August 28, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Let Freedom Ring: CU-Boulder commemorates 50th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream'

The power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words have resonated through the last half-century and shaped CU’s learning and living environment from civics classes and student groups, to internships with the “I Have A Dream” Foundation.

Today, the campus participated in the international observation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Vice Chancellor Bob Boswell marked the occasion as he “Let Freedom Ring” from the Center for Community’s bell at 3 p.m.

Search committee for CU-Boulder College of Music dean announced

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the formation of a search committee to lead a national search for a new dean of the College of Music.

Hundreds of benefactors to bicycle farther, higher for CU-Boulder scholarships Sept. 8

If the distance and difficulty of Colorado’s many organized bicycling events is any indication, a flat, 100-mile bicycle ride is not, for many riders, quite tough enough.

CU study relies on twins and their parents to understand height-IQ connection

The fact that taller people also tend to be slightly smarter is due in roughly equal parts to two phenomena—the same genes affect both traits and taller people are more likely than average to mate with smarter people and vice versa—according to a

Community Notes

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Safety update: No assault at Folsom Stadium

On Aug. 26, 2013, CU Police received a third-party report of a possible sexual assault which may have occurred at Folsom Stadium the evening prior. CU Police have since identified and interviewed both individuals involved. These interviews revealed that there was no sexual contact between the individuals and that no crime occurred. Read the original safety advisory at the CU Police Department website.

Startup Phenomenon Women

Startup Phenomenon Women comes to CU-Boulder Sept. 3

This one-day conference features a lineup of world-class entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers coming together to explore and discuss women who are reshaping entire industries as well as local entrepreneurial ecosystems. We will dive into finance, mentorship, social entrepreneurship, negotiation and many other topics. Drop in, or stay with us the whole day on Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus. Discounted CU student tickets available.

Free lecture Aug. 29: 'Why Are There So Few Conservatives in Higher Education, and Does It Matter?'

Steven Hayward, the inaugural Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado Boulder will give the lecture “Why Are There So Few Conservatives in Higher Education, and Does It Matter?" on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 7-9 p.m. in the Old Main chapel.

College Colors Day

Show your CU pride - College Colors Day is this Friday

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel throughout the day on Friday, August 30. Break out your black and gold (and silver and gold) and show your CU pride.

Quit smoking

Weekly FSAP Smoking Cessation support groups for Fall 2013

Thinking of quitting? The latest research on smoking cessation shows that group counseling can increase your success. We’ll focus on ways to build motivation to quit, steps toward quitting, quit aids (prescription and OTC), and planning to ‘stay quit’. This is a weekly group meeting and is open to CU-Boulder employees.

Tackle Hunger on Sept. 1

The University of Colorado and Colorado State University, the state’s two research institutions, are teaming up to “Tackle Hunger” on the same day Colorado Buffaloes Football and the Rams square off in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver, this Sunday, 9/1, 4 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. To learn more visit Facebook.

Wind engineers

Asakawa recognized with national award of excellence

Glenn Asakawa, associate director for photography and video in University Communications at CU-Boulder, was recently recognized with an award of excellence in the 2013 UCDA National Design competition for his cover photo “Wind Engineers”. The photo appeared in the most recent edition of the CU Engineering magazine. Glenn is a CU-Boulder alumnus and Pulitzer prize-winning photographer. This is his third UCDA national award.

Generations in the Workplace workshop offered Sept. 11

Ever wonder if generational differences are hampering your workplace effectiveness? This Generations in the Workplace seminar will examine the different perspectives each generation brings to the workplace as well as offer tips on how to maximize interactions with co-workers. Special emphasis will be placed on communicating with, motivating, and rewarding different generations.

Nominations for the Student Affairs "Faculty of the Year" award due Aug. 31

The Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award recognizes a superb faculty member that demonstrates outstanding engagement with students and contributions to the Division of Student Affairs.