NEWSLETTER
Volume 2, Issue 3.5
April 1, 2005


Due to the seemingly endless problems with computer viruses, phishing schemes and incompatibilities generated by Microsoft upgrades/security fixes on campus, the CVMBS Computer Managers have decided that the only solution is to immediately switch from PC to MAC computers. "Per standard practice in some MIP circles, credulous readers are advised to order all new computers without speaking to Network Services. Please feel free to load your own software and plug right into the wall and start typing" advises Erin Napier. Nathan Khuell, CVMBS computer guy and former Apple stockholder, mumbled something like "byte me" when he heard of the directive.


Unintended Consequence of CVMBS Alcohol Policy to be Addressed

A recent departmental survey indicated that 12oz brown glass bottles have an established use in many scientific research laboratories as an ACS-approved storage device. Therefore CVMBS officers have met to discuss an alteration of the recently enacted alcohol policy so that research-related activities are not impacted. Approved manufacturers of brown glass storage containers include New Belgium and O'Dells Bottling Companies. If you require these containers to maintain productive research endeavors, please remember to responsibly remove the internal liquid packing material prior to lab use. For details on reimbursement procedures for the purchase of 12 ounce brown storage bottles, please contact your facility ACARD reallocators.



Provost Announces
New Acronym Policy

In February, a PDF was sent to all UDP's by the MRF through MIP concerning an SOP in the BRB related to an OSP directive concerning an MRL/LAR action that lacked IRB approval. In order to allow further discussion on the problem, Central Administration issued a new directive that encourages the adoption of four letter acronyms to enhance the current CSU system. "This will increase our institutional language by almost 440,000 new abbreviations and improved intra-campus communication" stated the VP for Communication at a recent meeting. While faculty and staff at AIDL and EHRS welcomed the new policy, others were skeptical. "If they want four-letter words, we've got a few for 'em" grumbled one group.


MIP Publications April 1, 2005

  • Belisle, J.T., Brennan, P. and Orme, I. (editors) Twoberkulosis for Dummies. John Wiley and Sons. 2005.
  • Titus, R.G. (2005) It's not just a fad anymore, it's leish-mania! Parasit. Revs. 69: 321.
  • Halen, V., Prince, T.A.F.K.A., George, B.O.Y. and Black, W.C. IV (2005). I love the Aedes. Insect Mol. Biol. Biochem. 17: 345-346.
  • Murray, P, Napier, E., Trippel, S., Collins, D. Saffer, E., Boggs, M, McElwain, S., McCann, L., Vimuktanon, A., Munroe, L. Fritzler, J. and Riegel, J.R. (2005). Calender-worthy men of MIP. People, 227: 754-755.
  • Mason, G.L. and Gould, D.A. (2005). Why fecal material from the male bovis species achieved notoriety over other animal droppings. Amer. J. Vet. Res. 17: 98-107.


Attention Staff and Students:
Tired of wondering in which of the four corners of the world your faculty advisor is? The Department has recently purchased several electronic tracking ankle bracelets so that you can keep track of his/her whereabouts. See your facility manager for check-out instructions as well as safety precautions associated with the electric shock feature.


The College Research Council 2005 Call for Proposals information is now available on the following web page: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/cvmbs/FacultyResource.htm

Proposal deadline is Monday, April 4, 2005.
(NO FOOLING!)


NOTICE:
A bug has been found in the Human Resource Oracle Program which does not allow CSU MIP employees to have April Birthdays. If you were born in April you need to select a date in either March or May to denote as your Official CSU Birthday. Please advise Erin Napier your new birthday of your choosing.


Warren Church, Faculty Administration Liason
Brittany Spikes, Front Desk Path Facility
Don Trumpet, MIP Human Resource Director




Quote of the Month:

"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."

~ Mark Twain


New Grant Awards

Wilusz, J. "The effect of bad jokes in electronic communications on the productivity of a department-wide audience" College Research Council.

Justin Thyme, Paige Turner, Lou Natic. "Longterm neurological effects from yearly FAS completion"


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