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Finding a new strategy for Parkinson’s disease

Finding a new strategy for Parkinson’s disease

If you believe the adage that you’re only using 10 percent of your brain, you’re about to be surprised. BioFrontiers Institute’s Hang Hubert Yin, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is eager to tap into that other 90 percent of our nervous system we’ve been wondering about.

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Staff Council calls for anti-bullying policy

Staff Council calls for anti-bullying policy

A resolution calling for the university to create a policy that addresses bullying and other disturbing behaviors that affect everyone – not just those who fall under the category of protected class – was unanimously passed by the CU Staff Council.

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A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A CU-Boulder student talks about a program, funded by a CU system Diversity and Excellence Grant, that provides learning tools and encourages low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minorities to apply to professional programs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Launching a career in space

Launching a career in space

When their professor proposed a senior capstone project that combined space, satellite ground station communication exploration and the opportunity to be part of pioneering weather research, five students majoring in electrical and computer engineering at CU-Boulder jumped at the chance. It was just the sort of challenge the senior students wanted—one that would not only [...]

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Boger to lead Environmental Health and Safety at CU-Boulder

Boger

Brandon Boger will serve as the new director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for the CU-Boulder campus, following the recent retirement of Derrick Watson and a nationwide search. EH&S provides comprehensive services and support that allow the university to maintain its high standards of health and safety for its many laboratories, work areas and [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Adeline M. Casillas, 91, classified staff retiree. April 21, 2015. Doris E. Dunkelberger, 99, classified staff retiree. April 4, 2015. Anthony G. Lozano, 77, faculty retiree emeritus. April 4, 2015. Sherman Ralsey [...]

Friends of CU-Boulder Libraries hosting author Shannon Baker

The Friends of the CU Libraries will host mystery writer Shannon Baker at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Wolf Law School Building at CU-Boulder. An opening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in lot 470 west of the Law School. The author [...]

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Call for submissions: Science Buffs blog features STEM research

Are you a CU graduate student in a STEM field? Has a graduate student in your research group just published some exciting work? Science Buffs, a STEM research blog affiliated with the BioFrontiers Science Alliance, is seeking publications to feature by graduate students from all areas of science, technology, and mathematics. This student organization aims to communicate CU research across [...]

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CU spreads proven practices to InfoEd users at 2015 User Group Meeting

From UIS: CU is a proven leader and strategic partner with many of our technology vendors. InfoEd, the provider of our electronic Research Administration (eRA) applications, attracts approximately 250 practitioners to its annual User Group Meeting (UGM). In 2015, CU is sending 10 research administration employees from CU-Boulder, CU Denver and system administration to participate [...]

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

Shoemaker to faculty: We won’t always agree, but let’s work together

Shoemaker

Regent Linda Shoemaker made her first appearance before the Faculty Council last week, speaking and taking questions during the group’s last meeting of the academic year.

CU reaches settlement with tenured professor in contested dismissal

CU has reached a legal settlement with David Barnett, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at CU-Boulder, which results in him leaving the campus.

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United Arab Emirates to partner with CU-Boulder on 2021 Mars mission

A mission to study dynamic changes in the atmosphere of Mars over days and seasons led by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involves the University of Colorado Boulder as the leading U.S. scientific-academic partner. Known as the Emirates Mars Mission, the project is being designed to observe weather phenomena like Martian clouds and dust storms [...]

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Anseth honored with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation award

Anseth

CU-Boulder’s Kristi S. Anseth recently was announced as the 2015 Science and Medicine honoree by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Annually, the foundation honors individuals making significant and unique contributions in the fields of arts and humanities, community service. Anseth is Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering, associate professor of surgery, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator [...]

CU-Boulder staff members saluted at Years of Service banquet

Recently, 142 university staff members and recent retirees were honored at the annual Staff Council Years of Service banquet, a tribute to recently retired and long-serving members of the CU-Boulder staff. Chancellor Philip DiStefano, himself a 41-year member of the CU-Boulder campus, opened the event with remarks about the importance of staff to the university’s [...]

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

CU Art Museum temporarily closing for repairs

The CU Art Museum at CU-Boulder is closed to the public as of Saturday. The temporary closure is to facilitate repairs to the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The museum is scheduled to reopen in February 2016. During the closure, the museum will offer programming and exhibitions in partnership with campus and [...]

Social media tip: Don’t feed the troll

Don’t feed the troll! When using social media, never engage in arguments or negative dialogue when someone disagrees with your post. If you are able to reach out to your critic in a positive way, you might find a compromise and/or make a new friend.  

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Plan comparison tool helps simplify medical plan choices

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Side-by-side explanations of CU’s four health plans will help employees make their choices. Open Enrollment closes at 5 p.m. Monday.

Law firm commits $500,000 to be split between CU, DU law schools

Law firm commits $500,000 to be split between CU, DU law schools

Each school will use its gift — the single largest from a law firm in the history of both universities — to create an endowed fellowship program.

CU-Boulder announces three finalists for vice chancellor for research

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore has announced the three finalists selected for the position of vice chancellor for research. The candidates will visit campus over the coming weeks to meet with students, faculty, staff and university administrators. The finalists for the position are Terri Fiez, director of strategic initiatives and professor in [...]

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Hart wins prize for microscopic photography

John Hart, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at CU-Boulder, recently won third place in the fourth annual Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition, which features time-lapse footage taken through microscopes. Hart won the prize by recording how oil evaporates and coalesces on the surface of water. His work on “complex microscopic fluid [...]

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In memoriam: Sherman Miller

Sherman Ralsey Miller IV, executive director for the Real Estate Center at the Leeds School, died April 22. He was 64. He was born April 17, 1951, in New York City and grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where he swam competitively and coached swimming. Miller graduated from the University of Arizona and moved to Colorado [...]

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In memoriam: Beulah Scott Sawyer Stone

 Beulah Scott Sawyer Stone, a longtime staff member at CU-Boulder, died May 1, 2015. She was 88. Click here for details on upcoming services and to read her obituary.

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Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Join CU’s Black and Bold Wave at Bolder Boulder

From the Bolder Boulder: University of Colorado fans, you get the opportunity to run the BolderBOULDER with your favorite CU coaches, spirit squad, and the fastest buffalo around… Chip! When registering, select “Run with the Buffs in the Black and Bold Wave” as your preferred running type. Waves do fill-up, and this one will fill-up fast. Register today- www.bolderboulder.com [...]

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Five questions for Peggy Jobe

Jobe

Last week, she was honored by Faculty Council, which recognized her with the Distinguished Service Award for her service to the university over the years.

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Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council last week elected new leadership for the next academic year and honored one of its members with the annual Distinguished Service Award.

President’s Diversity Awards honor faculty, staff, students

The awards recognize significant achievements of individuals and academic or administrative units in developing a more culturally diverse, compassionate university community reflective of inclusive excellence.

Budget in the books

State of Colorado Capitol

Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed the state’s budget for 2015-16, which includes a $17 million increase for the University of Colorado.