September 16, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

From the Provost, BFA: Moving ahead together after a disaster

The opening of campus today represents an important first step toward the restoration of normal campus and academic operations. While a number of our buildings incurred minor to modest water damage, our overall physical campus infrastructure is in good shape and importantly, has been deemed to be safe for our students, faculty, and staff. As of this morning, all but one of our numerous classrooms on campus are available to our students and faculty. We do have some significant clean up and repair to attend to, but overall we are optimistic about our campus's physical infrastructure.

That said, we continue to be deeply concerned about the well-being of students, staff, and faculty who have been directly and adversely affected by the events of the last several days. Most of our campus community came through this historic weather event in reasonable shape and will have a relatively short path to normalcy. Unfortunately, there are members of the CU Boulder family who have incurred significant losses of property and emotional anguish, and who will face unusual hardships as they try to piece their lives together. We are still collecting information about the extent of this impact and encourage displaced students to contact us through the contacts listed on this website: www.colorado.edu/2013flood

With this in mind, we are extending a plea to all of you to be understanding of, and attentive to the unusual and unfortunate circumstances that some of our students, staff and faculty will be facing in the days, weeks, and months to come. Specifically, we would like to request the following from the members of our campus community.

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Former CU-Boulder Chancellor Roderic Park dies at 81

Roderic B. Park, who served as chancellor of the University of Colorado Boulder, died Sept. 6 at his home, according to the University of California, Berkeley. He was 81.

Community Notes

students back to campus

Classes resume at CU-Boulder

The campus was up and running on a normal schedule this morning. Thanks to all who worked tirelessly to make it happen, and who struggled through traffic and rain to get to campus this morning. You are amazing.

For members of our CU family who are still displaced and who haven't joined us yet, we don't want you to worry. Above all, we want you to be safe. We also want you to let us know what you need so we can support you during this difficult time. 

RTD Route 209 Public Meetings

Three times a year, RTD makes service changes to our system to meet the diverse travel needs of the communities we serve. As we review and develop our family of services, we strive to maintain a high-performance, sustainable transit system. The proposed service changes for January 2014 are now available, and the proposed changes may affect at least one of your routes.

CU dialogues for international students

Join CU Dialogues and International Student and Scholar Services for a discussion with students on their initial reactions to similarities and differences between their native culture and their “new” culture at CU on  Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Abrams Lounge, 3rd floor, C4C.

 

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In the News

City launches website focused on flood response and recovery information

The City of Boulder today launched an updated flood information website that provides information related to flood response and recovery. The page represents a re-purposing of the community’s longstanding flood preparation and mitigation website, www.boulderfloodinfo.net. A significant amount of information has been posted, and other information and resources will be added as they become available.

For flood updates and emergency information, please continue to visit http://boulderoem.com/emergency-status.

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