Dear Colleagues, We want to provide you with an update on COVID-related operational guidance from CU Boulder, as of July 1. Masks: Masks or facial coverings are no longer required indoors on the CU Boulder campus, including CIRES units, as of July 1. Inside CIRES facilities, masks or facial coverings are still strongly encouraged for individuals who are… Read More

Rendezvous 2021 was a resounding success. You can find a link to Waleed’s Institute address here. The slide deck for this presentation is here. Special thanks to the CMC, CIRES IT, Linda Pendergrass and many others who contributed their talents, and creativity and special congratulations to the many award winners who were recognized for their… Read More

This monthly virtual brown bag workshop series aims to support personal learning and provide inclusive opportunities for CIRES researchers to connect and learn together. Each workshop will be from 12-1 pm, and we invite you to join the zoom 30 minutes beforehand for informal conversations and connection with your colleagues. The next workshop is June… Read More

Dear CIRES Colleagues, As many of you have seen, CU Boulder campus is opening back up, and I wanted to explain what that means for CIRES and for you and your colleagues. This remains an evolving situation, and I expect things will shift. We will do our best to deliver timely updates by email and blog post, and please… Read More

Dear CIRES colleagues,  Inspired by CU Boulder’s interim dean of engineering, I hereby (and entirely unofficially) declare May 24-28 a “minimize meetings” week. I would like to suggest a “NO-meeting” week, yet I know that’s impractical for many of you and might delay critical teamwork for others.  So, to the degree you can do so,… Read More

Hello CIRES colleagues, During this week’s Town Hall meeting, there were some questions about on-campus parking options for those who will begin returning to campus in the coming months. We contacted Parking Services and received the following answers to some of the questions that were asked: Question:  Is there a part-time or hybrid-employee parking permit… Read More

The University of Colorado experienced a cyber attack on a vulnerability in software provided by third-party vendor Accellion, which alerted the university in late January. CU is one of many Accellion customers that were affected by the attack. We believe personally identifiable information from students, employees and others may have been compromised. The Office of… Read More

CU Boulder has many dedicated support and advocacy support resources available for the campus community. Individuals can access the full list of services here. For specific ways to help trauma survivors please visit this link. The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) are available to assist faculty, staff and students. FSAP and OVA… Read More

This is a reminder (in this strange year) that CIRES staff based at CU Boulder have a holiday on Friday, March 26. Although students’ Spring Break is disrupted this year, staff and research scientists still get a day off. NOAA-based CIRES people who follow the federal schedule do not get this holiday.… Read More

CU Boulder has granted discretion to departments and institutes to set our own policies around people taking time off to get vaccinated. CIRES policy is the following: Please either 1) adjust your work schedule to get the vaccine without taking time off, or 2) if time doesn’t allow for such adjustment, use sick leave.… Read More