June 11, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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The West is getting dustier, says CU-Boulder study

The amount of dust being blown across the landscape has increased over the last 17 years in large swaths of the West, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

The escalation in dust emissions — which may be due to the interplay of several factors, including increased windstorm frequency, drought cycles and changing land-use patterns — has implications both for the areas where the dust is first picked up by the winds and for the places where the dust is put back down.

Coburn finishes storied career with NCAA title

Emma Coburn finished her outstanding career at the University of Colorado with a bang when she won her second NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase crown on Saturday, June 8, at the NCAA Championships. More>>

Community Notes

Denver Taiko performs at DIA

CU-Boulder on new direct flight to Tokyo

Larry Bell, executive director of CU-Boulder’s Office of International Education, and Danielle Rocheleau Salaz, assistant director of CU-Boulder's Center for Asian Studies, were on board the Dreamliner 787 when the inaugural direct flight to Toyko took off Monday from Denver International Airport.

Exploring diversity through film

Join the Center for Multicultural Affairs's Summer 2013 Exploring Diversity Through Film Series (film and discussion) “On the Health of Communities of Color” Wednesdays 12-2 p.m. int the CMA Lounge (C4C 320).


Fall 2013 courses can now be requested in D2L

If you’re teaching a course in the fall and are planning to use Desire2Learn (D2L), now is great time to request your course. Requesting your course now will allow you to maximize the available time to develop your course. To request a course, instructors should log in to MyCUInfo and choose the Course Tools tab in Teaching Tools to “Request Desire2Learn Course.”

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eBay listing tip aids in arrest of serial bike thief

A serial thief who has stolen bikes from University of Colorado students on at least three occasions has been arrested. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wayne Willet Cron last week on an outstanding warrant requested by the University of Colorado Police Department. More>>


Buff Bus

Are you in need of student advertising but don’t have a large budget?

Get the word out on the CU Buff Bus! The CU Buff Bus has a ridership of approximately 1.4 million per year and is a cost effective way to advertise to students on campus. Advertise on all 21 buses and receive a 10% discount! Visit www.colorado.edu/pts/buffbusads or call 303-492-7152 for more info! Prices will increase July 1, however if you get your contract and payment in for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year prior to this date you will receive current rates!

CU-Boulder graduates ranked 10th in the nation for service in high-need schools

University of Colorado Boulder students have a strong desire to give back. This year CU-Boulder ranked among the top 10 feeder schools for City Year’s 2013-2014 corps, with 16 graduates joining City Year -- a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in 247 high-need schools across the country.


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