June 4, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

From the Grad School: Recruiting graduate students this summer

For those of you who may be traveling this summer, or even just corresponding with associates in other places, we have gathered some publications and tips on doing a bit of recruiting along the way. Personal contact with potential graduate students is the best recruitment tool around. See our publications and recruitment materials on our website for tips, examples of recruitment visits and more.

Diet likely changed game for some hominids 3.5 million years ago, says CU-Boulder study

A new look at the diets of ancient African hominids shows a “game changer” occurred about 3.5 million years ago when some members added grasses or sedges to their menus, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Leeds students provide financial literacy to middle-schoolers

A financial literacy course, built from scratch and led by students from the Leeds School of Business last semester, had middle-schoolers not only learning about basic concepts like budgeting and debt, but also collaborating on the investment of a $25k stock portfolio.

Community Notes

Chancellor DiStefano

May 2013 edition of Chancellor DiStefano's newsletter now available

Read the May 2013 edition of CU-Boulder in the News on the Chancellor's website. This month he discusses our spring 2013 graduates, new proposals for academic and fundraising restructuring, and CU-Boulder research successes.

City of Boulder News

Police investigating burglary; looking for three male suspects

Boulder police are investigating a burglary which took place in the 1500 block of 11th St. around 2:05 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013. Several roommates told police the suspects are three black males who had been invited to share cigarettes with one of the roommates, who was socializing with several friends on the home’s front patio. The roommate saw the males walking on the street smoking cigarettes, and invited them onto the patio. The males appeared to have left when the friends went inside.

Moms and careers

Doing It All - Support group for new mothers integrating work and family life

Come join other professional women with young children for support, information and camaraderie as we explore how it feels to live a full, balanced life amidst our dual (and often dueling) roles. Topics include self-care, managing energy, parenting, career development, and creativity. Every other Tuesday, 12 - 1:30 p.m., UMC 353, 3rd Floor

Research participants wanted for paid study on personal values & medical care

Researchers from the Social and Affective Neuroscience lab at CU-Boulder are seeking healthy individuals age 18-55 for a study on the psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying how one's personal values affect their medical care experience. Participants will earn between $30-$40.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) Workshop - June 25

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. EI has been shown to increase job performance, productivity, and personal excellence. This seminar explores this important ability and provides skills to improve your own EI. Register now.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: ​9 - 11 a.m.

Caregivers Support Group - Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Are you a non-professional Caregiver? Do you have a spouse, partner, son, daughter, parent, friend or someone else whom you help with life's basic and not-so-basic needs? If you would like a supportive place to listen and be listened to; to share your story, your struggles, your frustrations, and your joys, we invite you to join the Caregivers' Support Group. We meet every other Tuesday, 12 - 1:30 p.m., UMC 353

CU photography session

Head and shoulder portraits for faculty and staff

Do you need to dress up your C.V.? Is your website, bio sheet or professional organization portrait out-of-date? The Office of Strategic Relations offers complimentary head and shoulders photographs for university faculty and staff. Call 303-492-3119 to make an appointment for one of our portraiture sessions, held in our East Campus studio each month on the second Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and on the last Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m.