August 1, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

From campus to table: students create garden bounty for diners, community

Diners at the Center for Community with an interest in fresh food and sustainability might swallow easier knowing that some of the ingredients they’re savoring were grown by CU-Boulder students just yards away.

Close the Innovation Deficit

Chancellor DiStefano has joined two other Colorado higher education leaders in signing onto a letter urging President Obama and Members of the 113th Congress to "Close the Innovation Deficit."

An effort led by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the leaders of their member universities, the letter highlights concerns about cuts to federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are pouring resources into these areas.

See the letter at

Set by the sun: An escape from electrical lights synchs our circadian clocks to the solar day

A weeklong wilderness escape from the electrical lights that illuminate most of our daily lives is enough to reset our internal circadian clocks to synchronize with sunrise and sunset, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Community Notes

Student parking permits on sale next week

Student parking permits will go on sale Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. for commuting students and Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. for resident students. You may purchase permits online. Permits are available on a first-come first-served basis, jump online at 10 a.m. to reserve your spot.

Technology Learning Center

Stay abreast of OIT service outage events

In light of the service outage experienced on campus earlier this week that resulted in the loss of key services such as the myCUinfo portal and Exchange e-mail, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to take the opportunity to make you aware of the various communication channels OIT uses in these situations to keep you informed.

Research participants needed, earn $25 for short screening interview

Research participants ages 12-21 are needed by the ADAPT program. Participants earn $25 to go through a short screening interview, and may be invited to participate in a 2-year longitudinal study ($25 per hour for 7-9 hours each year). ADAPT is a place for young people ages 12-21 who are worried about experiencing unusual thoughts, suspiciousness or paranoia, or seeing or hearing things that are not there.
For more information please call 303-492-4616 or visit