May 28, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU-Boulder Chancellor DiStefano accepts Bohn’s resignation; search to begin soon for new CU athletic director

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today announced he has accepted the resignation of CU-Boulder Athletic Director Mike Bohn, effective June 3.  

Bats and rabies risk

Native species of bats have returned to Boulder for the summer. Unfortunately, our local bats have a high rate of infection with the rabies virus, which is 100 percent fatal to humans. However, an extremely effective rabies vaccine can provide immunity to rabies when administered after an exposure (postexposure prophylaxis) or for protection before an exposure occurs (preexposure prophylaxis). If you are bitten by an animal, contact your medical provider or local health department immediately to determine the potential for rabies exposure, the need for treatment, and to decide whether or not to test the animal for rabies.

Staff Council Update: Fall 2013 meeting schedule set

The Boulder Campus Staff Council (BCSC) has finalized its fall 2013 meeting schedule. All BCSC meetings are open to the public and attendees are allowed to comment about the issues being discussed as time allows. If you would like to bring an issue to the Council, please email explaining the issue and some possible associated actions. 

CU-Boulder organizing effort to establish unmanned aircraft test site in Colorado

A state application organized by the University of Colorado Boulder has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for the development of one of six unmanned a

CU-Boulder physics prof Ivan Smalyukh receives Early Career Award from DOE

University of Colorado Boulder faculty member Ivan Smalyukh is among 61 scientists to receive a 2013 Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Community Notes

Colorado Rapids

Discounted Colorado Rapids tickets for CU faculty and staff

Hello Soccer Fan! Dicks Sporting Goods is offering CU employees half-price soccer tickets for The Colorado Rapids, Saturday, June 1, 2013 game against FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. For the cost of $17.00 you will receive a game ticket, meal and drink voucher and a great night out! Follow this link for ticket and game information:

Summer RTD bus route changes

RTD implemented summer service changes on Sunday, April 28. The Stampede also has begun running summer service hours 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. There are several transit detours due to summer campus construction.

CU student wins Google scholarship, two named finalists

CU-Boulder doctoral student Ifeyinwa Okoye has been named a winner of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship ($10k and trip to Google in NYC this summer).  She is one of 30 winners. Two other students - Allison Brown and Neeti Wagle - were among 30 students named finalists ($1K).

Capital Improvement Bond Projects

Arapahoe Avenue improvements will create significant traffic impacts

Arapahoe Avenue, between Folsom and 15th streets, is in poor condition and in need of reconstruction. From late May 2013 through fall 2014, the City of Boulder will reconstruct the roadway into concrete and add other improvements to preserve and enhance Arapahoe Avenue. From after Memorial Day through mid-August 2013, only one eastbound lane on Arapahoe Avenue will be open to vehicular traffic. Westbound traffic and the JUMP transit service will be detoured onto Canyon Boulevard.

CU-Boulder receives 2013 APPA Sustainability Award

CU-Boulder, long a leader in sustainability within higher education, has been honored by APPA, the association serving educational facilities professionals.