May 30, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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DiStefano names Ceal Barry interim director of intercollegiate athletics at CU-Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has named Adele Cecilia “Ceal” Barry interim director of intercollegiate athletics for the university, effective Monday, June 3. Barry currently serves as associate athletic director for student services and senior woman administrator (an NCAA designation) in the department.

Facilities Management Mentor Program off to a successful start

A group of Facilities Management staff celebrated completion of the department’s inaugural Mentor Program on May 21, 2013. The voluntary one-year program, which launched in May 2012, pairs mentors with mentees in an opportunity for professional growth and development.

Water-rock reaction could create enough 'food' to sustain life on Mars or in Earth's ocean crust

A chemical reaction between iron-containing minerals and water may produce enough hydrogen “food” to sustain microbial communities living in pores and cracks within the enormous volume of rock below the ocean floor and parts of the continents, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

5 CU-Boulder students patent medical device through partnership with CU Cancer Center researcher

Five University of Colorado Boulder students have partnered with a researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center to file a patent for a medical device that lets researchers quickly, easily and inexpensively isolate a patient’s cancer cell

Community Notes

System-wide Coursera contract extends MOOC opportunities

In February, CU-Boulder signed a contract with Coursera to pilot four open-access MOOCs in the fall. This Coursera contract offering was specific to American Association of Universities (AAU) institutions. Since that time, Coursera has developed another type of contract specific to multi-campus university systems.  This contract provides all CU faculty access to the Coursera platform, subject to campus specific policies and procedures.
Assault suspect photo

Boulder police ask for public help to identify assault suspect

Witnesses say an unknown male, who was smoking in front of the Walnut Brewery, made inappropriate remarks about the women and began following the group as he continued to yell obscenities at them. The male in the group told police that he told the suspect to walk away and leave them alone.


It's time to register for this year’s COLTT Conference

Registration is now open for the 16th Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT), which will be held on the CU-Boulder campus Wednesday, Aug. 7 and Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Take advantage of early registration rates, available through July 17.

Just Desserts event

Rejection is not a four letter word: Navigating rejection in the world of writing

The Friends of the CU Libraries invites you to its annual Just Desserts event featuring local mystery author Mike Befeler, best known for his geezer lit mysteries. In his presentation, Rejection Is Not a Four Letter Word: Navigating Rejection in the World of Writing, Mike will talk about the ups and downs of getting published, using humorous examples of facing repeated rejection from his own experience and that of famous authors. Book signing and sale included.

RTD public meeting: Route adjustment to Route 209

RTD will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, June 10, to receive feedback on campus in regards to a proposed route adjustment to Route 209.

no smoking

Weekly FSAP Smoking Cessation support group starts June 10

Thinking of quitting? The latest research on smoking cessation shows that group counseling can increase your success. We’ll focus on ways to build motivation to quit, steps toward quitting, quit aids (prescription and OTC), and planning to ‘stay quit.’ This is a weekly group meeting at 11:45 a.m. each Monday on East Campus, and the program is open to CU-Boulder employees.

Bike to Work Day is June 26, 2013

Mark your calendar now for Bike to Work Day: June 26, 2013

Mark your calendar now for Bike to Work Day: June 26, 2013. And make sure you are registered with University of Colorado Boulder to help us compete in the Business Challenge!

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).

Men's Support Group - Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) introduces a new men’s support group. The group will provide an opportunity for men to explore a variety of topics such as partnership, power, purpose, possibility and play.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: new walk-in hours

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) consultation walk-in hours have changed, effective May 1, 2013. FSAP counselors will hold walk-in hours Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the FSAP office, located in the Administrative Research Center Building, 3100 Marine Street, third floor, room A353


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