September 19, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Need help with flood-damaged CU Library Items? Ask Us!

If you have flood-damaged CU Library items please bring them to the Norlin Library circulation desk as soon as possible. We may be able to salvage damaged items, but don’t wait until it’s too late. Even if items have been destroyed and discarded or washed away, please contact Norlin Library Circulation as soon as possible: or 303-492-7477 or stop by in person.

Anyone evacuated or unable to return to their home, their business or to the Boulder campus because of travel restrictions will not be fined for overdue items.

Theoretical physicist and best-selling author Michio Kaku to speak at CU-Boulder Oct. 3

Michio Kaku, a prominent theoretical physicist and two-time New York Times best-selling author will be speak on Thursday, Oct. 3, at CU-Boulder’s Macky Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and Kaku will begin his speech at 7:30 p.m.

Regents vote to expand anti-discrimination policy

Protection for diverse expression of political philosophy, as well as gender identity and gender expression, now are included in the CU Board of Regents’ anti-discrimination policy.

At its Tuesday meeting at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus, the board voted unanimously for the changes to the Laws of the Regents, Article 10, and Regent Policy 1.C.2.

Stressed watersheds

Today’s worst watershed stresses may become the new normal, study finds

Nearly one in 10 U.S. watersheds is “stressed,” with demand for water exceeding natural supply, according to a new analysis of surface water in the United States.  What’s more, the lowest water flow seasons of recent years—times of great stress on rivers, streams, and sectors that use their waters—are likely to become typical as climates continue to warm.

Community Notes

CUSG Legislative Affairs Commission seeking members, apply by Sept. 27

The CUSG Legislative Affairs Commission is looking for new members! This commission exists to ensure that legislative affairs are a focus for CUSG. It aims to bring students-at-large into the conversation about legislative interests of the student body, this can also result in action through resolutions and lobbying. The commission will also be active in voter registration and get out the vote efforts. Please apply by Friday, Sept. 27.

Board of Regents

Board of Regents approves new Bachelor of Arts degree, discusses two new Masters programs

At the Sept. 18 University of Colorado Board of Regents meeting hosted on the Boulder campus, a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience was approved on the consent agenda.

In the campus recommendation from Chancellor DiStefano and Provost Moore, they stated that psychiatric disorders affect a growing number of individuals—nearly one in five Americans in a given year and more than two billion people worldwide. CU-Boulder will be one of the few public universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program and this should enhance its ability to compete for top-quality students wanting to pursue a study in Neuroscience.

Give a Day flood relief effort Sept. 21: Participants must register

CU-Boulder's Volunteer Resource Center is hosting Give A Day this Saturday, with efforts focused on flood relief. In order to take part, you must be registered. Please do not show up Saturday morning unless you have registered directly with VRC. Registration is limited.

New solar panels atop Coors bring more renewable energy to campus

A new array of solar panels mounted atop the Coors Events Center and Basketball/Volleyball Practice Facility will provide clean power for more than 20 percent of the event center’s needs.

CU GOLD Core Leadership Program registration is now open

Free and open to all CU students, the Core Leadership Program is now accepting applications for Fall 2013.

36 Prize Riders

36 Prize Riders: Ride Transit and Win BIG

If you currently travel US 36 between Denver and Boulder, you’re probably experiencing an increased commute time due to the US 36 Express Lanes Project. We know sitting in traffic can be tough, so why not try transit for a change? Change isn’t easy — we get that! So this summer, we’ve come up with a great incentive program to get you out of your car and onto the bus! Become a 36 Prize Rider today, and your first ride is on us.* From there, the more you ride, the more you can win great prizes like a cruiser bike, an iPad Mini, Rockies tickets and more.

Interested in modeling?

Fashion Design Student Association is looking for models. Don't know how? No worry, we can teach you. We take models of all shapes, sizes, gender and color. Come by Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the UMC Gallery or Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in UMC 386.