May 21, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Student life: Learning to be leaders

Like many CU-Boulder students, Andrea Tice yearns to make a difference in the world. As an undergraduate in the Leadership Residential Academic Program (RAP) Tice is learning specific skills that will help turn her dream into reality.

Northern hemisphere losing last dry snow region, says CU study

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.

Community Notes

City of Boulder news

Take an online flood safety quiz; enter to win a gift card

The City of Boulder is asking community members (residents and others who spend a significant amount of time in Boulder) to take a short online quiz about flood safety. Participants who also provide their contact information can be entered to win a $20 Downtown Boulder gift card.

Take the quiz at: before May 31 to be entered.

Quiz results will be used to inform the city’s flood safety outreach efforts.            

18th & Colorado closure: Transit impacts

The intersection of 18th & Colorado has closed to vehicular traffic for approximately two months. The Stampede, J, and HOP bus routes and pedestrian/bicycle traffic are detoured for the duration of the closure. Visit the PTS service disruptions website for updated information regarding transit impacts.

Campus traffic advisory: High school commencements

CU-Boulder will host several high school commencements during May. Public parking for event attendees will be available around Coors Events and Conference Center. Traffic congestion on campus roadways will begin approximately 2 hours prior to the beginning of a ceremony and lasts approximately 1 hour after the conclusion of each commencement.

Following is the schedule of high school commencements: