Buff Bulletin Board

This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.

Healthy young adults needed for a research study

Who: We are conducting a paid research study on physically and mentally healthy young adults (ages 18-40) Payment: Earn $10/ hour participating in one 2.5-hour study session held in the Muenzinger Psychology Building. What: Complete questionnaires and a challenging social task, and we will record your heart rate non-invasively. Contact: For more information please call, 720-515-9461 or email us at archlabcalendar@gmail.com.

April 14, 2014 • Arch Lab • archlabcalendar@gmail.com

Feminist literary collective

Interested in expanding your feminist horizons? Come and join the Women’s Resource Center book club as we read and discuss a selected text each month surrounding pertinent women’s issues as they intersect with race, class, gender, sexuality. The book club will encourage open and free discussion. It is a great way to start reading again if you have not done so in a while, as well as engage in conversation feminist-friends-to-be. Join us Friday, April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in UMC 416 to discuss "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen.

Forza Motorsport 4 video game tournament April 11

Join us Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and show us how it's done. Our second to last tournament, Forza Motorsport 4 is here.

The Connection located on the 1st floor of the UMC is hosting video game tournaments every other Friday this spring. Sign up starts at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. There's a $5 entry fee.

Prizes for top finishers.

Our last tournament is on April 25: HALO 4.

Games will be on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Nintendo Wii gaming systems. Tournament formats will be double elimination and/or round robin.

Tell us what you think and enter to win $40 gift card

The UMC wants to know what you think. What are we doing well and where can we improve? Why do you love the UMC and what would make us better? Complete this online, anonymous survey by Friday, April 18, and you can enter to win one of 10 $40 gift cards to Alferd Packer Grill / Baby Doe's.

April 11, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu

Fun summer job opportunity on campus

Looking for an unforgettable summer job? Summer Study is looking for energetic, outgoing staff to mentor, teach and coach high school students this summer for 3 - 5 weeks. Juniors, seniors, graduate students, faculty and alumni are welcome to apply. Compensation includes salary, room, board and expenses. On-campus interviews will be held on April 17, from 5 - 9 p.m. at Continuing Education. For more information call David Wolk at 800-666-2556 or Barbara Russell at 303-492-7735. Offered through the Division of Continuing Education.

April 10, 2014 • Barbara Russell • Barbara.Russell@Colorado.edu

Well fed: Freegans, food and capitalism

Come join the Women’s Resource Center and Boulder Food Rescue for a talk on the industry of food and its intersections with capitalism. What does food waste look like in this country? Who is exploited and who benefits? What are some ways to live outside of this system? Tuesday, April 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the UMC room 416.

CAS luncheon series - Temple art and authority in early modern Bhutan

This luncheon series talk will be given by Ariana Maki, associate curator of Asian art at CU-Boulder. Based on field research in Bhutan, she will briefly explore the iconographic programs of key sites in Bhutan, highlighting the ways in which paintings of particular practices, deities, and historical figures made clear and deliberate claims to power, lineage and legitimacy both within Himalayan Buddhist religious traditions and the larger socio-political context. Thursday, April 17, 12 p.m., CAS Building, 1424 Broadway. Lunch will be provided.

April 10, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu

International Festival 2014

Saturday, April 12, 4 – 10 p.m., UMC Ballroom. Come enjoy the 24th annual International Festival featuring country booths and performances that span the globe, from the indigenous populations of the U.S.A. to Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Enjoy free food samples from over 30 different countries and music and dance performances from many cultures. Don’t miss CU’s biggest and best cultural festival.

April 10, 2014 • CU International Festival

Backcountry skiing and mountaineering presentation

The CU Backcountry Club is hosting a presentation by Fritz Sperry, the author of "Making Turns in the Tenmile-Mosquito Range" guide book. He will discuss spring skiing and safety. He also will sign copies of his book after the presentation.

The Backcountry Club will provide snacks 15 minutes before the presentation.

What: Fritz Sperry presentation
When: April 23 @ 7 p.m.
Where: CU Boulder HUMN 135

backctry@colorado.edu || (http://www.backcountryclub.org)

April 10, 2014 • Janice Heil • backctry@colorado.edu

Study global marketing in India over winter break

Earn three credits over winter break studying global marketing in southern India. This two-week study abroad program is offered in partnership with the University of Kansas. It counts as a business elective or toward the International Business Certificate for Leeds majors. Students visit corporations and cultural sites while enjoying the warm, tropical weather of India over winter break. For more information, attend an upcoming information meeting: Tuesday, April 15; 5 - 5:30 p.m. in KOBL 203.

Midnight Breakfast: Call for CU-Boulder faculty & staff volunteers

Midnight Breakfast is a free event for all students, meant to allow them a short, relaxing break from studying for final exams. In order to make this event happen, we need help from our wonderful university staff to volunteer to assist in serving breakfast to almost 1,000 CU students. If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the event, please contact Colin Spaulding by Friday, April 25, at umc-events@colorado.edu or 303-492-0627. We hope to see you there.

AIA Lecture Series: 'Don't believe everything you read - Texts, archaeology, and destruction'

Generations of scholars have relied heavily on ancient literary accounts of the Roman sack of Corinth in the mid-second century B.C. to interpret archaeological remains in the city. New archaeological evidence offers numerous challenges to both ancient descriptions and modern interpretations and shows how many Corinthians dealt with the aftermath of this well-known ancient destruction.

Wednesday, April 16 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Free Event | CU Museum of Natural History | Paleontology Hall

International Coffee Hour Fridays, 4 - 5:30 p.m., UMC Grill

Join us each Friday when classes are in session, from 4 - 5:30 pm, across from the UMC Grill. Conversations are great and refreshments are free! CU students, faculty and staff are all welcome to join the approximately 200 people who attend each week. Sponsored by CU International and the Office of International Education, 303-492-8057. For more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFzl8lCPsYQ.

Sights and Sounds of the Islamic World April 15

Join Muslim Student Association and the Cultural Events Board in celebrating the 10th annual Sights & Sounds of the Islamic World in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. Free Middle Eastern Buffet, Special performance by Azhar Usman, henna, calligraphy, photo booth, and so much more.

April 9, 2014 • Haleema Mian • haleema.mian@colorado.edu

Journal Twenty Twenty launch event

All members of the Boulder community are invited to attend and celebrate excellent writing put forth by the undergraduate community at CU-Boulder. Journal Twenty Twenty, a CU student-run creative nonfiction journal, is launching its Spring 2014 print issue on Friday, April 11, at 7 pm. at Boulder Bookstore. The event will highlight our writers and staff, as well as feature winners of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric Creative Nonfiction Awards. Food and beverages will be provided. Event sponsor: Program of Writing and Rhetoric.

April 9, 2014 • Dominic Di Staulo • dodi3346@colorado.edu

ATLAS presents Digital Media Boot Camp or DMBC 2014 over Maymester

Offered over Maymester (May 12-30), DMBC is a three-week intensive program that teaches a broad range of creative tech, computing and digital media skills. These small, hands-on, project-based classes are a stream-lined and compact way for any student, staff or community member to learn and apply a highly versatile and relevant set of technical and creative tools for today's market place. DMBC is offered in the learning labs of the ATLAS building. Additional info at: dmbc.colorado.edu. Space is limited, register today. All are welcome.

April 9, 2014 • Stephanie Wanek • stephanie.wanek@colorado.edu

UROP-HHMI Poster Symposium

The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) is sponsoring a poster symposium of UROP-HHMI grant recipients. Please come by and view their research work. Students represent several departments including IPHY, EBIO, MCDB, neuroscience, biochemistry and chemical and biological engineering.

The symposium will be on Monday, April 28, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in UMC 235. Light refreshments will be served.

April 9, 2014 • Lisa Romero de Mendoza • romero@colorado.edu

'God Loves Uganda' screening April 16

With nearly half its population under the age of 15 “a fertile source of unclaimed souls” Uganda is attractive to missionaries. "God Loves Uganda" depicts the development in Uganda via a bill that has come before the parliament that threatens homosexuals. Moving back and forth between scenes in Kansas City and Uganda, the film weaves the divergent material together into a compelling portrait of a volatile situation that is, at heart, fueled and financed by American cultural wars. https://www.facebook.com/events/1407926216140987/

Name a crater on Mars and help raise funding for STEM education

Help CU Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and Boulder startup Uwingu raise money to support local and international STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, research and outreach by naming your very own crater on Mars. Visit www.uwingu.com/mars/116 to name a crater today. When you're looking for a crater to name, zoom in to see smaller craters and other features. Craters start at $5 and rise from there. Include #CUBoulder in the citations box.

Find CUSEDS at cuseds.org and Uwingu at uwingu.com.

Science on Screen: 'Our Continually Evolving Perceptions of the Ever-Popular Dinosaurs'

How have scientists and artists reconstructed the extinct dinosaurs, and why have they remained so popular? Karen Chin, CU-Boulder associate professor of geological sciences and curator of paleontology, will discuss how our understanding of dinosaurs has changed since the first discoveries of dinosaur bones hundreds of years ago. Join Chin on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at The Dairy Center for the Arts. Part of Science on Screen, the program will be followed by a special presentation of the 1925 classic film, “The Lost World.”

FrackingSENSE 2.0: What we know, what we don't know and what we hope to learn

The Center of the American West, in conjunction with the AirWaterGas Sustainability Network and Boulder County are proud to introduce the spring edition of FrackingSENSE 2.0. We encourage our speakers to offer evidence-based findings that might lead to recommendations and prescriptions for the future. All of our upcoming speakers will demonstrate how they weigh evidence, evaluate conflicting studies and appraise contradictory claims. Join us most Tuesdays, Feb. 11 - April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Hale 270. More information: www.centerwest.org.

April 8, 2014 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

It’s not too late to register for Summer Session

Think summer. Summer Session registration is underway. Check myCUinfo or the Summer Session website to learn more about summer courses including Maymester and online courses. Register early for the best selection. Questions? Call 303-492-5148 or email ssdean@colorado.edu.


Almost every Wednesday, CU International meets "somewhere" in Boulder to have a casual and relaxing dinner. Venues range from cheap and simple to a little more expensive and rather elaborate, but we try to go to a variety of places. If you would like to get updates on CUWednesday, and because attending dinner sometimes requires that we have an idea of how many people will attend, please sign up for our email list or join our Facebook group. Learn more here: http://internationalcu.com/.

April 7, 2014 • CU International • cuinternational@colorado.edu

Global seminar: Ecology & evolution in the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador)

There is still time to apply to study ecology and conservation in one of the most biologically diverse locations on the planet: The Galápagos Islands. Obtain hands-on experience in principles and practice of ecology and conservation biology. Also included is a visit to the Bellavista Cloud Forest, a rare and endangered ecosystem in Ecuador. Earn three credits (EBIO 4660) with course hours in the fall and then on-site next winter break. The application deadline has been extended to April 15.


Based on Ovid’s transformation myths, 10 actors mix ancient stories of pathos and tragedy with contemporary language and humor. Encapsulated by the story of Midas, whose gift from the gods becomes a terrible curse, the tales flow one into another creating a theatrical event that is as extraordinarily moving as it is beautiful to behold. Performed in and around a large pool, these heartbreaking, comical and often erotic stories are told through acts of physical prowess and stunning theatricality.