In this Issue
Open Enrollment ends this Friday at 5 p.m. This is the one time of year when University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees may make changes to benefits.
While the overall 2013-14 plan rates are 3.8 percent higher than current rates, the amount paid by university faculty and staff will not increase – and in some cases, it may decrease.
What do 1992, 1987, 1982 and 1977 have in common? These years were the starting points of University of Colorado careers that have lasted between 20 and 35 years, and were recognized at the annual Staff Council “Years of Service” appreciation event.
Chancellor DiStefano opened the event by expressing his deep appreciation for the staff being acknowledged and for the vital role that staff plays in the everyday operations of the university. Staff Council Vice-Chair Philip Bradley emceed the event, sharing historical tidbits about the milestone years and reading the honorees’ names.
Last July, something unprecedented in the 34-year satellite record happened: 98 percent of the Greenland Ice Sheet’s surface melted, compared to roughly 50 percent during an average summer. Snow that usually stays frozen and dry turned wet with melt water. Research led by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences now shows last summer’s extreme melt could soon be the new normal.