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Speaker Amitava Kumar, novelist, poet, journalist, filmmaker March 17

Please join the English Graduate Student Council in welcoming Amitava Kumar, novelist, poet, journalist, filmmaker and Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College, as our esteemed guest speaker on March 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin M549. Professor Kumar will give a wide-ranging talk and read from his 2014 success, A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, which ruminates on one of the world's oldest cities and capital of Bihar, India's poorest province. Email EGSC@colorado.edu for info.

February 23, 2015 • Allison Shelton • egsc@colorado.edu

'The Grenada Revolution, The U.S. Invasion and the Public Humanities'

Thurs. Feb. 26, 5 p.m., in Norlin M549, the departments of English and French and Italian are hosting the 1st in a series of 3 lectures on Caribbean Studies. Shalini Puri will give a talk entitled "Lives and Afterlives: The Grenada Revolution, the US Invasion and the Public Humanities". Puri is an associate professor of English, University of Pittsburgh. She works on postcolonial theory and cultural studies in the Caribbean. Her book on Grenada is the first scholarly book to look at conflicting memories of the revolution and U.S. intervention.

Free yoga: Mondays 6 p.m.

Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow taught by Brian Saeger and Jenna Bee. Bring a mat if you have one. We have extras if you don't. Best to eat dinner after class. Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, one block north of Colorado Avenue, at the corner of University Heights Avenue. LGBTQ-friendly. Bring friends. ($5 for faculty, staff and administration).

Morning meditation: Tuesdays 11 a.m.

A weekly community meditation gathering. Led by June Lacroti. Open to people of all, or no faith/religious backgrounds. No prior experience in mediation is required. 1290 Folsom St., across from Folsom Field, at the corner of University Heights Avenue.

February 23, 2015 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

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.

CUBASGA graduate student conference

The annual CUBASGA conference is a two-day event (Feb. 27-28) that brings together graduate students from Boulder and other schools to share graduate-level research on various aspects of East Asian Civilizations. Keynote speakers: Professor Ding Xiang Warner, Cornell; and Professor Michael Emmerich, UCLA. Friday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m., UMC Gallery. Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m., Humanities 250.

Equity and Excellence Award call for nominations - Due March 31

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) seeks nominations for the 2015 Equity and Excellence Awards. This award is designed to recognize CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a celebration on April 22 at Koenig Alumni Center.

Peanut-butter N' Luvin' community service Saturdays 10:15 a.m.

A community service project for CU students Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel. We prepare sandwiches, raisins, carrots, etc. and then walk down to the Boulder Creek to serve and visit with many of our community's "visible" homeless persons. Open to people of all, or no faith/religious backgrounds. No preaching, no converting, Just Peanut-butter N' Luvin'. 1290 Folsom St., across from Folsom Field, at the corner of University Heights Avenue. Bring hats, gloves, or socks to give away if you can.

Global seminar: Leading and managing across cultures in Northern Europe

Study in Northern Europe next summer. Leading and managing diversity in international business is a challenge that managers need to face. The number of interactions that people of different cultural backgrounds have with one another has exponentially increased in the work place. The international business scenario in Northern Europe is a natural lab where you can observe, recognize and analyze most of the business concepts and variables at play to manage successfully across cultures. Learn more: Feb. 24; ECME 137 A&B from 5-6 p.m.

Learn to dance Argentine Tango

Come learn Argentine Tango with the Tango Club at CU. It's fun and it's a great way to de-stress after a long week. Casual dress, but wear smooth-soled shoes or bring socks (you want to be able to slide).

Beginner-friendly--no partner or experience required.

*WHEN: 7 p.m. every Friday night
*WHERE: Basement of the Carlson Gym

Don't miss out. See our Facebook group for more info.

Immaterial bodies: Images of the body in medieval India

In this CAS Luncheon Series talk, Professor Loriliai Biernacki will address the idea of wonder in medieval Indian Tantra. For the West, the notion of wonder early in the tradition bifurcates into two somewhat divergent conceptions - wonder as the beginning of philosophy, and wonder as a prompt for the search for cause and effect. In contrast, the 11th century Indian philosopher, Abhinavagupta, links wonder with the capacity for a vital self reflexivity. Lunch will be provided. Thursday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m., CAS Conference Room (1424 Broadway).

Poetry Slam

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.

February 19, 2015 • Mallory O'Steen • choices@colorado.edu

Student groups - Now's your chance to get office space in the UMC!

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.

February 18, 2015 • UMC Administration • Jimmie.Baker@colorado.edu

2015 Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Sunday, April 26 is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's annual CU Campus Walk. It's free to join and an awesome event for showing some love to those who have dealt with suicide and also learning more about the topic. The walk is free, but for those who want to do some fundraising there are tons of prizes; everything from Project Pie pizzas to AFSP merchandise.

Auditions for the BFA in Performance, March 7 2015

The CU-Boulder Theatre & Dance Department announces
Auditions for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Performance.

Saturday, March 7, 12-4 p.m.
University Theatre in the CU Theatre Building

Prepare two contrasting monologues and submit the written application materials.

Visit the CU BFA Performance website for information.

The BFA in Performance program is a professional acting conservatory within the CU academic community.

February 18, 2015 • Chip Persons • chip.persons@colorado.edu

Deadline approaching: Call for nominations for Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

Special Undergraduate Enrichment Programs invites nominations from undergraduates who have worked with CU faculty on research, scholarly and creative projects for SUEP’s Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Mentor Awards. Nomination letters should be 750 words or less and should provide concrete examples of how the faculty mentor has excelled in all of the following areas: training, professional development, ongoing support, evaluation and feedback and impact on student learning and development. Email letters to urop@colorado.edu by March 1, 3 pm.

February 18, 2015 • May Penuela • urop@colorado.edu

Friends of the CU Libraries celebrates Rocky Mountain National Park's 100 Years

Friends of the CU Libraries will host a panel event, Thursday, March 5, 4-6 p.m., Norlin Library, 5th Floor. Five CU-Boulder researchers will speak at “One Park, Many Perspectives: An Exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park at its Centenary," including Thomas Andrews, associate professor, history; Andrew Cowell, professor, linguistics; Phoebe Young, associate professor, history; Jim White, professor, geological sciences and environmental studies and INSTAR director. Sharon Collinge, environmental studies program moderator.

Bursar's Office opening late Friday, Feb. 20

The Bursar's Office will open 15 minutes late on Friday, Feb. 20, so that staff can attend a special event. We will open at 9:15 a.m.

February 18, 2015 • Susie Jacobs • suzanne.jacobs@colorado.edu

Ash Wednesday services at St. Aidan's/Canterbury

Ash Wednesday Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18: 7 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 2425 Colorado Ave. (directly across from CU Engineering). Everyone welcome.

Connect with us on our Facebook page or call us at 303-443-2503


February 17, 2015 • Amanda Nuku • office@saintaidans.org

CSSA Chinese New Year Gala 2015 Feb. 21

Chinese Students and Scholars Association will host spectacular and meaningful event at Macky Auditorium to welcome in the Year of the Sheep. Come enjoy first class cultural performances by internationally-renowned and award winning artists from China and around the United States. There will be acrobats, magic, lion dance, opera, folk and modern dances, Kungfu performances. Invite family and friends to celebrate with us on this unique festival and you can experience a variety of culture displays.

February 17, 2015 • Kelly • hila1936@colorado.edu

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/

February 17, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

Enhancing function in later life: Exercise and Functional Network Connectivity

Age 65 and older, Boulder or Denver area residents and CU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:

Planning to live in the Boulder/Denver Area for next six months.

Compensation: $300 for six meetings plus a 16 week supervised exercise program.

ELIGIBILITY: 65 years old or older, not regular exercisers. No non-removable metal in body.

CONTACT: 303-492-9549 or force.researchstudy@gmail.com (Please leave your name and a number where we can reach you).

February 17, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

Earn Money for Experiment Participation

Researchers in CU's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience are seeking participants to take part in a variety of paid studies. For more information, or to view available studies and sign up, visit the following website: http://ucboulderpaid.sona-systems.com/

February 17, 2015 • Human Research Coordinator, Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience • hrcoord@colorado.edu

Modern Indian Identity Film Screening: 'Winter in the Blood'

The Center of the American West’s Modern Indian Identity series is thrilled to present filmmakers Andrew and Alex Smith and their movie, Winter in the Blood for a free screening and conversation.

The event will take place Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Eaton Humanities, room 1B50.

Following the film NPR film critic Howie Movshovitz, the Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, and Alex and Andrew Smith will engage in a discussion about the film and the issues it raises.

Find out more at www.centerwest.org

February 17, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

Mosaic Gospel Choir Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Sing your heart out with the Mosaic Gospel Choir on Wednesday nights, 7 p.m. at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, one block north of Colorado Avenue, at the corner of University Heights Avenue. Drop-ins welcome. LGBTQI-friendly. Bring friends. (don't need to be Christian, open to all.) Facebook