June 18, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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CU-Boulder’s biotechnology building earns local green award

The 336,800-square-foot Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building this week received a Boulder Valley Green Building Award. The impressive facility was recognized for consolidating many high-energy-use campus laboratories into a single, energy-efficient building.

Community Notes

Merit, COLA increases for classified staff to take effect July 1

All classified employees who are employed by the University prior to July 1, 2013 will receive cost of living (COLA) increases, regardless of performance rating. For the first time, there is a matrix for merit pay that is dependent on an employee’s performance rating and salary within the FY 2012-2013 compensation plan. Read more in the May 10 article >>

Phased implementation of campus No Smoking Policy continues

As part of the continuing implementation of the campus No Smoking Policy, CU-Boulder Facilities Management has begun the removal of cigarette urns from areas that will not be part of the designated smoking area plan. Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas after the August 19, 2013 deadline.

Faculty of the Year Award- Correct submission deadline

The correct extended deadline for Faculty of the Year nominations is June 24. There is still time to nominate a superb faculty member!

Three graduate students studying critical languages abroad through U.S. State Department grants

Three CU-Boulder graduate students have received the prestigious U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarship for the summer. 

With the award, Stephanie Landblom is studying Hindi in India, Elise Pizzi is studying Chinese in China, and Kelsey Thibdeau is studying Arabic in Morocco. 


FAQ for Boulder campus No Smoking Policy

The university has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the implementation and impacts of the No Smoking Policy. Visit the FAQ website to find out more >>

Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett

Learn to give Dr. Bartlett's presentation on arithmetic, population and energy

On August 16 the Environmental Center will host a full-day training on how to give CU-Boulder Physics Professor Al Bartlett's pivotal presentation on the impacts of exponential growth. The training will cover topics such as mathematics of exponential growth, fossil fuels, climate change, and skills to present on sensitive topics. The cost for the training will be minimal, but trainees will be required to present the material three times a year. You can find all application materials and additional information on the Environmental Center website.

RTD FasTracks June 19 telephone town hall

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is kicking off the Northwest Area Mobility Study that will result in a prioritized list of mobility improvements for the Northwest area. RTD and Northwest area stakeholders will host a telephone town hall meeting to help the public learn about the study’s goals and objectives, and provide an opportunity to ask questions and share comments.


Featured at COLTT: Join Diane Sieber as she explains how to effectively implement Google+ in the classroom

Register for COLTT now and join colleagues such as Diane Sieber for her captivating session, “Hybrid Courses: Google+ for Mobile, Socially-Networked Student Learning Beyond the Classroom.” For more information, visit our website at: https://www.cusys.edu/coltt/2013/.

Real Colors puzzle pieces

RealColors Workshop - July 17, 2013

For centuries, people have searched for ways to peek into the human mind. The Greek philosopher, scientist and physician, Hippocrates wrote that all human beings could be divided into four distinct personality types. Real Colors is an instrument based on the more modern Temperament theories developed by David Keirsey. It is designed to help people recognize, accept, learn to value and understand human behaviors to improve empathy and communication in the workplace.

Sing along

Great American Sing-Along

The American Music Research Center (AMRC) prepares for Independence Day by singing all-time American music favorites during an old fashioned summer sing-along. Free and open to the public.

Change Your Behavior, Change Your Weight: FSAP Workshop June 19

Wondering if our Change Your Behavior, Change Your Weight workshop might be helpful to you? Come to this one-time workshop where we’ll hit the highlights of the 8-week group program. We’ll explore behaviors that contribute to excess weight and tools that can help extinguish these behaviors. You’ll leave with an idea of helpful behaviors that can improve health outcomes. 

CU-Boulder No Smoking Policy effective Aug. 19

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