May 30, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

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.

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

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.

Community Notes

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 not too late to register for summer classes

Summer Session offers a wide range of courses throughout a series of flexible terms. Sessions A, C, and D begin June 3 and Session B begins July 9. Register via myCUinfo up until the first day of class.

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.

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!


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.

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. Since that time, Coursera has developed another type of contract specific to multi-campus university systems. Faculty on each campus will review this opportunity, decide whether it meets the programmatic goals of the campus, and if the campus decides to move forward, develop any necessary policies and procedures for its MOOCs. The new contract also allows faculty members at any campus to access MOOCs created by other universities to supplement their own courses.