU-Boulder on Wednesday, May 8, at 8 p.m. in Macky Auditorim. Student tickets are sold out entirely, but community tickets are still available for $35. The show is part of Ansari's "Buried Alive" tour. For more information visit the event page.


Book and globe

Learn a Language this summer!

Registration is now open for Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) summer language classes! Choose from various levels of French, German, Italian, and Spanish, as well as Latin American Culture. These classes are non-credit and are open to the CU Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Retirees and their spouses, as well as the Boulder community.

Don't get speared

Don’t get Speared!

Email has become one of the fastest and simplest ways to communicate around the world. As a result, it has also become one of the primary methods cyber criminals use to attack others on the Internet. To learn how to avoid falling prey to spear phishing attacks and other unsafe types of email, go to

Abandoned bikes and impacted bike rack removal

On Monday May 13, 2013, Parking & Transportation Services will begin removal of abandoned bikes and bike racks that are affected by summer construction projects. Dorm residents should take bikes home for the summer, faculty/staff please check your bike to see if it has been flyered for removal or if it is locked at a rack that is scheduled for removal.

18th and Colorado to temporarily close beginning May 15

The intersection of 18th and Colorado will close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately two months beginning May 15, 2013. Parking spaces and sidewalks near the intersection will be unavailable starting May 13.

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.