July 25, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Police Chief Joe Roy to retire after 36 years with CU

After serving for 36 years with the CU-Boulder Department of Public Safety, Executive Director and Police Chief Joe Roy will be retiring on August 31, 2013. A Retirement Reception will be held in UMC Room 235 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

NASA mission involving CU-Boulder discovers particle accelerator in heart of Van Allen radiation belts

Using data from a NASA satellite, a team of scientists led by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and involving the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe known as the Van Allen radiation belts.

It takes a team to dress a king for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Amid the staccato clatter of sewing machines, the wardrobe artists snipped, stitched, embellished and ironed garments fit for a king. And a soldier, and a gaggle of nobles, murderers and a gardener.

In the Colorado Shakespeare Festival costume shop housed in CU-Boulder’s Theatre and Dance Department, are stacks of bins and drawers of fabric, thread, lace and the sorts of sartorial bits and bobs that go into making theatre costumes.

Student-athletes record highest cumulative, second-best term GPA's this past spring

The spring semester grade numbers are in for the University of Colorado athletic program, and the most recent news parallels that of the last four years as the 300 student-athletes enrolled in the 2013 spring semester had a collective term grade point average of 2.892.

Animal Behavior Society meeting at CU-Boulder to feature public talks, activities, film festival

The 50th annual meeting of the international Animal Behavior Society to be held at the University of Colorado Boulder July 28-Aug.

Community Notes

Data theft

Campus targeted by more phishing e-mails

The campus has recently been targeted by malicious e-mails that appear to be attempts to steal usernames and passwords. One such phishing e-mail urges campus account owners to respond because “Your email has been subjected to compulsory update to secure it from spam and unwanted messages.” Another encourages recipients to “verify your mailbox and increase its quota.” These e-mails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the email. Individuals who received any of these e-mails should simply delete them.

If you responded and provided information, you should contact the IT Service Center immediately at help@colorado.edu or call 303-735-4357. More information can be found at www.colorado.edu/oit/news/july25.13-phishing.

Screenshot from CWUR website

CU-Boulder moves up in CWUR rankings

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) recently released its 2013 ranking of the top 100 degree-granting institutions of higher education. This is the second year for the CWUR rankings. CU-Boulder has placed 41 in world rank this year, up from 46 on last year's list; the Boulder campus is also up to 28 (from 34) among U.S. institutions.

Dripping faucet

Water conservation isn’t just about fire bans

Boulder County has rescinded its fire ban because current fire conditions have returned to normal for this time of year. That doesn’t mean we should stop conserving water. Seen any water waste issues that you would like to report? Spotted water dripping, faucets leaking or sprinklers watering sidewalks and the street?

36 Prize Riders

36 Prize Riders: Ride Transit and Win BIG

If you currently travel US 36 between Denver and Boulder, you’re probably experiencing an increased commute time due to the US 36 Express Lanes Project. We know sitting in traffic can be tough, so why not try transit for a change? Change isn’t easy — we get that! So this summer, we’ve come up with a great incentive program to get you out of your car and onto the bus! Become a 36 Prize Rider today, and your first ride is on us.* From there, the more you ride, the more you can win great prizes like a cruiser bike, an iPad Mini, Rockies tickets and more.

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.