March 26, 2014 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Firmin named CU Art Museum director

Sandra Q. Firmin, curator of UB Art Galleries at SUNY Buffalo, has been named the director of the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum. Firmin will begin as director on April 21, replacing interim director Stephen Martonis.

Alternative Breaks Program connects CU students to communities

This spring break, CU-Boulder's Alternative Breaks Program has sent students far and wide to engage in community-based service projects.

Office basketball pool picks not going so great? Here is why, says CU-Boulder math professor

It took 48 games for the first and second rounds of the 64-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament to be decided, and millions of fans are deliriously awaiting the Sweet 16 to commence later this week.

Community Notes

New patent granted to CU-Boulder's Bowman research group

A patent has been awarded to a research group led by Christopher Bowman, Ph.D. for technology enabling detection of low levels of biological molecules, with applications in diagnostic and environmental sensing.

elevate your mood

FSAP: Active Mood Management group

Interested in using exercise to manage mood? Join our Faculty and Staff Assistance Program counselors, Janeen Haller-Abernethy and Claire Chang for a 8-week support group utilizing walking and easy hiking to manage stress and overall mood as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression. Participants will experiment with various paces and styles of walking to identify impact on mood.

Moment of Truth

Get a free lunch and hear from Emmy Award-winner Howard Schultz

Save your spot for a free lunch and lecture Tuesday, April 8 in the recently renovated Kittredge Central. Join Howard Schultz (Comm’75), founder and CEO of Lighthearted Entertainment and creator of the shows Extreme Makeover and The Moment of Truth. This lunch is part of the Conference on World Affairs. Register now.

Now accepting nomination​s: 10th annual CU GOLD Leadership Recognition Awards

Know a student, campus organization, or staff supervisor who exemplifies leadership? Nominate them for CUGOLD's annual Leadership Recognition Awards. Deadline: April 7.

CU Lacrosse

Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with CU Lacrosse this Friday

Join your CU Lacrosse team over Spring Break as they take on the St. Mary’s Gaels Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Home games are played on Kittredge Field (located behind the Coors Events Center) and admission and parking are free. We hope to CU there!

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CU in Space

Astronaut-alum Steve Swanson launched to the International Space Station yesterday at 3:17 p.m. MDT. Swanson, who will begin his arrival at ISS as flight commander of Expedition 39 and finish it as space station commander for Expedition 40, is expected to dock at the ISS at 5:58 p.m. MDT Thursday. Learn more about Swanson and the ISS experiments in the article, "Astronaut-alum up and away to space station."