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10 ways to exude confidence (even if you don’t have it)

Confidence may not always come naturally, but no one has to know that. Between social situations, academic presentations, and work environments, seeming confident is the trick to feeling more comfortable and sure of your choices. Body language, patience, a big smile, and just knowing where your strengths lie can make showing off that confidence a simple task, even if you don’t always feel up to the situation. For more tips on “faking it ‘til you make it,” check out this month’s free issue of Student Health 101 online magazine.

‘Memory fibers’ add fourth dimension to 3D printing

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications.

Your student government: CUSG fall elections and 'approval voting'

By the University of Colorado Student Government

Each year, the University of Colorado Student Government holds two elections, one in the fall and one in the spring. Previous elections have followed a system very similar to the voting system on the national level, in which voters only vote for the same amount of people as spots open. However, beginning last spring CUSG chose to go another route and implement an entirely new voting system called "approval voting."

CU-Boulder student team wows judges at premiere biology competition

When this year’s iGEM team at the University of Colorado Boulder began meeting early this year, they wanted to take what they knew about biology, and use it to build something entirely new. iGEM, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, is the top synthetic biology competition in the world and after a foundation-building first year, the CU-Boulder team wanted to make an impact in 2013.

Your student government: Who is CUSG?

By the University of Colorado Student Government

We live in an age of acronyms that inundate our day-to-day world with a thick buzzing of white noise, so it is certainly understandable that many students feel overwhelmed with the barrage of CU-official personalities that cover the campus.

Despite the high concentration of CU-logoed "traffic" that we encounter here in Boulder, it actually is worth your time and effort as a student to pay special attention to the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG).

Dressing up for Halloween?

Halloween is a fun and celebratory occasion. It is often a time used to portray a character or symbol different than oneself. Unfortunately, stores often sell stereotypical and offensive costumes. If you are planning to celebrate Halloween by dressing up in a costume, consider the impact your costume decision may have on others in the CU community. 

CHINA Town Hall on Sino-American relations and climate change to be held Oct. 28

In order to address a wide range of today’s major global issues it is “absolutely critical” to focus on the Sino-American bilateral relationship, according to CU-Boulder's Timothy Weston. 

Bugs that don't blend in can endanger larger insect community

One badly disguised bug easily becomes a snack for a bird.

But the impact reaches far beyond one poorly camouflaged insect. The bird, drawn to the insect that doesn't blend in, sticks around to eat all the other insects that live on the same plant. Those insects, in turn, are not able to feed on the leaves of the plants as they normally would.

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. 

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