July 16, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Chancellor's Corner: Campaign emails

In the months before elections, members of the University of Colorado community occasionally receive e-mails from political candidates, including members of the Board of Regents. Because some of you have inquired whether these e-mail communications are appropriate, I asked the University’s legal counsel to advise me on this issue.

Colorado to see continued growth in 2013, forecasts CU economist

The Colorado economy continues to grow in 2013 at a magnitude that exceeds previous expectations going into the year, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up by about 2.3 percent -- a gain of about 52,400 jobs from May 2012 to May 2013.

MAVEN's three-week launch window starts Nov. 18

With just over four months until NASA’s next mission to Mars takes flight, the University of Colorado Boulder, which is leading the effort, continues to work with its partners to knock off critical science and engineering milestones leading up to launch.

A world of images

Greg Bull is used to a fast pace – the 1 a.m. telephone call and the quick trip to the airport; the photo snapped and transmitted so quickly he doesn’t even get to look at it; the mad scramble to the next, much different, assignment. Bull, who graduated from CU-Boulder in 1991 with a degree in journalism and mass communication, is an award-winning Associated Press photojournalist currently based in San Diego.

Like butter: CIRES study explains surprising acceleration of Greenland’s inland ice

Surface meltwater draining through cracks in an ice sheet can warm the sheet from the inside, softening the ice and letting it flow faster, according to a new study by scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Community Notes

Doug Duncan

Enticing digital devices in the classroom? Let's talk at COLTT!

Ever wonder how to have an influence on student texting and distractions in the classroom? Find out from CU-Boulder's own Doug Duncan and team at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference this Aug. 7 and 8.

CULink retires July 31

CULink account owner access ends July 31

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 so that account owners can retrieve any information they need such as contacts or calendars. However, starting July 31, 2013, account owners will no longer be able to login to CULink.

Digital dilemmas

Keep your mobile devices safe

With all the information you can store and access on a smartphone or tablet these days, mobile device security is just as important as securing your computer. Locking them with a PIN or password, keeping applications updated and trusting only expected messages are among the most important security strategies. Learn more.

Tyson Hutton receives Distinguished Honors

Hard work pays off for LDAC Cadet Tyson Hutton

Cadet Tyson Hutton was recently recognized as a Distinguished Honor Graduate at the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). One of eight cadets honored for individual accomplishments, Hutton was recognized as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for Alpha Company, 2nd Regiment. More than 885 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from the 1st and 2nd Regiments were part of the training, and 41 were sworn in and pinned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the July 11 ceremony.

CU on the Weekend

CU on the Weekend fall series offers perspective on Paris, mindfulness, and much more

This fall, CU on the Weekend invites community members to journey to the University of Colorado Boulder campus to learn about topics far and wide. CU on the Weekend is a series of one-day, Saturday classes that are free and open to the public.

CU Auctions

Property Services to have a live auction of surplus property and equipment Aug. 10

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will have our auction of surplus property and equipment to the public on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m. and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

Time Management Workshop - Aug. 6, 2013

Do you find yourself wishing there were more hours in a day? Are you spending a lot of time looking for misplaced items on your desk and your filing cabinets? Getting and staying organized takes discipline and commitment. Attend this workshop to learn how to organize your work and manage clutter and paperwork more efficiently. (Min 8 participants)

August 6, 2013
9 - 11:00 a.m.​
ARC Room 346, East Campus, Marine Street​
Time Management Seminar
Instructor: Omaira Bankston

Richard II plays July 7 - Aug 11

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