July 18, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Rick George eager to embrace changes at CU-Boulder

Things have changed at CU. What Rick George steps into in 2013, both locally and nationally, bears little resemblance to what he left when he waved so-long to college athletics in 1998. Since then, he’s remained in sports but in different positions at different levels – a factor that played well to the CU search committee.

“I’ve been in sports all my life and never done anything else . . . I don’t want to do anything else,” George told athletic department staffers about an hour before his introductory press conference in the Byron White Club Room at Folsom Field.

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Sanders receives STEM Leadership Hall of Fame award

Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) was recently recognized as a national U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame awardee. NCWIT is a non-profit organization housed within the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, and helps its members more effectively recruit, retain and advance girls and women in K-12 through college education, and from academic to corporate and startup careers.

CU ecology prof garners two high honors

Pieter Johnson, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at CU-Boulder, is having a pretty good year. He and a co-researcher have won an award recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology, and he has been named an Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America.

DiStefano names Rick George next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at CU-Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today named Rick George as director of intercollegiate athletics at CU-Boulder, effective Aug. 12, 2013.

CU study illuminates mortality differences between nondrinkers and light drinkers

As a class, people who don’t drink at all have a higher mortality risk than light drinkers.

Community Notes

data theft

E-mail over quota? Don’t believe this phishing attack from .webs.com

The campus has been steadily targeted by malicious e-mails stating that your mailbox has exceeded, or is about to exceed, its quota. In addition to sharing a common theme, these recent messages urge readers to follow a hyperlink that ends in webs.com. Don’t be fooled! Learn more about how to avoid falling prey to these types of phishing messages.


Euclid Auto Park closed July 21-22 (12 a.m. - 4 a.m.)

Euclid Auto Park will be closed for additional maintenance beginning 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 21 through 4 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013. Please view the pink visitor parking areas on the parking map for alternate parking locations during this time.


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 >>

CU-Boulder No Smoking Policy effective Aug. 19

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