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.

Research participants needed

If you are a healthy female and 42-55 years of age:

The Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory on the Boulder campus is conducting a study evaluating brain activity and fatigue to potentially benefit persons with multiple sclerosis.

The study will involve three visits in Boulder on separate days: • Visit 1 (~ 30 minutes in duration): Complete cognitive test • Visit 2 (~ 1-2 hours in duration): Several tests of motor and cognitive function • Visit 3 (~1 ½ hours in duration): Brain imaging using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Be Boulder. in sustainability: Sustainable solutions brown bag series

Weekly on Fridays Feb. 6- May 1 12-1 p.m. UMC 425

The series covers a variety of topics in sustainable solutions around CU’s campus and the Boulder community as a whole. You are invited to bring your lunch, meet local leaders and innovators, and participate in discussion on sustainable solutions. Sweets and beverages provided. Hosted by CU Environmental Center.

This week is on urban agriculture. Click Here for more info!

Sexpressions: Call for performers

Sexpressions is a talent showcase celebrating a positive expression of female sexuality. We are looking for all forms of expression: dance, art, spoken word, song, instrumental…be creative! If you are interested please contact Abi Whitmore and Sandra No at wrcprograms@colorado.edu with a brief description of what you would like to perform/contribute and your contact information.

Sexpressions 2015 will take place on Friday, April 24, 7-9 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 8, at 5 p.m.

March 5, 2015 • Sandra No and Abi Whitmore • wrcprograms@colorado.edu

IMPART grants - Applications due April 3

IMPART Fellowships (up to $4,000) are available to CU-Boulder faculty. We seek proposals that improve the campus environment in the area of gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity that promote inclusive excellence. Support for faculty members (especially assistant professors) to initiate new research and scholarly programs as well as expanding the undergraduate curriculum in the areas of ethnic and gender diversity are encouraged. Submit an online application by Friday, April 3, at 5 pm.

For the Health of It - Health disparities among women of color

Join the Women's Resource Center on Wednesday, March 11, from 4-5 p.m. in the UMC room 416, for a presentation focusing on health disparities among marginalized groups of women of color and the importance of getting women from these backgrounds into the healthcare field. We will also be going over some brief history regarding exploitation of women in health and how that history manifests itself today. Presentation will be facilitated by Hibaq Loyan and Chloe Strascina-Dower.

March 5, 2015 • Chloe Strascina-Dower • wrchealth@colorado.edu

AREND fights poaching of rhinos for horns used in Chinese Medicine

Wildlife conservation needs support to protect rhinos, elephants and other endangered species from cruel poaching. Rhino horns are used in Chinese medicine, and China has a major industry in carving of ivory. AREND is a sensor aircraft for aerial surveillance specialized for detecting people and large animals, among other things. Jean Koster and her team of students are developing this technology to help fight rhino hunting in Africa. CAS Luncheon Series. Lunch will be provided. Thursday, March 12, 12 p.m. in CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway.

Fall 2015 course on Anton Chekhov

RUSS 4451/GSLL 5451: Chekhov (Fall 2015; T/TH 12:30-1:45) This course examines the life and art of Anton Chekhov, one of Russia's most important writers, who is often acknowledged as the father of modern fiction and drama. We will read Chekhov's stories, novellas, dramaturgy and correspondence with contemporaries; view modern productions of his plays; and consider his unique position in the Russian and Western literary traditions. For more information, email thomas.roberts@colorado.edu.

Fall 2015 course: Russian Rebels, Past and Present

RUSS 4481: Rogues to Revolutionaries: Russian Rebels, Past and Present (Fall 2015; T/TH 3:30-4:45) As the ongoing political turmoil in Russia demonstrates, it is a nation often characterized by political autocracy, as well as a unique tradition of dissent and opposition. This course traces the social and intellectual histories of rebellion across Russian culture, from its medieval roots to present, through historical documents and cultural texts, including literature, film and the visual arts. Contact: thomas.roberts@colorado.edu

It’s a Woman’s World

It’s a Woman’s World is a program aimed at teaching the women of CU skills and information about professions that are typically male dominated. Sessions will be taught by women in the professions who are ready to share their knowledge and know-how with you.

March - Technology can be tricky! Come learn about navigating the world of IT and how to protect your computer and your privacy against viruses and hackers with Lucille Contreras on Tuesday March 10th from 3:30-4:30PM in Muenzinger 311.

March 4, 2015 • Sandra No and Abi Whitmore • wrcprograms@colorado.edu

Bursar's Office opening late Friday, March 6

The Bursar's Office will open 15 minutes late on Friday, March 6, so that staff can attend training. We will open at 9:15 a.m.

Poetry Slam on March 31

Real Choices Student Organization is presenting a Poetry Slam on March 31 in the UMC room 225. Awarding-winning poet Ayinde Russell will be co-hosting and also giving a writing workshop after the slam. We encourage all poets and creatively minded students to submit their work to us at choices@colorado.edu . The winner of the slam will get their work in Rooster Magazine and the Colorado Daily, as well as a Campus Cash gift card.

March 4, 2015 • Mallory O'Steen • choices@colorado.edu

TRANSforming Gender Conference March 13-14

The University of Colorado Boulder’s TRANSforming Gender Conference is celebrating its ninth year. The Conference hosts national and local transgender, genderqueer and two-spirit activists and scholars to raise awareness of how we can celebrate the diversity of gender and biological sex. This year’s conference will feature the following keynotes: Amos Mac and Mattee Jim.

The Conference is free and open to the public! Follow this link to register: http://www.colorado.edu/glbtqrc/transforming-gender-conference/registration

Genghis Khan and the Mongols: Barbarians or Harbingers of Global History

Morris Rossabi of the City University of New York will offer new insights into the history of the Mongol empire. Most people perceived the thirteenth-century Mongols as plunderers, rapacious and murderers. Over the past two decades, specialists have challenged this depiction of the Mongols and of Genghis Khan and have focused on the Mongols’ contribution to trade, relations between East and West, and cultural, religious, technological and artistic diffusion. CAS Speaker Series. Wednesday, March 11, 4 p.m. in Eaton Humanities room 250.

Register now for Summer Session

Registration for Summer Session is now open. Many of CU-Boulder’s most popular and sought-after courses are offered during Summer Session. You can earn credit, keep up with major requirements, improve your GPA and still enjoy summer.

For more information, visit summer.colorado.edu or request a catalog at http://www.colorado.edu/summer/content/request-catalog.

A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition The Wilderness Act at 50: A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness on display at the CU Museum of Natural History. The Wilderness Society and the CU Museum of Natural History are proud to present acclaimed Colorado photographer John Fielder as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act of 1964. Join us on March 10, 7-9 p.m. in the University Memorial Center (UMC) room 235 for this free event. Books and calendars by Fielder will be available for sale.

March 4, 2015 • CU Natural History Museum • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Get a paid internship abroad with AIESEC

Join our global talent program and get a paid international internship. If you are interested in learning more, come to one of our info sessions to learn more or just check in with us directly.

Our info sessions are held every week: * Wednesdays, at 4 p.m. in HLMS 237 * Thursdays, at 6 p.m. in HUMN 145

For more information, like us on Facebook 'AIESEC-Colorado' and stay updated. We look forward to meeting you.

Couples needed for pain research at CU

Researchers at CU-Boulder are seeking healthy individuals in romantic relationships between the ages of 18-55 for a laboratory study on mechanisms of pain and emotion.

This study uses heat pain, and involves touch-based interaction (on the arm and hand). The pain is always tolerable. Volunteers receive $12-24 per hour for participation. Sessions range from 1-4 hours.

Fill out our online eligibility form.

Or email ucbpainresearch-at-gmail-dot-com with questions.

March 3, 2015 • ucbpainresearch@gmail.com

IMPART Grants - Call for Applications – Due April 3

IMPART Fellowships (up to $4,000) are available to CU-Boulder faculty. We seek proposals that improve the campus environment in the area of gender, ethnic and cultural diversity that promote inclusive excellence. Support for faculty members (especially assistant professors) to initiate new research and scholarly programs as well as expanding the undergraduate curriculum in the areas of ethnic and gender diversity are encouraged. Submit an online application by Friday, April 3, at 5 pm.

ATLAS Maymester offerings help build your tech skills

Registration is now open for ATLAS' Maymester offerings, including Digital Media Bootcamp and the new RoboFab. Join us, strengthen your skills and learn more about creative technologies, digital design, computing or build a robot that responds to your code. ATLAS' programs are open to all students and staff of all levels of tech experience. Our courses are taught in small, hands-on classes with lots of project-based and active learning.

http://tam.colorado.edu/dmbc.html http://tam.colorado.edu/robofab/index.html

March 3, 2015 • Stephanie Wanek • stephanie.wanek@colorado.edu

The return of FrackingSENSE with Jeffrey Jacquet

With the help of community members like you, the Center of the American West’s FrackingSENSE series returns. These Spring 2015 events bring speakers who offer a unique range of perspectives on hydraulic fracturing and natural gas and oil development. First in our series is:

Jeffrey Jacquet - Community impacts from hydraulic fracturing: The importance of public participation and the distribution of costs and benefits
March 11, * 6:30 p.m., Old Main Chapel

For more information please visit our website. www.centerwest.org

March 3, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

Married individuals needed for study - $12 to $24 an hour

Take part in exciting new research through the Well-Being and Relationship Functioning Lab in the CU Psychology Department.

Each spouse will be paid $12 an hour to have a video taped discussion with your spouse, complete a task that includes heat pain. The time commitment is approximately 2 hours per visit for 2-4 visits and all responses will be completely confidential.

Please click here or email Relationship_Lab_MRI@Colorado.edu

March 3, 2015 • Briana Robustelli • Relationship_Lab_MRI@Colorado.edu

Student groups: the deadline to apply for UMC office space is Friday, March 6

The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space during the FALL 2015 semester. Pick up an application in the UMC Executive Director’s Office (UMC 305) or CUSG (UMC 125), or download an application from our website. Groups with current space MUST reapply!

IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted by NOON on Friday, March 6.

Act now! Help your organization succeed with a central office location. Questions? Call 303-492-8832.

Free poker tournament Tuesday, March 10

Tuesday Night Free Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

Put on your poker face and win prizes. Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection Front Desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome - all skill levels.

2015 DATES: On Tuesdays:

  • March 10 & 31
  • April 14
  • Grand Championship on April 28
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    Final Days: Help fund an honest discussion about Fracking - Help fund FrackingSENSE

    The Center of the American West’s widely respected FrackingSENSE series will return with three speakers who offer unique perspectives on Hydraulic Fracturing and Natural Gas and Oil development. But this time, the Center needs your help to make these events a reality.

    For a short period of time (one month) the Center will be collecting funds to support these three events. To find out more go to: http://www.colorado.edu/crowdfunding/

    March 2, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

    Using Qualtrics survey tools: Learners Lunch @ Music

    Qualtrics is an online survey suite free to all CU faculty, staff and students. Create and deploy surveys via website links or email, with a wide range of question types, collect and track detailed data, and analyze data with built-in reporting tools, through a browser without installing software. Collect information quickly from large groups of people and use it to easily gather large datasets for analysis. Bring your Mac/PC laptop to explore along with the demonstration.

    Imig Music, N285, Wednesday March 4, noon-1 p.m.