August 15, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at CU Law School

A standing-room-only crowd in the Wolf Law Building’s Wittemyer Courtroom and nearly 100 others in an overflow room gathered yesterday as EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall discussed President Obama’s Climate Action Plan at the CU Law School.

Fall residence hall move-in parking and traffic impacts

Fall residence hall move-in will begin the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 20 and will continue through Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. 

We ask that faculty, staff, and student permit holders on campus honor requests from Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) to temporarily relocate during this time. Traffic on campus may be congested. Consider using alternative methods of transportation to get to campus like bussing, biking, or carpooling. We also ask that vendors avoid deliveries on Tuesday/Thursday of this week; large vehicles will be denied access during peak move-in times.

Week of Welcome to feature convocation, music fest and more

Dozens of activities await new CU-Boulder students starting Aug. 22, including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.

Students conduct alpine fieldwork on the effects of climate change and air pollution

Perched on a mountain ridge at 10,000 feet, University of Colorado Boulder senior Taylor Stratton watches pikas scurrying among boulders and rocky debris. Lower down the wind-swept ridge Brian Shreve collects soil and plant samples in one of the 20 marked-off plots that dot the slope. 

This summer the two students have been working in the alpine environment of the Colorado Rocky Mountains 26 miles west of Boulder. They are part of the 20 other undergraduates and 30 or so researchers and graduate students who are conducting research at the CU-Boulder Mountain Research Station, an interdisciplinary facility of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.

Colorado Mesa University-CU-Boulder partnership program receives accreditation

The University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction today announced the successful accreditation of their partnership program by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Community Notes

Back to School

SelectPlus can help with back-to-school

Have you explored the many ways SelectPlus’ Sittercity can help with back-to-school? If you enter a Boulder area zip code into the Sittercity search engine you may be surprised to find over 3,000 childcare providers, 350 tutors, 200 eldercare providers, 450 individuals providing housekeeping services, and 1,400 pet sitters. 

RTD bus

Fall RTD schedule changes impacting campus

RTD’s fall schedule changes will begin Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. To determine if your regularly ridden route will be impacted, you can visit RTD’s service changes website. Routes impacted include the 209 and the Stampede.


Transit impacted by 18th and Colorado construction

Transit routes (209, J, Stampede, and the HOP) that are currently detoured due to construction at 18th & Colorado Avenue will resume normal service once the road has reopened. To assure that you are getting the most up-to-date transit impacts information, be sure to sign-up for RTD Rider Alerts. Rider Alerts send email notifications to riders which pertain to specific routes.

CU photography session

Head and shoulder portraits for faculty and staff

Do you need to dress up your C.V.? Is your website, bio sheet or professional organization portrait out-of-date? The Office of Strategic Relations offers complimentary head and shoulders photographs for university faculty and staff. Call 303-492-3119 to make an appointment for one of our portraiture sessions, held in our East Campus studio each month on the second Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and on the last Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m.

CU sophomores medal at Dressage Junior Olympics

CU sophomores Sadie Lahey and Devon Wycoff earn medals at the Junior Olympic Equestrian Games.

Research study to prevent depression in pregnant women

We are currently recruiting pregnant women to participate in a research study examining an web-based program to prevent depression.

CU-Boulder No Smoking Policy effective Aug. 19

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In the News

Westbound Arapahoe Ave. to reopen between Folsom and 15th streets on Saturday, Aug. 17

On Saturday, Aug. 17, westbound Arapahoe Avenue is scheduled to reopen, providing traffic flow in both directions between Folsom and 15th streets. On Monday, Aug. 19, the JUMP bus route is scheduled to return to Arapahoe Avenue (in both directions), with temporary bus stop closures.

This second phase of construction, with both directions of traffic open, will remain in effect through mid-May 2014. During off-peak daytime hours (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), sections of Arapahoe Avenue will be narrowed to one lane of alternating traffic.

Learn more at the City of Boulder website.