July 30, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Data center power failure and service restoration

At approximately 3 a.m. today, a main power component in the campus data center failed. The nature of the failure caused all redundant power systems, which normally would have activated, to immediately go offline for safety reasons. This consequently caused all computer systems in the data center and dependent services to go offline.

Services affected included VPN, Desire2Learn, Exchange, CUAccess, MyCUBoulder, MyCUInfo, www.colorado.edu and UCB Files. While Exchange email service is restored, it is experiencing delivery delays due to the recovery process. 

Staff from Facilities Management and OIT, along with various vendors, restored power and worked diligently until all services were fully restored. Updates on the issue can be found at www.colorado.edu/oit/node/12611.

CU-Boulder sustainability training program expands to national online offering

The University of Colorado Boulder this week began offering its sustainability training and non-credit certificate program entirely online, making the option available to participants across the nation.

Community Notes

Suspect in Folsom Field burglaries

Suspect sought in Folsom Field burglaries of cell phones, employee lunches

The CU-Boulder Police Department is asking for the campus community’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who has stolen cell phones from Folsom Field offices twice this summer. CU Police have obtained surveillance video of the suspect and ask that anyone who recognizes him to call Detective Paul Davis at 303-492-3459. The YouTube video can be seen at bit.ly/Stadiumburglary072113.

Property Services’ live auction of surplus property and equipment

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold an auction of surplus property and equipment that is open 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.


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.

Participants needed for research on mental health and adolescent development

Earn $25 for participation in a 2-hour study. The Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) research program is looking for individuals (ages 12-21) to participate in a study of mental health and adolescent development.