July 2, 2013 Students 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.

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.

No warnings for fireworks’ violators; police will issue tickets

For the second year in a row, Boulder police are announcing a zero-tolerance policy for fireworks violations. It’s illegal to possess or explode fireworks within city limits and violators will be cited -- or possibly arrested -- depending on the offense. Anyone starting a fire while using fireworks could face additional arson charges. More>>

ATLAS Digital CUrrents a success

Last Friday students in the ATLAS Digital CUrrents summer workshop proudly presented the websites they created at the completion of a three-week technology workshop at North High School in Denver. For more on this story visit the CU-Boulder Facebook page.


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.

Free reusable shopping bags available for students

Shoppers in Boulder will now have to pay 10 cents for disposable paper or plastic bags at most city stores. The citywide policy took effect July 1.

Students who would like a free reusable shopping bag can stop by the Off-Campus Housing office (UMC room 313) to pick one up.