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Homecoming Week 2013

CU-Boulder will be celebrating Homecoming Week 2013 from Monday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 27 with a variety of events, both small and large, occurring throughout the week that will take place in a variety of locations across campus.

Creating Equity for the LGBTQ Community in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century

The University of Colorado Faculty Council, working through the Committee on LGBTQ Affairs, is sponsoring the second annual one-day symposium on the Auraria Campus (St. Cajetans) on Oct. 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The symposium, Creating Equity for the LGBTQ Community in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century, provides a forum for faculty, staff and students at all the University of Colorado campuses to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for being LGBTQ inclusive in the classroom and throughout the university. 

Student life: Students get hands-on, career-building skills at Radio 1190

From a basement office in the UMC, Radio 1190 broadcasts an unpredictable and mind-boggling variety of music -- indie punk, ska, and techno one hour, R&B, metal and noise the next. The station is a collective endeavor that allows students to get on the air and share their love of music.

Buffs Coach Elliott announces inaugural CU Lacrosse schedule

The inaugural University of Colorado lacrosse spring schedule includes eight home matches and nine conference bouts, head coach Ann Elliott announced Tuesday. The Buffs open home play on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 against Regis. 

“After being on the road for three games it will be exciting to finally be able to play at home,” Elliott said. “This will mark the first ever women’s Division I lacrosse game at CU and we are very excited to be able to play at home with the support of the community and our fans.”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner abuse, is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological abuse as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate partner against another to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. 

If you are concerned about a relationship you are in or have been, or if you are concerned about a friend’s relationship please contact CU-Boulder's Office of Victim Assistance. It is a free and confidential advocacy and counseling center on campus for our students, staff and faculty.

Jessica Kuchta-Miller joins CU-Boulder Ombuds Office

Jessica Kuchta-Miller has joined the University of Colorado Boulder Ombuds Office as Associate Ombuds. She has more than 14 years of experience in mediation, coaching, and conflict management as well as 11 years of experience in higher education as an adjunct clinical professor at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dead Dinosaurs and Nuclear Wars: 105th Distinguished Research Lecture

The 105th Distinguished Research Lecture will be presented on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Cristol Chemistry 140 auditorium. The Distinguished Research Lectureship is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member by the Graduate School. Its purpose is to honor and recognize an entire body of creative work and research.

This year’s recipient of the award, Dr. Owen Brian Toon, will present “Dead Dinosaurs and Nuclear Wars.” Dr. Toon was awarded the American Physical Society’s 1985 Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest for his work on nuclear winter. He studies radiative transfer, aerosol and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and parallels between the Earth and planets.

Internationally renowned artist Christo to speak at CU Oct. 17

Christo, an internationally renowned artist, will discuss "Over the River," which is a monumental artwork that involves suspending fabric panels above the Arkansas River between Salida and Cañon City in south-central Colorado, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Chancellor's Corner: Join me for the Oct. 15 State of the Campus address

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom, I will be presenting my fifth State of the Campus address to faculty, staff, students and the CU community.

This year marks my 40th academic year on the campus as a faculty member, dean and senior administrator, and this year my address will focus on this unprecedented time of change at the university, which I discussed earlier this year in this Chancellor’s Corner column: “Why change and innovation are the keys to our future.”

I will review where we are on the changes we discussed at the spring Town Hall meeting, and provide an overall progress report on the sixth anniversary of the unveiling of the campus’s innovative Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan

Doors open at 7 a.m. and refreshments are provided. The speech begins promptly at 8 a.m. Read more >>

Student life: Program Council connects students with music industry

CU-Boulder’s Program Council is hard at work scheduling a lineup of national and local bands, film screenings, comedy shows and other special events for 2013-14. In the process, the students and volunteers are learning career-making skills in how to run a professional production company.

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