July 2, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Software-defined networking company built on ‘impossible’ technology sells for $125M

A decade ago, John Giacomoni was working as a professional research assistant in the Software Engineering Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder when the group took on a problem they couldn’t afford to solve.

Giacomoni was working in Professor Alexander L. Wolf’s lab and their task was to build a system that could secure the campus from electronic attacks. As the scope of the project expanded, they soon discovered the specialty hardware they needed to continue was a budget buster.

Waleed Abdalati named new director of CIRES

Waleed Abdalati has been named the new director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Abdalati is a CIRES Fellow, a CU-Boulder professor of geography and director of the CIRES Earth Science and Observation Center. He will take office on July 1.

Colorado business confidence surges going into third quarter, says Leeds School index

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has continued its strong upward trend, surging into the third quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released this week by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division. The third quarter LBCI posted a reading of 60.5, an increase from 58.1 last quarter. Expectations measured positive -- at 50 or higher -- for all of the metrics measured by the index. 

Community Notes

History Professor Ralph Mann discusses the battle of Gettysburg

150 years ago, July 1, 1863, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place in a little town in Pennsylvania called Gettysburg. Two days later the seemingly invincible army of Northern Virginia was defeated, forced to go back to Virginia. It was a battle that many historians, including CU-Boulder history professor Ralph Mann, believe turned the tide of the war in favor of the Union. Listen.

What you need to know about Ralphie’s Fourth of July celebration

Gates open at 8 p.m. for the fireworks show at Folsom Field. Please pack light and don’t bring bags larger than 12x12x12.

Volunteers still needed for Day of Service Aug. 24

The CU Volunteer Resource Center will host the 2nd Annual Day of Service on Aug. 24, and volunteer opportunities are still available.

CULink access ends in July

The CULink e-mail and calendaring service is being retired as all accounts have been migrated to CU-Boulder Gmail or the campus Microsoft Exchange service. CULink accounts that were set up to forwarded e-mail now have their forward being carried out by CU-Boulder's Identity Manager service. Access to CULink has been temporarily preserved; however, starting July 31, 2013, account owners will no longer be able to login to CULink. Learn more.

Strength training for women

Burn more calories, improve bone density, and gain lean muscle mass in this new 4-week program! Perfect for those new to strength training or someone interested in developing their current program.

Come to COLTT 2013 and attend engaging presentations such as how to pick the cloud that’s right for you

Come to the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology conference this August 7-8 in the Wolf Law Building and attend interesting sessions including “Connecting Clouds: Tips for working (and living) in the cloud."

Customer Service Seminar - July 9

Would you like to sharpen your customer service skills? This 2-hour seminar will give you practical skills in providing good customer service every time. Learn to handle irate customers while maintaining a positive attitude, and more.