September 26, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU-Boulder/NIST physicist Ana Maria Rey wins 2013 MacArthur Fellowship

Ana Maria Rey, a theoretical physicist and a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, today was named a winner of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the “genius grant.” Rey also is an assistant research professor in the CU-Boulder Department of Physics. She teaches undergrauate and graduate classes.

Rey is the eighth CU-Boulder faculty member to win the prestigious award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago.

New CU-Boulder-led study finds ‘microbial clock’ may help determine time of death

An intriguing study led by the University of Colorado Boulder may provide a powerful new tool in the quiver of forensic scientists attempting to determine the time of death in cases involving human corpses: a microbial clock.

Student volunteers help recovery efforts in several Boulder neighborhoods

Last weekend, nearly two hundred CU-Boulder students joined the Volunteer Resource Center for a September Give a Day effort, working to help clear out some of the mud and debris from in and around flood victims’ homes in Boulder.

In fact, so many people wanted to help, the Volunteer Resource Center had to put a cap on the number of students allowed to sign up.

Community Notes

First-year student? Complete the mandatory alcohol education course by Oct. 4

All first-year CU-Boulder students must complete the second part of the mandatory alcohol education course -- The A Game -- by Friday, Oct. 4 at midnight. This is a University requirement. Students need to complete the last two chapters of The A Game.


Snow conditioning early bird special

Get into peak physical condition and hit the slopes strong. In this high-energy class you will work on core strength, lower body strength, power, endurance, and agility - a great class to get you ready for skiing, snowboarding or any other winter activities that find you pushing powder. 

CU Volleyball needs your help picking a name for the new student section

CU Volleyball wants you to name their student section. Go to, make your selection, then join us on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Coors Events Center where we will reveal the winner and early arriving students will receive a free Half Fast sub.

Learn to go global for your career

Interested in finding opportunities to go global? The good news: there are many options for working, teaching and volunteering abroad, and offices at CU Boulder that can help you prepare. It’s never too early to start planning. To learn about resources available to you and and check out the fall events, including our upcoming panels on teaching English abroad and career tracks in Asia visit our website.

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.

Skirt Skurry 5K

The Women's Club Field Hockey Team is hosting the Second Annual Skirt Scurry 5K at the University of Colorado's South Campus on Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. It will be officially timed, and a qualifier for the Bolder Boulder! We are raising money for our team to travel to tournaments in California.

Environmental service trip to Peru - December 2013

Service trip to Peru in December. Working in shanty towns outside of Lima. Great resume builder.

Boulder B-cycle station coming to East Campus

July 1 - Aug. 31 CU-Boulder employees participated in the Boulder County Clean Air Challenge. Their dedication created a huge payback for our community…the addition of a new Boulder B-cycle station which is scheduled to arrive on East Campus. Keep watching for the B-cycle station coming soon.