August 26, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Jin appointed to Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB)

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the members of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The nineteen member board comprised of scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials will serve as an independent advisory committee to Energy Secretary Moniz.

Deborah Jin, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Professor Adjoint for Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder has been named to the committee. Jin also is a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NIST.

Several hundred first-year students take part in 'Day of Service'

Several hundred incoming CU-Boulder students tried their hand helping others during “Day of Service” on Saturday, Aug. 24. The day was an opportunity for first-year students to get out into their new community and experience the needs and culture beyond the borders of the CU campus, according to Jen Ross, director of the Volunteer Resource Center at CU-Boulder, which spearheads the service event.

Community Notes

UCPD Chief Joe Roy

Join Chief Roy in celebrating 36 years of service to 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 Aug. 31, 2013. Roy spent 20 years as the director of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) before his promotion to chief in Feb. 2005. The campus community is invited to attend a retirement reception honoring Roy in UMC Room 235 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Read more about Joe Roy's CU career.

Youth playing piano

Learn from the best - register your child for youth piano lessons at CU-Boulder

Attention parents: CU-Boulder is now offering piano lessons for youth ages 6 to 17 years old. Through the CU-Boulder Youth Piano Program, youth will learn from experienced, College of Music instructors who are supervised by the CU Piano Pedagogy Chair, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi. Students train weekly with one-hour or half-hour private lessons depending on age and experience. Fall 2013 lessons begin the week of Sept. 2. Space is limited. Call 303-492-5950 to register today. For more information:


The Office of Organizational and Employee Development offers instructor-led seminars and departmental trainings

The Office of Organizational and Employee Development (OED) is excited to begin the new academic year with engaging trainings available for CU-Boulder employees! OED offers open campus, instructor led seminars and departmental trainings. A complete list of seminars and trainings available can be found at the Human Resources website.


Holidays are open phishing season

Our campus is constantly under attack by a barrage of attempts to steal personal information, often referred to as phishing. Often these attacks come during holidays when campus IT support is unavailable or has reduced hours. Even when you can’t contact the IT Service Center, there are still clues to help you figure out if an e-mail is legitimate or a phishing attempt. Learn more.