June 6, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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John Bennett steps down at ATLAS, nominations sought for next director

After six extraordinary years of service, John Bennett is stepping down as Faculty Director of the University of Colorado Boulder ATLAS Institute. Under John’s leadership, ATLAS has launched a professional M.S. degree in Information and Communication Technology for Development, grown its Ph.D. program in Technology, Media and Society from two to nearly 20 students and grown its popular certificate and minor in Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) from about 250 to about 800 undergraduates.

2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens this weekend

A Midsummer Night's Dream kicks off the 2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival season, with a preview performance on Friday, June 7 and opening night on Saturday, June 8. Dream a little dream of love and laughter as Shakespeare's most beloved comedy casts its spell on the enchanting Mary Rippon stage.

CU-Boulder prof to lead NASA campaign to study North American air quality

A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global climate consequences.

CU-Boulder environmental design class prints 3-D model of campus

Sara Bryant didn’t touch a piece of paper or even an Exacto knife for her model-building course last month. The junior in environmental design and her classmates used the latest software and machinery to build prototype models of the CU-Boulder campus. Their tools included a computerized router, a laser cutter and a brand new 3-D printer.

Protein linked with tumor growth could be potential target for cancer-fighting drugs, according to study led by CU-Boulder

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered a protein complex that could be targeted with drugs to stunt tumor growth.

Community Notes

2013 Diversity and Inclusion Summit Session proposals due June 19

The Diversity and Inclusion Summit Committee is seeking proposals for the 2013 Summit held at CU-Boulder Nov. 13-14. Proposals should identify innovative and progressive action toward diversity, inclusion and social justice, and should meet the theme and promote action for “Building the Road Map: Realizing Diversity and Inclusion for CU-Boulder, City of Boulder and Boulder County.”

Colorado Law Ranks 8th in state and local clerkships in U.S. News Best Law Schools report

With the class of 2011, Colorado Law continued its strong tradition of placing graduates into judicial clerkships, ranking 8th in state and local clerkships in the newly released U.S. News & World Report Best Law Schools Report. Including judicial fellows, 38 members of the class of 2011 went into post-graduate clerkships.

Bursar's Office will open at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, June 7

The Bursar's Office will open at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, June 7, so that staff can attend a special training. Payroll checks will be available starting at 9:15 a.m.


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FSAP Workshops - Getting Ready to Quit (Smoking Cessation)

Come learn effective ways to quit smoking and begin to evaluate your readiness for change. Cessation methodologies from the behavioral health and medical fields will be presented in this 1.5 hour workshop.

Research study to prevent depression in pregnant women

We are currently recruiting pregnant women to participate in a research study examining an web-based program to prevent depression.


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