August 6, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

MAVEN arrives in Florida

Following a decade of work from the birth of an idea to a finished spacecraft, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission to Mars being led by the University of Colorado Boulder has arrived in Florida for a slated November launch.

“We are now on the final journey to the launch pad,” said CU-Boulder Professor Bruce Jakosky of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, principal investigator for the project. “It doesn’t get more exciting than that.”

Community Notes

Welcome to our smoke-free campus

No smoking policy nears implementation date, resources available

With the Aug. 19 implementation date of the CU-Boulder No Smoking Policy quickly approaching, reminders (posters, lawn signs and sandwich boards) are becoming more visible throughout campus. As part of the phased implementation, the relocation of cigarette urns to designated smoking locations began in June.

Please visit for information about the policy in English and Spanish, links to resources for smoking cessation and downloadable promotional materials to share the policy in your department or unit.

CU-Boulder student selected to play for the USA Women's Rugby National Team

Earlier this summer, CU-Boulder student Erin Overcash was selected to play for the USA Women's Rugby National Team. Overcash, an Aerospace Engineering Sciences major and a CU-Boulder Navy ROTC cadet, played outside center/wing with the U.S. team against France in June.

D2L improvements coming Aug. 14

In preparation for the start of the 2013-14 academic year, D2L will undergo an upgrade on Wednesday, Aug. 14 to improve functionality and fix bugs. This upgrade includes improvements to the usability and added functionality that will enhance instructor and student experiences. You can learn more about the improvements included in the D2L upgrade at Learning Environment 10.2.

Male research participants wanted for paid research study on personal values & medical care

Researchers from the Social and Affective Neuroscience lab at CU-Boulder are seeking healthy males between 18 and 55 years of age for a study on the mechanisms underlying how one's personal values affect their medical care experience. Participants will earn between $30-$40.