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CLAS Deans' Notes News | June 13, 2013
- Brad Busley, May 18, 1959 - May 18, 2013
Brad “Buzz” Busley passed away unexpectedly and suddenly at his home on May 18th, 2013, his 54th birthday. He will be greatly missed by his friends, students and colleagues in the Physics Department. He was born and raised in the Denver area and grew up in Golden where he attended Lakewood High School and the University of Colorado Denver. He worked for the university since the late 90s where among his many duties were the designing and manufacture of scientific instruments for the university, as well as IT network management and uncountable other duties. His co-workers could always rely on his conscientious and meaningful contribution to the department. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation.
- English Department Announces Dillon Scholarship Winner
The recipient of the Richard T. Dillon Scholarship for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is Ashley Adams-Gorton. He will be a senior in English literature and plans to graduate in the spring of 2014. A native of Colorado, his love of language is matched by that of camping, hiking, and fishing.
- CU Denver Live! Seeks Event Proposals
CU Denver Live! is a student-driven committee with the goal of providing the CU Denver community with a wide range of holistic art events and programming that highlight education and community as a whole. We have allotted $10,000 of our budget for co-sponsorships events. Starting July 1st, we will be accepting proposals for events at this link. You will not be able to access the proposal prior to July 1.
Proposals can be submitted by students, faculty, or staff at CU Denver. Please remember that events sponsored by CU Denver Live! need to contain an artistic and educational component. We can co-sponsor up to ten, $1,000 events on campus.
Email any questions you may have to Lizzy Hearne, CU Denver Live! Chair, at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summer Safety of Minors in Laboratories
Now that summer is upon us, the Department of Environmental Health & Safety wants to remind everyone of the institutional policy with respect to minors in laboratories. Collectively, the institution strongly supports and advocates for the development of future scientists and physicians, and acknowledges that a positive and safe laboratory experience is central to this. The full-length minor’s policy is at this link, but here are some important points:
- No one under the age of 16 may work with recombinant DNA.
- All minors (in fact, everyone in the lab) must complete the Laboratory Safety Course and the Chemical Waste Management Course upon hire. Ideally, they can do this on-line via the SkillPort portal, but if they don’t have University log-in access we can assist with an alternate, paper-based means (Kara Franke in EHS can assist).
- Minors may not work with human or non-human primate blood, tissue, or bodily fluid.
- Minors under the age of 16 are prohibited from working with radioactive material.
- Parental consent is required, per the University Risk Management Form
- On-the-job training that incorporates close supervision and demonstrated skill competence is ... Read More »